165 Compass Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of compass quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about the spiritual compass.

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Top 10 Compass Quotes (BEST)

  1. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. — Francis of Assisi
  2. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth. — William Faulkner
  3. Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. — Dalai Lama
  4. The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in time of crisis. — Thurgood Marshall
  5. If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew. — Pocahontas
  6. Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love — Rumi
  7. Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it. — Francis of Assisi
  8. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Be like a flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushed it. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  10. True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

The Most Famous Compass Quotes

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The Bible does not provide a map for life - only a compass. — Haddon W. Robinson

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Live your life by a compass, not a clock. — Stephen Covey

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

However closely people are attached to one another, their mutual horizon nonetheless includes all four compass directions, and nowand again they notice it. — Friedrich Nietzsche

In this world, you've a soul for a compass and a heart for a pair of wings. — Mary Chapin Carpenter

Ones vision is not a road map but a compass. — Peter Block

Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created. — Joan Halifax

Education is of no value and talent is worthless - unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass. — Condoleezza Rice

Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world. — Rudolf Steiner

By compassion one can be brave. — Lao Tzu

Inner Compass Quotes

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A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility — Dalai Lama

The experience of helping a fellow man in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth's inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive. — Kurt Hahn

World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion. — Dalai Lama

Compass quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

When we use punishment, our children are robbed of the opportunity to develop their own inner discipline-the ability to act with integrity, wisdom, compassion, and mercy when there is no external force holding them accountable for what they do. — Barbara Coloroso

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion. — Georg Brandes

The true spiritual secret is this: what you seek, you already are. True success is discovering your inner divinity~ it's the ability to love and have compassion, trust your intuition, and awaken to your unlimited creative nature. — Deepak Chopra

Compass quote Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

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

I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean. — Lana Del Rey

True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass. — Ellen DeGeneres

One of the basic points is kindness. With kindness, with love and compassion, with his feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace. This compassionate feeling is the basis of inner peace. — Dalai Lama

The Spiritual Compass Quotes

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The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. — Dalai Lama

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. — Sogyal Rinpoche

Compass quote If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.

So many of us start along the spiritual path because we are suffering. But you must realize that for real healing to occur, there must first be deep compassion for yourself, especially the parts of yourself you dislike or consider ugly. — Pema Chodron

Compassion is the radicalism of our time. — Dalai Lama

The good life is one that is characterized by a deep and abiding sense of love and connection to others. — Martha C. Nussbaum

Compass quote Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.

When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit. — Rumi

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. — Deepak Chopra

Compassion will no longer be seen as a spiritual luxury for a contemplative few; rather it will be viewed as a social necessity for the entire human family. — Duane Elgin

If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution - and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity. — Jane Goodall

Loving Compassion Quotes

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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin

Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. — Thomas Jefferson

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. — Rumi

Let's get loose with Compassion. Let's drown in the delicious ambience of Love. — Hafez

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. — Simone de Beauvoir

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies. — Ram Dass

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Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. — Thomas Merton

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. — Amelia Earhart

What are the things that you can't see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love...They're the guiding lights of a life. — Jimmy Carter

Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love. — Jane Goodall

Love And Compassion Quotes

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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. — Jack Kornfield

All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion. Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefitting others. — Milarepa

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

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. — Nhat Hanh

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. — Dalai Lama

Now is the time to understand That all your ideas of right and wrong Were just a child's training wheelsTo be laid aside When you finally live With veracity And love. — Hafez

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely. ... He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. — Richard Gere

I have seen faith rise 'mountain high' when the truth of God's present love and compassion begins to dawn upon the minds and hearts of the people. It is not what God can do, but what we know He yearns to do, that inspires faith. — F. F. Bosworth

Human Compassion Quotes

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The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky. — Thomas Sankara

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. — Albert Schweitzer

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed? — Bell Hooks

A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. — Otto von Bismarck

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. — Charlie Chaplin

Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural, but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness. — Walter Brueggemann

Compassion makes no distinction between friends and enemies, neighbors and outsiders, compatriots and foreigners. Compassion is the gate to human community. — Joan D. Chittister

Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s anchor. We are the compass for humanity’s conscience. — Harry Belafonte

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A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. — Anthony De Mello

Kindness And Compassion Quotes

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Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances. — Vincent de Paul

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. — Wendy Mass

There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. — Leo Buscaglia

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. — Arthur Schopenhauer

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A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. — Dave Barry

