Vernon Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

Vernon
Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard
1918
1992

American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher

Author Quotes

An awakened man has no enemies; even if he has enemies.

Awareness is knowing that you don’t know what you are doing.

Cosmic wisdom reveals why unhappy events happen, after which they cease to happen.

A sincere seeker constantly acquires self-insight, crisis or not.

An obvious fact about negative feelings is often overlooked. They are caused by us not by exterior happenings. An outside event presents the challenge but we react to it. So we must attend to the way we take things not to the things themselves.

Badness is an admission of failure. Think about this all day.

Defeat has no right to exist.

A sour apple tree deceives only those who admire the blossoms without tasting the fruit.

An outlaw to Truth is an in-law to pain.

Be true to your original nature and you make every circumstance a right circumstance as far as you are concerned.

Develop sincerity by questioning your sincerity.

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

And that one problem is that you are separated from God.

Be very observant of self-harm in you the moment it occurs.

Dissatisfaction is not cured by merely rearranging our divided parts, but by bringing them together in their original form, which produces understanding.

Admiration is a terrible thing. It is division. The idea stands between you and the good life.

And the next day you have to plan it out again.

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

Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.

How would you feel if you had no fear?
Feel like that.
How would you behave toward other people
if you realized their powerlessness to hurt you?
Behave like that.

How would your react to so-called misfortune
if you saw its inability to bother you?
React like that.

How would you think toward yourself
if you knew you were really all right?
Think like that.

Detection of inner negativity is not a negative act. But a courageously positive act that makes you a new person.

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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