anything which serves to guide a person's decisions based on morals or virtues
Hopefully, the lawyer has a moral compass.
Why the White House and the American people have good reason to ask whether this agency has lost its moral compass.
Either he was born without the moral compass that engenders humility or he has one sick sense of humor.
But after marrying a rich, lonely heiress, his moral compass swerves in reassuringly complex ways.
And these odds were often set by realpolitik, rather than a moral compass.
Boyd does have a moral compass—not yours or mine—but he does have one.
If you are gay, Jewish, old, or have any sort of moral compass, you will be, too.
The more I ask myself these questions, the more I am convinced that we are a nation that got rich and lost its moral compass.
The needle in the moral compass is deflected by selfishness or false teaching.
"The guiding star for my moral compass," said I, under my breath.
Their moral compass, so to speak, is less exposed to magnetic aberrations and is more likely to point true.