To help should be intrinsic, not extrinsic.

from Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy page 36 fiction ~1 min read

When he succeeded in helping people, either by advice, or by his knowledge of reading and writing, or by settling some quarrel, he did not wait to see their gratitude but went away directly afterwards. And little by little God began to reveal Himself within him.

—Leo Tolstoy, Father Sergius, p. 36