104+ Best Direction Quotes That Have Changed My Life

By taking small steps each and every day, putting aside overthinking, and realizing that you have everything you need deep within, you can find your direction in your life. Profoundly inspirational direction quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Direction Quotes

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

I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you. C. JoyBell C.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty four hour days. Zig Ziglar

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. Ralph Marston

Study the past if you would define the future. Confucius

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. Jim Rohn

Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark. Bryce Courtenay

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. Alice Paul

I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people’s lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life. Melody Beattie,

Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris

Enlightenment is man’s release from his self incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man’s inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere aude! Have courage to use your own reason! that is the motto of enlightenment. Immanuel Kant

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. Chanakya

If you do not know where you come from, then you don’t know where you are, and if you don’t know where you are, then you don’t know where you’re going. And if you don’t know where you’re going, you’re probably going wrong. Terry Pratchett

Direction is more important than speed. You can go fast in the wrong direction. Redfoo

Stop in somebody’s shadow to rest and cool down, and you are lost. No one can make anyone else happy. Peter Deunov

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. Norman Cousins

Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions. Shannon L. Alder

My favorite music isn’t necessarily the songs that One Direction come out with. That doesn’t mean to say I don’t secretly really love some of our songs, which I do. My personal tastes. I actually like quite a bit acoustic and more mellow kinds of things. Louis Tomlinson

Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen. Vernon Howard

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man. Richard P. Feynman

If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take. Lewis Carroll

If everybody is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction. Sam Walton

No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don’t have. Michael Bassey Johnson

And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction. John Motson

But beware of this about callings they may not lead us where we intended to go or even where we want to go. If we choose to follow, we may have to be willing to let go of the life we already planned and accept whatever is waiting for us. And if the calling is true, though we may not have gone where we intended, we will surely end up where we need to be. Steve Goodier

My plan is to have no plan. If you know what plan you have, life has its own ideas and will take you in any direction it pleases. So my idea about life is to just be open to it and to go with the flow and go with my gut. Toni Collette

If you have no good drive in you, your life will not be steered through a good direction. It will miss its destined station. Passion or drive is what moves the vehicle of a fulfilled life. Israelmore Ayivor

You just have to have the guidance to lead you in the direction until you can do it yourself. Tina Yothers

Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart. Ursula K. Le Guin

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? Charles M. Schulz

It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere. Steve Goodier

Grit, in a word, is stamina. But it’s not just stamina in your effort. It’s also stamina in your direction, stamina in your interests. If you are working on different things but all of them very hard, you’re not really going to get anywhere. You’ll never become an expert. Angela Duckworth

It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving it’s purpose in your life. Chinonye J. Chidolue

Work takes on new meaning when you feel you are pointed in the right direction. Otherwise, it’s just a job, and life is too short for that. Tim Cook

Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom. Suzy Kassem

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss

God’s will is your deepest desires. Dan Brown

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint Exupery

When I reached the street I didn’t know whether to go right or left. Soon I’d have to start acting like a person who cared about what happened to him. Denis Johnson

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Don Miguel Ruiz

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

Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction, I don’t have the time or the energy. DMX

The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever seen. For the greatest leaders are those who share as equals in the trials and struggles, the demands and expectations, the hills and trenches, the laws and punishments placed upon the backs of those governed. A great leader is motivated not by power but by compassion. Therefore he can do nothing but make himself a servant to those whom he rules. Such a leader is unequivocally respected, and loved for loving. Richelle E. Goodrich

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. John C. Crosby

Headed to the top. The only question as I meet you on my way is if you’re coming with me or not. Iveta Cherneva

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. Plato

To let go sometimes makes us feel like losers because it means giving up what truly we felt we had a right to. But true strength lies in resisting the urge to hold onto things and people that bring us down. Chinonye J. Chidolue

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Your grandma always had a terrible sense of direction. She could get lost on an escalator. Fredrik Backman

