80 Anchor Quotes to Help You Find Solid Ground in Life
Everyone needs an anchor in their life. An anchor is essential because it provides stability and a sense of grounding during difficult times. It can also give one a sense of familiarity and comfort in moments of change. Read these 80 anchor quotes to know more.
An anchor can help people stay connected to their values and purpose in life, even during challenging times. To find an anchor, you must define your values and visions and know what keeps you grounded.
Then you need to eliminate excuses from your life and stay flexible. Once you have done these, the next step is to plan how to achieve your vision. With a plan, it becomes easier to focus on what you need to improve your life.
If you are still determining what anchors you need, these 80 anchor quotes will help point you in the direction you should go.
Anchor Quotes Filled with Positivity
"Love is an anchor, it stops you from drifting away." ― Robert Corbert
"Hope gives the heart wings; the soul, an anchor." — Janet Todd
"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." — Nhat Hanh
"The anchor holds in spite of the storm." — Ray Boltz
"We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor." — Ezra Taft Benson
"Hope is the anchor of life." ― Lailah Gifty Akita
"Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives." — Thomas S. Monson
"Hope holds you fast like an anchor, so you don't give way." ― Philip Pullman
"A corner is important. It provides privacy and an anchor and lets you exist independently of the room." — Roger Ebert
"We can endure almost anything if we are centered if we have some focus in our life. You can endure if you have an anchor." ― Renita J. Weems
"Trust means you anchor your heart in the reality of God's awareness of your situation." — James MacDonald
"If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need." — Max Lucado
"My mother is everything to me. She's my anchor, she's the person I go to when I need to talk to someone. She is an amazing woman." — Demi Lovato
"I live by the ocean / And during the night / I dive into it / Down to the bottom / Underneath all currents / And drop my anchor / As this is where I'm staying / This is my home." — Bjork
"The head's a cloud anchor that the feet must follow. Travel light, he said, or don't travel at all." — Jim Harrison, "The Theory & Practice of Rivers and New Poems"
"Hope is the anchor of our souls. I know of no one who is not in need of hope – young or old, strong or weak, rich or poor." ― James E. Faust
"You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground; I'll be the wings that keep your heart in the clouds." ― Mayday Parade
"...old captain, it is time, let us raise anchor!" ― Charles Baudelaire
"A faithful companion is a sure anchor." ― Motto
"In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm." — Corrie Ten Boom
"Christ is the anchor of my life." ― Ryan Tannehill
"The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world." — George H. W. Bush
"Women and God are the two rocks on which a man must either anchor or be wrecked." ― Frederick W. Robertson
"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life." — Sophocles
"The past is an anchor with suffering written on the rope. I don't live there now. I am cutting myself free." — Mark Millar
"Hope is called the anchor of the soul because it gives stability to the Christian life." — R. C. Sproul
"My testimony has been my anchor and my stay, my satisfaction in times of joy and gladness, my comfort in times of sorrow and discouragement." — Amy B. Lyman
"Run if you want to. Time is the anchor, change is the constant, love is the trigger." ― Chris Pureka
Anchor Quotes Full of Useful Guidance
"Let your heart be the anchor and the beat of your song." ― Neil Peart
"Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others." ― Asa Don Brown
"Don't bring an anchor, on a sinking boat." — Anthony Liccione
"A ship should not be held by a single anchor; neither should life depend upon a single hope." — Epictetus
"Have an anchor so that life doesn't toss you around." ― Debby Ryan
"Learn to forgive yourself. Guilt is the biggest anchor that pulls us and delays our growth and transformation." ― Purvi Raniga
"All you need is one safe anchor to keep you grounded when the rest of your life spins out of control." ― Katie Kacvinsky
"Be aware of what you anchor your happiness to. Is it internal or external? How vulnerable is your happiness?" — Akiroq Brost
"You can anchor the mind into answering a question a certain way by giving them a totally unrelated piece of information dropped before." — Michael Lewis
"The heart is the anchor to all things, be it love to hate, or light to dark." ― TA Cline
"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor." ― Oliver Wendell Holmes
"It is best to moor your bark with two anchors." — Publilius Syrus
"Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty." — David Brinkley
"You're stronger than us. Once you find your anchor, never let go of it. No matter what." — John Marrs
