China's history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower.
The problem is that Americans use the state as a moral compass. For libertarians, it is often frustrating to explain that advocating the decriminalization of x is not synonymous with endorsing x.
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.
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
My kids are at a point in their lives where I'm a moral compass for them. God help them both.
My moral compass swings far to the left, but when it comes to gratuitous violence, I have trouble.
Solar storms cause power outages. They pose a hazard to satellites. They might interfere with your GPS or send your compass a couple of degrees off course. But I don't think solar storms are a life-threatening event.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Much of the world's moral compass is broken. The moral north reads south and the moral south reads north.
As drag queens and as comic people, we listen to our own artistic compass all the time.