106+ Compass Quotes to Reach Your Best Life

Inspirational deep compass quotes are universal nuggets of wisdom and may help shift your perspective.

Whatever your philosophy about life is, I am sure that one of these profound compass quotes is sure to resonate with you. Also, they help you structure and reflect upon your daily thoughts and problems.

Here, I’ve rounded up the best powerful compass quotes:

Best Compass Quotes

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

Intention is your compass. Oprah Winfrey

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Saint Augustine

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

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. John Ruskin

She held it against her heart. Where else would one need a compass more than in this place? Delia Owens

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

A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost. Idowu Koyenikan

Follow your compass, not your clock. Andrea Jung

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

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

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

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be. John Henrik Clarke

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

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

Let’s explore Life with the compass of Love. Yohann Dafeu

If one has no compass, when one doesn’t know where one stands and where one wants to go, one can deduce that one has no leadership or interest in shaping events. Helmut Kohl

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu

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

Your sensuality is your internal guidance. It should always dictate your next move. Lebo Grand

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

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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

There’s no shame in changing direction.  Lynn Austin

I think of the inner voice as a compass or as a wayshower to guide our path. Echo Bodine

You have to have more than hope to get what you want in life. Shannon L. Alder

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

Being vulnerable allows your heart to find it’s way. The path is scary; the path unknown. Still, the heart’s compass never sways. In the end, love finds you and any doubt felt melts away. James M Stoffel

Your passion is your internal compass that will guide you from where you are towards where you want to go. Julie Connor

When you spend time of the bridge of a ship or in a coxswain’s station with a large compass in front, you can easily develop the impression that the compass is directing the ship rather than merely reflecting its direction. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Powerful Compass Quotes

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

Every man has to learn the points of the compass again as often as he awakes, whether from sleep or any abstraction. Henry David Thoreau

Without a compass, we would all be lost.

You are your own vehicular machinery that ought to propel yourself under guidance of the compass of the Holy Spirit of God. Don’t go off the track! Israelmore Ayivor

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

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

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

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. Dana Facaros

To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Your inner knowing is your only true compass. Joy Page

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

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

Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass. Paul Santaguida

A compass points you in the right direction, but it’s up to you to walk the path.

The best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent van Gogh

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

Your decisions today, both big and small, determine the direction your life will take tomorrow. Craig Groeschel

The compass of accurate knowledge directs the shortest, safest, cheapest course to any destination. Claude C. Hopkins

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

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

Praise God for his compassion of constant love. Lailah Gifty Akita

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. William G.T. Shedd

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

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

If the compass that I hold in my hand is driven by the agendas that I craft in my head, that compass is something more like a windmill erected in a place where the wind never stops blowing. Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

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

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

Betelgeuse, Achenar. Orion. Aquila. Centre the Cross and you have a steady compass. But there’s no compass for my ever disoriented soul, only ever beckoning ghost lights. In the one sure direction, to the one sure end. Keri Hulme

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Famous Compass Quotes

Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in. Tabatha Coffey

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

The compass of my life is set by hope.

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

She Beatrice alone was still real for him, still implied meaning in the world, and beauty. Her nature became his landmark  what Melville would call, with more sobriety than we can now muster, his Greenwich Standard. Dan Simmons

I like to borrow a metaphor from the great poet and mystic Rumi who talks about living like a drawing compass. One leg of the compass is static. It is fixed and rooted in a certain spot. Meanwhile, the other leg draws a huge wide circle around the first one, constantly moving. Just like that, one part of my writing is based in Istanbul. It has strong local roots. Yet at the same time the other part travels the whole wide world, feeling connected to several cities, cultures, and peoples. Elif Shafak

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A strikingly large number of our settlements are oriented to the west and, where circumstances permit, relocate in a westward direction. The east stands for lost causes. Especially at the time that the continent of America was being colonized, it was noticeable that the townships spread to the west even was their eastern districts were falling apart. W.G. Sebald

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

Much of the world’s moral compass is broken. The moral north reads south and the moral south reads north. Dennis Prager

For me, there is a guiding compass that just lives inside of me. Every time I’ve gone against it, something bad has happened. As long as I stay in line and honor it, it has really been life changing. Tyler Perry

My heart is a compass, and it always leads me back to you. A. Zavarelli

Democracy needs a moral compass. Jill Stein

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

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

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

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy

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

Your passion is your internal compass that will guide you from where you are towards where you want to go.

If you’re lucky enough to be in the mountains, then you’re lucky enough. Unknown

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

People see by the light of their own stars. Some nights the stars waver in obscuring mists. I steer a straight course by my own compass. and delight in the mysteries of misguiding stars. Chris Ernest Nelson

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

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills

Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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Inspirational Compass Quotes

The compass opened, if I may so express myself, the universe. Charles De Montesquieu

The only compass that can guide you through life is your heart.

To travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen

Watching the wonder of a dewdrop clinging on a tree leaf in the early morning sunlight can give us an ethereal thrill and at one time awaken the elapsed compass of our inner child. Erik Pevernagie

I don’t need to see the trail to know you’re at the end of it. My grandfather’s compass may not work, but mine is still true. Diana Peterfreund

Life is not a chain of events but an area, something spreading out from a hidden centre and welling at once toward all points of the compass. Stephen Graham

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

Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy which fixes our hearts successively to all the qualities of the person loved confined within the compass of one person. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction. Douglas Macarthur

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No matter how crazy it may feel, I found that following my intuitive hunch is always my best bet. When we are grounded, it will never steer us in the wrong direction. Acting as our guiding light and divine compass. So don’t question it. Trust it. Robin S. Baker

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

Ones vision is not a road map but a compass. Peter Block

Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. Drake

Text me everything, all the things. It might take me a while to reply. But I will reply, Haze. I swear. I want to hear from you. You’re kind of my compass. I don’t want to lose myself in this world. You’re my road map home. Brittainy C. Cherry

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

Don’t allow others to direct your ethical resolutions, rather navigate with your own moral compass so you can see the beacon of your own conscious. Husam Wafaei

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great. William Ellery Channing

The compass is my guide, the stars are my map, and my destination is the horizon. Unknown

Your core values act like your internal compass which navigates the course of your life. If you compromise your core values, you go nowhere. Roy T. Bennett

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal. Paulo Coelho

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

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. Susan Sontag

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau

When kindness is your compass, you will find guidance to the right path in this life and the next. Stewart Stafford

Conscience is a man’s compass. Vincent Van Gogh

Character that is fruit producing can be summed up in the mastery of these qualities morals, but a sense of humor; love, but respect for criticism; intelligence without pretense; humility without self-loathing; and a mind open, but with solid convictions. Criss Jami

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