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Vernon Howard

Vernon Howard       

 Vernon Howard is another great addition on this blog. We will take a brief look at his life and then review Vernon Howard’s quotes at the end. 

He was born on March 18, 1918, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA. The author died on August 23, 1992. We remember him as a dedicated man to the field of personal and spiritual development. Not only was he a renowned author with several best selling titles to his name, he was also a sought after spiritual teacher and speaker whose legacy we still enjoy today. 

Vernon Howard  Career 

Howard embarked on his writing career in the 1940s. As someone who loved children, he started off as a children’s author. He soon moved into personal development and it is clear from his writing that he had a deep desire to share his knowledge and help others improve their personal life. If there is one message that Howard wanted his readers to grasp, this was the practice and importance of self-awareness. 

He quickly gained popularity as a writer and was soon in demand as a spiritual development teacher. This led Howard to establish the New Life Foundation in 1979.

Vernon Howard Books

Howard published several books during his lifetime. He was very much a successful author whose books were translated into several languages and read across the globe.  Given the amount of books he wrote, it is clear that he was a prolific writer who did not find it difficult to pen down his ideas. He wrote several motivational books, all aimed at helping those who read them to experience joy, peace and success.  

His books are available on Amazon to purchase. 

  • Children’s Missionary Library 
  • The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power
  • Your Magic Powers of Persuasion
  • Psycho-Pictography: The New Way to Use the Miracle Power of Your Mind
  • The Power of Your Supermind
  • Esoteric Mind Power
  • 50 Ways to See Through People
  • Pathways to Perfect Living
  • Your Power of Natural Knowing
  • 1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle
  • Inspire Yourself
  • Solved: The Mystery of Life
  • A Treasury of Trueness
  • Secrets of Mental Magic: How to Use
  • Treasury of Positive Answers
  • Cosmic Command
  • Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge 
  • There is a Way Out 
  • Secrets for Higher Success
  • 700 Inspiring Guides to a New Life
  • Conquer Anxiety and Frustration 
  • Practical Exercised for Inner Harmony 
  • 50 Ways to Get Help from God
  • Your Power to Say NO
  • Sex and Sweethearts 

Vernon Howard Teachings

Vernon Howard saw through the illusion of fear, suffering, and loneliness. He believed that there is a way out of human suffering.  His books are widely used by psychiatrists, doctors, counselors, psychologists, educators, clergymen, and individuals from all walks of life. 

He taught people that everyone has the ability to overcome perceived problems through a sincere desire for inner peace.  Howard was a strong advocate for persistence and  self-honesty.  In Howard’s view, a strong person does not need the approval of others. 


Vernon Howard Legacy

Vernon Howard left a lasting legacy. Howard established the non-profit learning center New Life Foundation way back in 1979, where he continued to teach until he died in 1992. Today, the foundation is based in Pine, Arizona, and keeps the legacy of Howard alive through personal classes conducted by some of the students who studied with them.           

Howard is also the inspiration behind the foundations set up by some of his fellow students. Examples are the Eagle Literary Foundation based in Idaho which was established by Mark L Butler.  The Life Of Learning Foundation created in 1993 by Guy Finley, (a fellow student), is also credit to Howard’s influence.

Vernon Howard Quotes


    1. “You have succeeded in life when all you really WANT is only what you really NEED.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    2. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    3. “Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.”
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    4. “By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    5. “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.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    6. “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    7. “It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret.”- Vernon Howard
    8. “The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them.”- Vernon Howard
    9. “We are exactly where we have chosen to be.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    10. “Don’t try to be spiritual. That is only a word in the dictionary. Make it your goal to become a normally functioning individual. Let these principles shape you according to your real nature of a simple, decent, honest, unafraid human being.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    11. “The truth , when it arrives is always different from what we thought it would be..if we imagine that we already know the truth, that imaginations based on old and habitual ideas. But the truth is always something entirely new to the mind; so we cannot possibly imagine it. Just as we cannot know what a new day is like before we experience it, we cannot think accurately about a new truth until we first live it. As we dare to drop our conditioned opinions, we make room for the truth…”
      ― Vernon Howard
    12. “Don’t think that you must involve yourself with complex intellectual philosophies. Don’t try to be profound or educated. That only wears you out. Just be simple. Let everyday life be your teacher.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    13. “Whether a person is aware of it or not, he is assaulted constantly by misleading and hostile voices within the mind. They speak both through you and to you. Everyone is their target, but because of their extreme cunning, few people ever detect and dismiss them. So the only problem is a lack of information about these foreign voices. The curing facts are as close as your desire for them. It is extremely important for you to remember the following truth: these hurtful voices are not you, and they do not belong to you, but merely speak through your psychic system. Don’t take them as being your own voices, any more than you take radio voices as being your own. They simply use unaware human beings. Your true nature has nothing to do with them. When finally dismissing these sinister speakers you make room for spiritual health and true life.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    14. “Circumstances are conquered simply by having no egotistical need to conquer them.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    15. “The true way of knowing yourself includes neither self-praise nor self-blame, but only a wise silence.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    16. “Think of happiness as a state of inner liberty. That is exactly whatit is. It is never anything else. It will help if you forget the word
      happiness altogether. Substitute the term inner liberty. It works favorably upon your thinking habits. It connects inner liberty with the genuine meaning of happiness. And that puts you on the right track.” ― Vernon Howard
    17. “Rushing emotions have no more real power to sweep you away than a tiny brook can move a boulder.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    18. “Your level of mental awareness attracts the habitual life you lead.”
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    20. “The intelligent person ignores what to do. He or she concentrates on what to be. We must put first things first. To be clearminded
      is first. Obviously, that is the only kind of mind that makes accurate and profitable decisions.”
      ― Vernon Howard
    21. “You command a condition by having no negative attitudes toward it.”
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Looking at the above words from Vernon Howard’s works, I think we can come to the conclusion that his teachings are similar to the teachings of other teachers like Abraham Hicks, James Allen, Michael Beckwith and Bob Proctor. The basis of the teachings are as within so is without. Vernon says, “Your level of mental awareness attracts the habitual life you lead.”

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