If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
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They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us–there is no life.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
Relinquishing the delusional hope that we can or must be flawless allows us to seek happiness in the place it can be found: Our real, messy, imperfect experience
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.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Happiness ain’t a thing in itself -it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.