Real goodness is in your hands. It follows a good person as a shadow follows its object.
Everything which can make us better and happier was given to us by God. If our conscience is clear, then nothing can harm us.
They who have decided to dedicate their lives to spiritual perfection will never be dissatisfied or unhappy, because all that they want is in their power.
— Blaise Pascal
Happiness, pure happiness, is a virtue in itself.
— Benedictus Spinoza
The greater the effort a person makes to achieve pleasure, the less possible it is for him to possess real goodness, or love.
They who say that doing good causes them unhappiness either don't believe in God or aren't doing something that is truly good.