Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi alaih) mentioned:

“The spirit one needs to constantly have is how can one be of service to the creation and how can one’s actions be a means of preserving deen. We should not do things to earn popularity among people. As far as popularity is concerned, we should hope and desire that people do not even come to know of our good works carried out during our lifetime and nor should the people speak of our good deeds after our demise.” (Malfoozaat-e-Hakeemul Ummat 10/19)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za