From the Bible:

“‘Lord,’ she cried, ‘doesn’t it matter to you that my sister has left me to do all this serving alone? Please ask her to help me.’

“‘Martha, Martha,’ Jesus answered, ‘thou art careful and troubled about many things.

“‘But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.’”

From the Bhagavad Gita, second Chapter:

Actions performed under the influence of desire are greatly inferior to those which are guided by wisdom. Happiness eludes people when they act from self-interest. Seek shelter, therefore, in the equanimity of wisdom.