For a person who leads a spiritual life, self-sacrifice brings a bliss that far transcends the pleasure a person who lives by the self-indulgent satisfaction of his animal passions.
He who is kind does good for other people. And if a person suffers while he does kind deeds, he becomes an even better person.
— Jean De La Bruyere
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
— Matthew 10:37
There is no higher blessing for a person than to do charitable work for the benefit and well-being of others.
— Lucy Malory
Just as fire blows out candles, good deeds for the benefit of others destroy a selfish life.
The dark spot in the sunlight that falls on us is the shadow created by our own personalities. We live for ourselves only when we live for others. It may seem strange, but try it, and you will see it from your own experience.