Guidance Sayings and Quotes

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


Guidance requires action, but it does not guarantee safety.     

Caroline Myss

Wise guidance never violates people's free will. A superior who demands obedience of his subordinates should show respect for their capacity to understand, and also for their innate right to their own free will.     

Paramahansa Yogananda

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.     

Shakti Gawain

Let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work.     

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.     

Galileo Galilei

If you allow yourself to expect guidance, guidance will show up.     

Richard Bartlett

There is a deep need in the world just now for guidance almost any sort of spiritual guidance.     

Carl Jung

People seek guidance of him who is master of himself.     

James Allen

The most perfect guide is nature. Continue without fail to draw something every day.     

Irving Stone

Do not assume that divine guidance flows only when you are in need of help. Guidance continues to flow whether or not you have problems. It transcends problems, heartbreaks, and traumas, flowing through dreams and illuminations. Whether guidance comes during times of tranquility or trauma, however, it is up to you to have the courage to acknowledge it.     

Caroline Myss

Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one's own way at all hazards.     

Thomas H. Huxley

If you follow the voice inside you, it does give you guidance.     

Gloria Steinem

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.     

Anne Sullivan

Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you're standing still.     

Maxwell Maltz

Guidance is everything, you have to accept that somebody is their own person, an individual.     

Erol Alkan

Nothing is impossible when we follow our inner guidance, even when its direction may threaten us by reversing our usual logic.     

Gerald Jampolsky

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.     

Henry Miller

Unless virtue guides us, our choice must be wrong.     

William Penn

True guidance is like a small torch in a dark forest.It doesn't show everything once.But gives enough light for the next step to be safe.     

Swami Vivekanand

A soul with purpose found is the light by which the world is guided.     

Ian Paul Marshall

We are blessed with guidance and it is within our power to find ways to both express and listen to this wisdom. The choice is ours.     

Susan Barbara Apollon

All you need to do to receive guidance is to ask for it and then listen.     

Sanaya Roman

Guidance happens when we create the space in our minds to allow our angels to speak up. Set your ego aside and listen!     

Catherine Carrigan

People want guidance, not rhetoric. They need to know what the plan of action is, and how it will be implemented. They want to be given responsibility to help solve the problem and authority to act on it.     

Howard Schultz

Guidance is not attained except with knowledge and correct direction is not attained except with patience.     

Ibn Taymiyyah

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.     

Jane Austen

We must be guided by faith. If we are guided by fear we lock ourselves and our expansion.     

Yogi Bhajan

The simplest kind of guidance critique comes every day, and many times a day in the form of discomfort.     

Barbara Brennan

We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.     

Benjamin Franklin

It's advice, not a commandment. Don't swallow it whole until you're absolutely sure you've been given good, healthy advice.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

Men have no better guidance than examples and facts proved by experience.     

Muhammad Abduh

Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don't tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.     

Jimmy Johnson

There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.     

Harry Day