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Happiness is a delusion that can be self-imposed or brought on by pleasing circumstances. This most sought after delusion is also one of the most dangerous.

Duane Alan Hahn [April 10, 2016]

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Guillaume Apollinaire

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.

Charles Percy Snow

Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object.

Hermann Hesse

Doing What You Like Is Freedom Liking What You Do Is Happiness

The really happy man never laughsseldomthough he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tensionand the happy are not over strung.

Prof. F. A. P. Aveling

You may think that you need a particular other person to be complete, or a specific job to be successful, or some other emotional or physical gratification to be happy. That is when you may wish to notice that you are here, right now, without it. Why, then, do you think you need it? Close examination will reveal that you do not need it, not even to be happy.

The irony is that when you move into happiness with or without that person or situation that you imagine you needed, you put yourself in a much better position to attract that person or situation. That is because happiness attracts. It is like a magnet. It is the highest energy, next to love. Indeed, happiness is love, felt. The trick, then, is to be happy before you have what you think you need in order to be happy. Do not wait until after you receive itor you may never receive it.

Neale Donald Walsch

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

Edith Wharton

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.

Dale Carnegie

Why trudge through the sludge or hack your way through a tangled maze if it's possible to walk around? Happiness can often be increased by avoiding the unnecessary.

Duane Alan Hahn

The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now.

Robert Ingersoll

Whatever you choose for yourself, give to another. If you choose to be happy, cause another to be happy. If you choose to be prosperous, cause another to prosper. If you choose more love in your life, cause another to have more love in theirs.

God from Conversations with God (Book 3) through Neale Donald Walsch

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

Swift

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.

Cyril Connolly

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Mark Victor Hansen

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Enjoy everything. Need nothing.

God from Conversations with God (Book 2) through Neale Donald Walsch

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