Compass Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old compass quotes, compass sayings, and compass proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Compass points your home / Calling out from the east / Compass points you anywhere / Closer to me / If we make it out alive, from the depths of the seas / Compass points you anywhere / Closer to me.     

Zella Day Kerr

Once I told you that things look brighter / And now they're turning black / In this world without a compass / And you can't find your way back.     

Damien Jurado

Now I know the only compass that I need / Oh is the one, that leads back to you.     

Jamie Alexander Lidderdale

There's somethin' I must give you / The compass that my father made / It'll point you in the right direction / In case you ever lose your way.     

Vincent Grant Gill

If you are confused, check with the sun / Carry a compass to help you along / Your feet are going to be on the ground / Your head is there to move you around.     

Michael Stipe

Spinning a compass to choose your way / You can run you can dive you can stand and you can soar / Whichever way you can be sure.     

Simon Le Bon

Please the eyes to see the sun / Fill our heads with what we've done / A compass to show where we've come / And where we're going after all.     

NAthan James Allen

Set your compass to beauty, humor, and grief; stay the course no matter what, and I'll support you with everything I've got.     

Chris Jordan

The important thing in investing is to be true to your compass.     

John Paulson

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

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

Cailee Spaeny

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

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 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

We are asleep with compasses in our hands.     

W. S. Merwin

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.     

Sir Walter Scott

I don't need a compass to tell me which way the wind shines!     

Ben Stiller

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

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

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

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

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

Though fortune's malice overthrow my state, My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.     

William Shakespeare

Follow your compass, not your clock.     

Andrea Jung

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

Jarod Kintz

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