If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
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You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than you do to consume wealth without producing it.
Happiness and unhappiness are in the heart and spirit of each one of us: If you feel unhappy, then place yourself above that and act so that your happiness does not get to be dependent on anything.
A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life.
Happiness, wealth, and success are the byproducts of goal setting; they cannot be the goals themselves.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
How often, for example, have you said or heard someone else say, All I really want in this life is to be happy? It sounds like a commonsense answer, but as a life goal, it is destined for failure. My dog, Barkley, wants to be happy. Does that mean that the two of you want the same things? I dont think so. Ill bet everything I own that you and Barkley define happiness very differently. So unless youre willing to settle for someone scratching your belly and letting you sleep under the coffee table, you might want to be a little more precise about what you as a unique individual really want.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.