72 Compass Quotes to Guide You To The Right Path

The compass has been seen as a sign of safety and protection since its inception in ancient times. It can always securely direct you home and save you from becoming lost.

Here is the best collection of compass quotes and sayings. You can read, enjoy and share these quotes about compass with your friends and family members.

Best Compass Quotes

Live your life by a compass, not a clock. ~ Stephen Covey.

We are asleep with compasses in our hands. ~ W. S. Merwin.

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.


Conscience is a man’s compass. ~ Vincent Van Gogh.

If my heart were a compass, you’d be North. ~ Kenneth Oppel.

No compass has ever been invented for the high seas of matrimony. ~ Heinrich Heine.

By countless silken ties of love and thought, to everything on earth the compass round ~ Robert Frost.

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.

A society without religion is like a vessel without compass. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow. ~ Steve Pavlina.

A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward; to reset oneself by an inner compass. ~ May Sarton.

My body is a compass – and it does not lie. ~ Terry Tempest Williams.

Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. ~ Heinrich Heine.

One’s vision is not a road map but a compass. ~ Peter Block.

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. ~ Harvey Ball.

So I’m just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone. ~ John Perry Barlow.

The artist is the compass which, through the raging of the storm, points steadily to the north. ~ Romain Rolland.

Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense. ~ James Agee.

Famous Compass Quotes

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.

Your personal values are the best compass for your unique journey. ~ Chris Hutchinson.

He never broke my heart. He only turned it into a compass that always points me back to him. ~ Clementine von Radics.

Why is it that we don’t worry about a compass until we’re lost in a wilderness of our own making? ~ Craig D Lounsbrough.

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. ~ Jim Rohn.

Show not what has been done, but what can be. How beautiful the world would be if there were a procedure for moving through labyrinths. ~ Umberto Eco.

Let your heart be your compass, your mind your map, your soul your guide and you will never get lost. ~ Ritu Ghatourey.

On the ocean of life let your mind be the ship and your heart be the compass. ~ James David Manning.


Intention is your compass. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

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.

A hero would die for his country, but he’d much rather live for it. ~ Aaron Sorkin.

Ask to know what you are born to do. Follow the compass of joy. ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard.

A nation cannot be truly great without a moral compass. ~ Marcia Fudge.

You don’t throw a compass overboard because the ocean is calm. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

Whatever happens here, trust your heart. It’s as true as any compass. ~ Dean Koontz.

Popular Compass Quotes

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? ~ Vincent Van Gogh.

A good leader has a compass in their head and a magnet in their heart. ~ Howard G. Hendricks.

If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they’ll generally stay out of trouble. ~ Steve Chabot.

I was 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 wide and wavering as the ocean. ~ Lana Del Rey.

If you persevere, stick with it, work 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.

There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism. ~ Robert Charles Winthrop.

Education is of no value and talent is worthless – unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass. ~ Condoleezza Rice.

Listen to the compass of your heart. All you need lies within you. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher.

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.

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. ~ Brad Henry.

A rusted nail, placed near the faithful compass, Will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy. ~ Walter Scott.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come. ~ William Shakespeare.

On the ocean of life let your mind be the ship and your heart be the compass. ~ James David Manning.

Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt. ~ Aaron Sorkin.

If you don t know where you are, a map won’t help. ~ Watts Humphrey.

Top Compass Quotes

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.

I always have a sense of trembling, but so does a compass, after all. ~ Jerzy Kosiński.


You need to adjust your compass to an obtainable goal. ~ Guillermo del Toro.

Creativity is like a compass, each one has its own, and all point to the North. ~ Efrat Cybulkiewicz.

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.

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 rest of the time you’re given
Why walk when you can fly? ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter.

You have to follow your moral compass: it’s a good guide of telling you what is right and wrong. ~ Cailee Spaeny.

Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near! No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay! ~ Ada Cambridge.

Most times, the worst of situations can become a compass to the best of situations. ~ Ikechukwu Izuakor.

I think of the inner voice as a compass or as a way – shower to guide our path. ~ Echo Bodine.

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart. ~ Joseph Cook.

Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course. ~ Mitch Albom.

For all the compasses in the world, there’s only one direction, and time is its only measure. ~ Tom Stoppard.

Only when I fall do I get up again. ~ Vincent Van Gogh.

Life is a voyage that’s homeward bound. Stay on the right path. He that has patience may compass anything. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld.

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. ~ Marcus Aurelius.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. ~ Marcus Aurelius.

My kids are at a point in their lives where I’m a moral compass for them. God help them both. ~ Jack Wagner.


Your inner knowing is your only true compass. ~ Joy Page.

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.

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.

Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass. ~ John Ruskin.

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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.