Vernon Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

Vernon
Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard
1918
1992

American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher

Author Quotes

You are really one note in the Cosmic Music, harmonizing with other notes to form a grand symphony.

You are saved by seeing sin in the present and not pleasures in the future.

You are saved when you invite spiritual perception, which will give you spiritual renewal. The discovery being that truth, God, resides above the way your mind operates in opposites. You rise above the opposites, and truth is there. Your true nature is above your mind. Eventually you won’t think about spirituality. You will know it, you will have it, and you will live it.

You are trying to do with your mind what must be done with the spirit.

You can be totally different. You can have an excitement that never swings over to depression. It is the true excitement of finding yourself. Nothing is more exciting than to watch a fear fade from your mind forever. Nothing is more delightful than to possess self-command in a world of chaos. There is no greater inspiration than to know that you have found the true path at last.

You can either think about yourself or you can study yourself. The difference between the two is the difference between chains and liberty.

You can have a life of stimulation or you can have a life of inspiration.

Self-ignorance is the only crime and punishment.

The individual has had a problem only with his own wrong thinking toward love.

The only difference in sleeping people is the way they snore.

The whole problem is to get an unaware person to see that he is unaware, which is not easy. How can he see what he will not see? But there are ways, and one of them is to listen to the lesson of suffering. But even this lesson is resisted, for people love their pains in preference to reality. This is because they have not as yet tasted freedom. An animal accustomed to the confining comforts of his cage will fear the open spaces, and will snap at whoever tries to force him out.

To be like the light we must be in the light.

Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.

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

What we imagine is our power is not power at all, while what we cannot imagine - Truth - is our actual power.

Who asks a king for a penny?

Self-knowledge is everything. If you know what you are all about, you know what life is all about. You are not separate from life; you are life itself.

The intelligent reaction toward trouble is to ask, How can I think clearly toward this?

The only reason you do not do great things is because you timidly cling to small things. Will you let loose of small things and bear the uncertainty of having nothing for a while? Do this and eventually you will do great things.

The wise person replaces toys with medicines.

To change what you get you must change who you are

Truth is very frightening to who you are not, but never to who you are in reality.

We can either have our own way, and lose, or lose our own way, and win.

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.

Why do you permit a mere word to stand in your way? Forget the word "difficult" and take your next step.

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First Name
Vernon
Last Name
Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard
Birth Date
1918
Death Date
1992
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American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher