True Happiness from Fulfilling Duty

“In fine, nothing can contribute to true happiness that is inconsistent with duty; nor can a course of action, conformable to it, be finally without an ample reward. For God governs; and he is good. I pray him to direct you; and, indeed, you will never be without his direction if you humbly ask it, and show yourself always ready to obey it.”

—Benjamin Franklin, Smyth 5:181. (1768.)