To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves.
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, July 8, 1895, to Lilian Moxon. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).