We cannot be free of nagging desires through suppression. This is like trying to keep a rubber boat beneath the water. But we remove compulsive desires altogether by understanding their nature.
VERNON HOWARD, quoted in Treasury of Spiritual Wisdom
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
VERNON HOWARD, attributed, Wisdom for the Soul: Five Milennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing