Armed with prayer, the saints sustained a glorious warfare and vanquished all their enemies. By prayer, also, they appeased the wrath of God, and obtained from Him all they desired.---VEN. LOUIS OF GRANADA.
Here are a few more quotes about the importance of loving God rather than just working:
We are thinking of great works for God, but God is thinking of great love from us.---M. EUGENE BOYLAN.
An instant of pure love is more precious in the sight of God, and of the soul, and more profitable to the Church than all other good works put together, though it may seem as if nothing were done.---ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS.