The good done well is the best good done.
"Good earth, on the other hand, brings forth fruit by patience. The reason for this is that nothing we do is good unless we also bear with equanimity the injuries done us by our neighbors. In fact, the more we progress, the more hardships we shall have to endure in this world; for when our love for this present world dies, its sufferings increase. This is why we see many people doing good works and at the same time struggling under a heaven [sic] burden of afflictions. They now shun earthly desires, and yet they are tormented by greater sufferings. But, as the Lord said, they bring forth fruit by patience, because, since they humbly endure misfortunes, they are welcomed when these are over into a place of rest in heaven."
Gregory the Great (AD 540-604), XL Hom. in Evangelia 1, 15.1-2, 4
Gregory was the bishop of Rome from 590 to 604, and his Book of Pastoral Rule became the textbook of medieval bishops.