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80 Inspiring Quotes by Vernon Howard

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Wikipedia Summary for Vernon Howard

Vernon Linwood Howard (March 16, 1918 – August 23, 1992) was an American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher.

brown leaf tree facing the lake

Truth breaks you down so it can rebuild you according to its specifications in Heaven.

--Vernon Howard


silhouette of kneeling man

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.

--Vernon Howard


silhouette photography of trees and sky

We can accept God becoming Man to save Man, but not Man becoming God to save himself.

--Vernon Howard

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

It is a thousand times more sensible to climb one foot up the
mountainside than to chatter for years about the mountaintop.

--Vernon Howard

crescent moon above mountain

A perfect method for awakening is to examine the results of our daily actions. If they are harmful, we know we need more consciousness.

--Vernon Howard

shallow focus photo of green leaves

Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.

--Vernon Howard

close-up photography of building

Whenever encountering a troublesome person, do not identify him as being cruel or stupid or rude or anything else like that. Instead, see him as a frightened person.

--Vernon Howard

woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime

All heartache is caused by wrong viewpoints.

--Vernon Howard


silhouette of trees during sunset

Procrastination is illogical from every viewpoint. It is like the man who wanted to cross the stream, so he sat on the bank to wait for all the water to run by.

--Vernon Howard

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As incredible as it sounds, an unhappy man does not realize that happiness is better than unhappiness. Knowing only his own concealed anguish, he worships it, which is the same as self-worship.

--Vernon Howard

silhouette of trees near body of water during sunset

We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.

--Vernon Howard

orange petaled flowers

Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.

--Vernon Howard

silhouette photography of mountains

We are slaves to whatever we don't understand.

--Vernon Howard

gray concrete surface

A desperation to escape a problem is the wrong way. A passion to understand it is the right way.

--Vernon Howard

white wall paint with black line

Anger or bitterness toward those who have hurt you will block your path to higher ground. You can have anger toward people or you can have freedom from people, but you can't have both.

--Vernon Howard

Arizona landscape

Mysticism is not this or that particular cup on the table; it is the water poured into all of them.

--Vernon Howard

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

You can not escape a prison if you do not know you're in one.

--Vernon Howard





The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.

--Vernon Howard


man in black jacket and pants jumping on white rock

The need to impress others causes half the world's woes.

--Vernon Howard

Longer Version:

The need to impress others causes half the world's woes. Don't add to them. Be real, not impressive.


man in black shirt wearing cowboy hat

Truth never pleads or compromises or wavers. It invites and awaits your acceptance.

--Vernon Howard

mountains under starry sky during nighttime

The best way to start doing something is to start doing something.

--Vernon Howard

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.

--Vernon Howard

Arizona landscape

The most marvelous experience of life is to transform life according to reality, not imagination.

--Vernon Howard

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

Run forward when possible, walk ahead when you can, stagger onward when you must, but never cease your forward movement.

--Vernon Howard

person holding sunflower

Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.

--Vernon Howard

photo of pine trees

For every problem or confusion and for every desire or ambition there is an available force waiting for your call.

--Vernon Howard

couple sitting near trees during golden hour

A person obsessed with the need to be happy will never be so. The obsession is the obstruction.

--Vernon Howard



pink flowers with white background

We are exactly where we have chosen to be.

--Vernon Howard

yellow sunflowers

Humanity appreciates truth about as much as a squirrel appreciates silver.

--Vernon Howard

woman standing on forest

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.

--Vernon Howard

three person looking stars and milky way

People appreciate and follow the person who can persuade them properly. Make that person you.

--Vernon Howard

red roses on book

A false path must be tensely and angrily defended by those it has deceived.

--Vernon Howard



rock formation in body of water

Evil wants you to think that its power is absolute, endless. It wants to so make you quake and quiver that all you'll do is fall down and worship it.

--Vernon Howard

yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime

Ignorant people remain ignorant because they have a secret agreement to call one another intelligent.

--Vernon Howard

Arizona landscape pines

Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence.

--Vernon Howard

lights

The search for truth is really a lot of good fun.

--Vernon Howard

yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime

Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.

--Vernon Howard

mountains covered with fog

All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.

--Vernon Howard


blue sky and white clouds

Evil is an attack against human spiritual development and enlightenment. All evil, badness, neurosis -- it has one motive and one motive only, which is to destroy -- to destroy your chance of arising above yourself.

--Vernon Howard



green leafed plant

The power of the present moment is so immense it is capable -- when lived in fully -- of destroying forever every past mistake and regret.

--Vernon Howard

coffee mug on top of tablecloth beside ashtray

A cheery relaxation is man's natural state, just as nature itself is relaxed. A waterfall is concerned only with being itself, not with doing something it considers waterfall-like.

--Vernon Howard

green trees in between gray concrete road

Learn to see a problem from a higher level of understanding. Then, it dissolves before your eyes.

--Vernon Howard

starry night over butte

Your friends will be as careless with your life as they are with their own.

--Vernon Howard


red rose

What you really want for yourself is always trying to break through, just as a cooling breeze flows through an open window on a hot day. Your part is to open the windows of your mind.

--Vernon Howard

white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair

Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.

--Vernon Howard

black fishes

Society is like a crowd in carnival costumes with everyone fearful that others will see through his disguise.

--Vernon Howard

view of mountaintops with clouds

Remember that cosmic fact and mental myth cannot occupy the same place at the same time, any more than two hands can occupy the same glove. So choose what is truly right for you.

--Vernon Howard

person holding sunflower

It is not the strong who are dangerous to the world and to themselves. It is the weak and the inadequate who threaten -- and sometimes destroy -- mankind's peace and prosperity.

--Vernon Howard

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It is against the law to permit weak people to steal your strength. Never permit it.

--Vernon Howard


photography of lake near tree

Resistance to the disturbance is the disturbance.

--Vernon Howard

person holding white book

Do not mistake desire for love. Desire leaves home in a frantic search for one gratification after another. Love is at home with itself.

--Vernon Howard

man riding on white horse on the hill

One false idea is that anyone can hurt you. Events can ruin your reputation, take your money, mistreat you, revenge itself upon you, deceive, betray, abandon you, but cannot hurt you.

--Vernon Howard


shallow focus photography of red flower

You must never fear anything at all.

--Vernon Howard

Arizona landscape rocks

The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them.

--Vernon Howard

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Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?

--Vernon Howard

green, red, and white abstract painting

A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.

--Vernon Howard

bird on pier

We must get to the point in our lives. What is the point? To become a new kind of man or woman, having inner command and outer excellence.

--Vernon Howard

snow covered brown mountain

You have it made when you don't care whether you have it made or not.

--Vernon Howard

person in black top carrying brown wicker basket

Make it absolutely clear to yourself what you want from other people. That is really half the secret for drawing your desire to you in the shortest possible time and with the least amount of effort.

--Vernon Howard

forest trees photograph

The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.

--Vernon Howard

boy standing on grass and facing fence during daytime

Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth Is a supremely successful day.

--Vernon Howard

concert photos

Make it your profitable habit to carefully study facial expressions. You can see the entire human drama in a face; you can tell its owner's history.

--Vernon Howard

red rose

The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician.

--Vernon Howard

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