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity. — Confucius

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. — Dalai Lama

He who plants kindness gathers love. — Saint Basil

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. — Susan Sarandon

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. — Winston Churchill

No Compassion Quotes

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Compassion is an action word with no boundaries. — Prince

I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to. — Leonard Peltier

...man can no more survive psychologically in a psychological milieu that does not respond empathetically to him, than he can survive physically in an atmosphere that contains no oxygen. — Heinz Kohut

Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final — Rainer Maria Rilke

If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others. — Dalai Lama

Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary. — Eckhart Tolle

I live my life with love. I live my life with compassion. I live my life hoping the best for absolutely everyone, no matter how they feel about me. And when you live that way, it's amazing how beautiful every day can be. — Anne Hathaway

The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. — Arthur Schopenhauer

No medicine exists that can cure hatred. — African Proverbs

I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. 'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.' That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that. — Tom Cruise

Animal Compassion Quotes

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If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. — Albert Einstein

Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another! — Pythagoras

The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. — Jeremy Bentham

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering, the animals are our equals. — Peter Singer

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. — Abraham Lincoln

We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. — Albert Einstein

The animal should not be measured by man. In a world older than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the sense we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. — Henry Beston

Poor animals! How jealously they guard their pathetic bodies...that which to us is merely an evening's meal, but to them is life itself. — T. Casey Brennan

Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life. — Elizabeth Goudge

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. — Leonardo da Vinci

Compassion For Others Quotes

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Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. — Booker T. Washington

The challenge today is to convince people of the value of truth, honesty, compassion and a concern for others. — Dalai Lama

Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others. — Joan D. Chittister

The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women. — Stephen Gaskin

Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. — Parker J. Palmer

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Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet. — Alice Walker

Don’t burden others with your expectations. Understanding their limitations can inspire compassion instead of disappointment, ensuring beneficial and workable relationships. Remember that you have only a short time together. Be grateful for each day you share. — Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others. — Dalai Lama

It's time for greatness - not for greed. It's a time for idealism - not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. — Marian Wright Edelman

To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others. — Giovanni Boccaccio

God Compass Quotes

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We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God. — Vincent de Paul

God places us in the world as his fellow workers-agents of transfiguration. We work with God so that injustice is transfigured into justice, so there will be more compassion and caring, that there will be more laughter and joy, that there will be more togetherness in God's world. — Desmond Tutu

Yes, God wants you to do signs and wonders. But the love of God manifested through you is what people really need. So you first must see His face. You must become so close to His very heartbeat that you can feel what others feel. — Heidi Baker

God wants to lead you to places you cannot get to without Him, and He does that by the power of His Spirit. He can bring you into the realm of the miraculous-not as a show, but as a demonstration of His love and compassion for the lost, hurting, or needy. Who among us doesn’t want or need that? — Stormie Omartian

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God has spoken to me many times that my job is to love and his job is to heal. — Heidi Baker

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If we are not full of Him we have nothing to offer to anyone else. — Heidi Baker

God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all suffering will cease. — Bernie Siegel

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we. — Elif Safak

It is pointless for someone to say that he has faith in God if he does not have the works which go with faith. What benefit were their lamps to the foolish virgins who had no oil (Mt. 25:1-13), namely, deeds of love and compassion? — Gregory Palamas

The movement to abolish the death penalty needs the religious community because the heart of religion is about compassion, human rights, and the indivisible dignity of each human person made in the image of God. — Helen Prejean

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More Compass Quotes

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Compass quote by Paulo Coelho

Tolerance and compassion are qualities of fearless people. — Paulo Coelho

Compass quote by Ashleigh Brilliant

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Compass quote by Gautama Buddha

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. — Gautama Buddha

Compass quote by Byron Katie

It's not your job to like me - it's mine — Byron Katie

Compass quote by Bob Marley

One love, one heart, one destiny. — Bob Marley

Compass quote by Howard G. Hendricks

A good leader has a compass in their head and a magnet in their heart. — Howard G. Hendricks

Compass quote by Marianne Williamson

We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds. — Marianne Williamson

Compass quote by Haile Selassie

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. — Haile Selassie

Compass quote by Heidi Baker

All fruitfulness flows from intimacy. — Heidi Baker

Compass quote by Hubert H. Humphrey

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. — Hubert H. Humphrey

When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendors of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. — Coretta Scott King

Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace. — Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. — Dalai Lama

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. — Kavita Ramdas

I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion — Kurt Hahn

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. — Albert Schweitzer

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. — Robert Kennedy

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