“Alas! Though all these wandering sentient beings always want only happiness, nevertheless, since they don’t know that happiness’ cause is virtue, or if they do, are unable to achieve it, they’re destitute of happiness. If they now had happiness and it’s cause, how wonderful! May they have it! I will make this happen! Please inspire me so that I can do this.”
Verse 29-30 from The Essence of Nectar – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru, as published in: The Essential Nectar: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Geshe Rabten. Edited and verse translation by Martin Wilson. Wisdom Publications (currently out of print).