moral compass

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moral compass

That which serves or guides a person's knowledge, sense, or intuition of correct virtues, morals, or ethics. Our country's moral compass has surely gone awry in recent times, as our priorities seem now to favor the wealthy accumulating more wealth at the expense of any other concern.
See also: compass, moral
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When the moral compasses of our leaders point inward to their own self interests, as opposed to some set of passionately held morals that can guide action.
Youths without moral compasses collide in unsettling ways in Yoshihiro Nagano's deceptively off-the-cuff drama "Recreation.
Unlike actual compasses, moral compasses don't all point the same way.
IT is interesting how our MPs are refocusing their moral compasses after the grotesque revelations of their expenses claims.
It's no wonder kids no longer have moral compasses telling them wrong from right.
It believes individuals should follow their own moral compasses, but that the machinations of corporations require government regulation.