If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.
More David Brainerd quotes :
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.David Brainerd
We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work and accordingly labour faithfully for him not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.David Brainerd
I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.David Brainerd