45+ Best Compass Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational compass quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Compass Quotes

Though pleas’d to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way. – Matthew Green

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

She kept her trusty compass with her all times to guide her through each new twist and turn on her journey. – Queenisms

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

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

Though fortune’s malice overthrows my state, my mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. – William Shakespeare

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

Follow your compass, not your clock. – Andrea Jung

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

I poured a compass into my coffee, to give the flavor some direction. – Jarod Kintz

So, I come back again to the condition that the Golden Rule, if one adopts it, is a difficult master to serve. The ship’s captain will not throw the compass overboard because the wind blows fair and the day is funny. For he knows, from the experiences of the ocean’s instability, that the danger days of storm are always just ahead. So, the compass must always be handy and obedience to it must always be loyal. And so, with the Golden Rulle—the compass must be ever at hand through life’s journey. It will see us through trying times. And perhaps the most trying of all times comes when success is riding high and we may be tempted to throw the compass overboard. It is then we must remember that all good days in human life come from the mastery of the days of trouble that are forever recurrent. – James Cash Penney

If my heart was a compass in will point towards you. – Hussein Nishah

I am a mystic and am directed by an internal compass. I am not outer directed. – Diane Wilson

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

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

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

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

The great thing in the world isn’t so much where we stand. As in what direction we are moving. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

Be governed by your internal compass, not by some clock on the wall. – Stephen Covey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Above all things, the plainsmen had to have in instinct for direction. I never had a compass in my life, but I was never lost. – Charles Goodnight

In this world, you’ve a soul for a compass and a heart for a pair of wings. – Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points. – Rudolf Arnheim

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

When a man has no design but to speak plain truth, he may say a great deal in a very narrow compass. – Richard Steele

Then, my queen, in silence sad trip we after night’s shade. We the globe can compass soon, swifter than the wand’ring moon. – William Shakespeare

So let your heart, sweetheart, be your compass when you’re lost, and you should follow it wherever it may go. – Lady Antebellum

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

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

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

I am free to wander. Heading in the right direction. Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R Tolkien

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

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

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

We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be. The faithful compass that still points to thee. – John Gay

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

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

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