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Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.
History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.
John Henrik Clarke
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.
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
When you're going into an employment environment that looks pretty scary, it is easy to lose your moral compass, your decency, your sense of civility and your sense of community.
My relationship with God is what gives me a moral compass on what decisions to make and that stuff. I'm thankful that I have the people around me that I do, and they remind me each day of who I am and what I stand for.
Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in.
Conscience is a man's compass.
Vincent Van Gogh
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
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.
For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by 'survival.' As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass.
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.
William Ellery Channing
Set your compass to beauty, humor, and grief; stay the course no matter what, and I'll support you with everything I've got.
The very idea that we get a moral compass from religion is horrible. Not only should we not get our moral compass from religion, as a matter of fact we don't.
Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
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.
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.
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.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
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.
Your inner knowing is your only true compass.
If everyone got a divorce and looked for a second wife, the Coptic family would lose its moral compass.
Pope Shenouda III
If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble.
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.
Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
John F. Kennedy
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