65 Compass Quotes On Success In Life

These compass quotes will inspire you. A compass is a device that shows the cardinal directions used for navigation and geographic orientation. It commonly consists of a magnetized needle or another element, such as a compass card or compass rose, which can pivot to align itself with magnetic north.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging compass quotes, compass sayings, and compass proverbs.

Best Compass Quotes

  1. “Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  2. “Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” ~ Brad Henry
  3. “Until I understand where I am, I can’t get to where I am going. This is the value of a compass when we are out walking or hiking and need to know we’re going in the right direction. But we also have an internal North Star. It’s that little nudge that tells us if we are on the right path to fulfilling our potential, or on the wrong path wasting energy traveling somewhere we don’t need to go. So my advice to you is, pull out that compass every once in a while and make sure you are navigating in the right direction on your journey.” ~ John C. Maxwell , Compass quotes travel
  4. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” ~ Stephen Covey

  5. “A good leader has a compass in their head and a magnet in their heart.” ~ Howard G. Hendricks
  6. “One’s vision is not a road map but a compass.” ~ Peter Block
  7. “Listen to the compass of your heart. All you need lies within you.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
  8. “Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.” ~ John Ruskin

  9. “Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow.” ~ Steve Pavlina
  10. “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.” ~ Saint Augustine
  11. “Conscience is a man’s compass.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  12. “It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.” ~ Michelangelo

  13. “Education is of no value and talent is worthless – unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass.” ~ Condoleezza Rice
  14. “Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt.” ~ Aaron Sorkin
  15. “On the ocean of life let your mind be the ship and your heart be the compass.” ~ James David Manning
  16. “If my heart were a compass, you’d be North.” ~ Kenneth Oppel

  17. “The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three. I may submit to the unknown, but never to the unknowable. The man who bows in that final direction is either a saint or a fool. I have no use for either.” ~ Roger Zelazny
  18. “If you persevere, stick with it, wok at it, you have a real opportunity to achieve. If you do your best and keep a true compass, you’ll get there.” ~ Edward Kennedy
  19. “In this world, you’ve a soul for a compass
    And a heart for a pair of wings
    There’s a star on the far horizon
    Rising bright in an azure sky
    For the rest of the time that you’re given
    Why walk when you can fly?” ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
  20. “If you don t know where you are, a map won’t help.” ~ Watts Humphrey

  21. “You need to adjust your compass to an obtainable goal.” ~ Guillermo del Toro
  22. “Your inner knowing is your only true compass.” ~ Joy Page
  23. “This is the greatest lesson a child can learn. It is the greatest lesson anyone can learn. It has been the greatest lesson I have learned: if you persevere, stick w/it, work @ it, you have a real opportunity to achieve something. Sure, there will be storms along the way. And you might not reach your goal right away. But if you do your best and keep a true compass, you’ll get there.” ~ Edward Kennedy
  24. “The only map of your right life is written on your soul at its most peaceful, and the only sure compass is your heart at its most open.” ~ Martha Beck

  25. “Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point – it’s ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms” ~ Daniel Boone
  26. “Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.” ~ Heinrich Heine
  27. “Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.” ~ Victor Hugo
  28. “We are asleep with compasses in our hands.” ~ W. S. Merwin

  29. “We value the clock for its speed and efficiency. The clock has its place, efficiency has its place, after effectiveness. The symbol of effectiveness is the compass a sense of direction, purpose, vision, perspective, and balance. But the empowerment process itself is not efficient.” ~ Stephen Covey
  30. “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  31. “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  32. “Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.” ~ Joseph Cook

  33. “Every mind has a new compass, a new direction of its own, differencing its genius and aim from every other mind.–We call this specialty the bias of each individual. And none of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “If you don’t know where you are currently standing, you’re dead.” ~ Samuel Beckett
  35. “True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  36. “If one does not expect the unexpected, one will not find it out, since it is not to be searched out, and difficult to compass.” ~ Heraclitus

  37. “The compass rose is nothing but a star with an infinite number of rays pointing in all directions. It is the one true and perfect symbol of the universe. And it is the one most accurate symbol of you. Spread your arms in an embrace, throw your head back, and prepare to receive and send coordinates of being. For, at last you know—you are the navigator, the captain, and the ship.” ~ Vera Nazarian
  38. “There are two ways to go about it. You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and make two perfect eyes as neat as can be. Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it. Like I did. Give it character.” ~ Harvey Ball
  39. “A rusted nail, placed near the faithful compass, Will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.” ~ Walter Scott
  40. “Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.” ~ Mitch Albom

  41. “For all the compasses in the world, there’s only one direction, and time is its only measure.” ~ Tom Stoppard
  42. “There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.” ~ Robert Charles Winthrop
  43. “Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.” ~ Barack Obama
  44. “I think of the inner voice as a compass or as a way-shower to guide our path.” ~ Echo Bodine

  45. “No compass has ever been invented for the high seas of matrimony.” ~ Heinrich Heine
  46. “loosely bound
    By countless silken ties of love and thought
    To everything on earth the compass round” ~ Robert Frost , Compass quotes love
  47. “The artist is the compass which, through the raging of the storm, points steadily to the north.” ~ Romain Rolland
  48. “Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.” ~ James Agee

  49. “My body is a compass – and it does not lie.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  50. “Your heart like a hawk-mouth in the sun, your heart like a ship on an atoll, your heart like a compass needle driven mad by a little piece of lead, like washing drying in the wind, like a whining of horses, like seed thrown to the birds, like an evening paper one has finished reading! Your heart is a charade that the whole world has guessed.” ~ Louis Aragon
  51. “Reason is the light, the sun of the brain. It is the compass of the mind, the ever-constant Northern Star, the mountain peak that lifts itself above all clouds.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  52. “Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come.” ~ William Shakespeare

  53. “Whatever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  54. “The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.” ~ Louis J. Freeh
  55. “I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven’t had any moral compass, who’ve just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end, they’re losers.” ~ Michael Bloomberg
  56. “A society without religion is like a vessel without compass.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  57. “I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.” ~ Lana Del Rey
  58. “This day I breathed first: time is come round,
    And where I did begin there shall I end;
    My life is run his compass.” ~ William Shakespeare
  59. “A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward; to reset oneself by an inner compass.” ~ May Sarton

  60. “If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they’ll generally stay out of trouble.” ~ Steve Chabot
  61. “Those who are enamored of practice without science are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty of where he is going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  62. “So I’m just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone.” ~ John Perry Barlow

  63. “Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.” ~ Joseph Addison
  64. “They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness.” ~ Hugh Sidey
  65. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”~ Michelle Obama

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