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Compass Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Compass.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Values Self

I follow my own star and my own inner compass.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- St. Augustine

 

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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Alone!
Alone!
No beacon, far or near!
No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
- Ada Cambridge

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
- Colley Cibber

No, I did a film called 'Death and the Compass' as well.
- Alex Cox

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be
found within a narrow compass,
and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men;
but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars,
and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison

Conscience is a man's compass.
- Vincent Van Gogh

So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually
gets a moral compass and a backbone.
- John Perry Barlow

A narrow compass!
and yet there Dwelt all that 's good,
and all that 's fair; Give me but what this riband bound,
Take all the rest the sun goes round.
- Edmund Waller

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 was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass.
- Andrew Fastow

Truth lies within a little and certain compass,
but error is immense.
- Henry St.
John

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

Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
- Heinrich Heine

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

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

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

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological
progress in our modern world,
we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
- Sam Brownback

There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
- Robert Charles Winthrop

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

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

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere
in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass
to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great,
gray federal wilderness.
- Hugh Sidey

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government,
who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed
to say whatever they thought the popular thing was,
in the end they're losers.
- Michael Bloomberg

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust,
human emotions.
The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into
an expression of light relief;
of tragedy,
to wound them and bring the relief of tears.
Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
- Laurence Olivier

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars,
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- Saint Augustine

Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for
those who would intimidate,
torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms.
If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms,
we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
- Barack Obama

I would step into a place of being lined up with a
sense of purpose and my inner compass,
and everything was going in the same direction.
Then I'd get lazy and get off the track.
And then things would start to fall apart,
and I'd back up and get it together again.
- Kathy Mattea

When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death,
it is more than permissible to look around and say,
who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course,
the compass points straight to bin Laden.
- Robert Fisk

You can expect to find these four priorities -
education,
economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families -
woven into my decisions as Governor.
They will serve as my compass as I work with you to
chart a future course for our state.
- Dave Heineman

There are two ways to go about it.
You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and
make two perfect eyes as neat as can be.
Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it.
Like I did.
Give it character.
- Harvey Ball

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

To be completely woman you need a master,
and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect.
If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented,
and discontented women are not loved for long.
- Marlene Dietrich

The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals,
the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended.
Whatever moral compass the president was consulting
was leading him in the wrong direction.
His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.
- Louis Freeh

We are asleep with compasses in our hands.
- W. S. Merwin

Nevertheless there are certain peaks,
canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words,
and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom
we give no familiar names.
- Mary Austin

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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