There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce. Carl Sagan

What you are, and who you are should provide greater clarity about where you have been and where you are headed. Although one distinguishes spiritual from physical nature, the ultimate unification of the two is the consequence of the struggle for internal, external and eternal peace. T.F. Hodge

Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction. Oprah Winfrey

It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way. Oscar Wilde

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. Richard Halliburton

Change is inevitable, change will always happen, but you have to apply direction to change, and that’s when it’s progress. Doug Baldwin

My direction? Anywhere. Because one is always nearer by not keeping still. Sebastian Faulks

Resilience is distinct from mere survival, and more than mere endurance. Resilience is often endurance with direction. Eric Greitens

Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men to dish it out without being able to take it the blind leading the blind into more blindness. Criss Jami

Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going. Werner Erhard

During moments of strife and dis ease, check your flow and redirect your focus to that which is naturally good. T.F. Hodge

One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we’ve been wishing to lead ourselves. Richard Bach

Delving into the past had unveiled a cruel lesson  that in the book of life it is perhaps best not to turn back pages; it was a path on which, whatever direction we took, we’d never be able to choose our own destiny. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Everything that is somehow related to direction and filmmaking fascinates me, like cinematography. Sushant Singh Rajput

You’re living your days at the moment how a sheep grazes, meandering, not engaged with anything much. Nikki Gemmell

Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals however mundane or lofty they may be. Jack Canfield

When your drive is moving your purpose, focus must hold the wheels else your might miss the way. And do you know what that means? Avoid Crash!!!Stay focused! Israelmore Ayivor

She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn’t help wondering from what direction. Bob Hope

Undoubtedly, our weariness is not based on the fact that we’re running. Rather, our weariness is all too frequently based on the fact that many of the things that we’re running from are the very things we should be running to. Craig D. Lounsbrough

You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. Alvin Toffler

A well trained mind directs circumstance. Toba Beta

The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts. Earl Nightingale

Train up a child in such a way she or he should go; even when she or he is old she or he will not depart. Santosh Avvannavar

If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going. Irwin Corey

I pray that I am never so foolishly naive or roguishly pompous to think that I can be the captain of my own ship, for if God is not at the helm my ship will soon be at the bottom. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. Al Bernstein

A Vessel out at Sea is like a Woman, with out a Navigator it has no sense of Direction. A Navigator with out a Vessel has no Sense of Purpose. Rey

I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction. George Washington

Excitement is a crossroad which runs in all directions. No man lacks personality; he just never connected with you at the intersection. Criss Jami

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order. Ibrahim Babangida

As a sovereign being, you do not need the permission or direction of another; these can only come from the sacred inner sanctum of your heart. Kris Franken

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu

What are we doing next, God? Loretta Gibson

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

Therese frowned, floundering in a sea without direction or gravity, in which she knew only that she could mistrust her own impulses. Patricia Highsmith

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. Carl Rogers

I was a lost Saul on a life long road to Damascus, stuck at crossroads and blinded by Your perfect vision, i upped, then left and went right. Kweli Douglas

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. E. F. Schumacher

Follow your heart. You may go astray but your life will find its direction somehow. Bhuwan Thapaliya

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. William Gibson

One exercise that can help you address this trap involves making a list of all the ways, including emotional ones, in which you feel dependent on your partner, then making another list of big or small steps you might take to begin to become more independent. These lists can guide you in focusing your energy in the directions you need to go. Lundy Bancroft

If you could get all the people in the organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time. Patrick Lencioni

To achieve something big in this world gather your energy and throw it forcefully in only one right direction. Anuj Jasani

We are not retreating  we are advancing in another direction. Douglas MacArthur

The world never moves in the direction you expect. You have often got to acknowledge the direction in which the world is moving. Neelam Saxena Chandra

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction. Warren Buffett

I think sometimes we know where we’re going even when we think we don’t. Stephen King

Energy can’t be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere. Keanu Reeves

Follow your toes if you want to go in the right direction. Anthony T. Hincks

Our thoughts create our reality where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. Peter McWilliams

Being lost does not suggest the absence of a map. Craig D. Lounsbrough