St Antony the Great

Sayings of the Desert Fathers

The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them. - St. Macarius the Great
Saint Antony Coptic Orthodox Monastery
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? (Mk 8:36)