Compass Quotes


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"It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great"
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"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"
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"Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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'"
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"If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble"
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"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"
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"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"
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"So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Your inner knowing is your only true compass"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism"
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"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"
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"Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented"
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"A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy"
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"Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near! No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!"
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"Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way"