"Visit the port of goodness often; if you can, cast your anchor over there!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan
"Unless man anchors real life, man will always drift in the middle of nowhere!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan
"Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love." ― Martin J. Ashton
"Better lose the anchor than the whole ship." ― Dutch Proverb
"Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds." ― Frank Moore Colby
Anchor Quotes Full of Life Wisdom
"Without an anchor, we can be drifted to any shore. May you find hope as an anchor." ― Lailah Gifty Akita
"What an anchor is to a ship, hope is to the soul. Both ships and souls are kept safe by a firm, secure anchor that keeps holding despite turbulent winds and churning tides." ― June Hunt
"It's a shame that gets us killed. Shame is the anchor, the heaviest burden to carry from the battlefield. Fortunately, shame was an affliction I'd never suffered from." — Mark Lawrence, "Prince of Fools"
"Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak." ― Acts 27:29
"A family needs a father to anchor it." — L. Tom Perry
"In good times, we all want to drop anchor, to stop in time! But man is condemned to move till the far end of the precipice!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan
"I'll keep your heart anchored in my soul for as long as we both shall live." ― Brandi Fitzgerald
"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought." ― John Kenneth Galbraith
"Ultimate hope constitutes the anchor of the soul." ― Neal A. Maxwell
"Surely, marriage is throwing anchor." — Pete Burns
"To lose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless. Without an anchor, we float aimlessly, battered by the winds and waves of life." — Anodea Judith, "Eastern Body, Western Mind"
"Some people are anchored to this world by their feet, others by their fears." — John Kramer, "Blythe"
"I am inspiring and activating others to wake up to their unique selves to anchor the next stage of our unfoldment." — Michael Beckwith
"The night will close the door & fasten my anchor within the veil, and I shall go away to sleep." — Samuel Rutherford, "Letters Of The Reverend Samuel Rutherford: With A Sketch Of His Life"
"The human eye uses the eyebrow as an anchor point for the rest of the face." ― Anastasia Soare
"Yet the best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle." ― Ben Jonson
"One word I had throughout the first year and a half of my mother's death was 'unmoored.' I felt that I had no anchor, that I had no home in the world." — Meghan O'Rourke
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence." — David Ben-Gurion
"Not all children have the anchor of a strong family." — Kate Middleton
"To reach a port, we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor." — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"
"Our ship of dreams must be anchored, or else it will float away!" — Laurence Galian, "Beyond Duality: The Art of Transcendence"
"The promises of God for tomorrow are the anchor for believers today." ― R. C. Sproul
"If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." — Henry Miller
"The night will close the door & fasten my anchor within the veil and I shall go away to sleep." — Samuel Rutherford
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." ― Hebrews 6:19
"Being unhappy is a part of life; no big deal! continue your life because neither unhappiness nor happiness drop anchor in your life!" ― Mehmet Murat Ildan
"I have never in my life walked with a harness. The weight of the tether, makes it feel like I'm dragging an anchor behind me." — Nik Wallenda
"Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in The Rock of our Redeemer, they will hold—no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves." — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
"The anchors now made are contrived so as to sink into the ground as soon as they reach it, and to hold a great strain before they can be loosened or dislodged from their station." — William Falconer
"We ought neither to fasten our ship to one small anchor nor our life to a single hope." — Epictetus
"People are looking for stability in a shaky world. They want something they can get hold of that's firm and sure and an anchor in the midst of all of this instability in which they're living." — Gordon B. Hinckley
"Instead of drifting away from God, you'll be firmly anchored, able to swim against the tide, offering living water to all you meet." ― Craig Groeschel
"A life without God is like a boat without an anchor." ― Billy Graham
Once you know what you want for your life and the direction you should go, it is easier to stay away from distractions. Break down your anchors into actionable bits, and it is easier to hold on to them.
As you build on each anchor, you will become happier, healthier, and more energetic, and you will be able to weather the storms. If you need more zest in your life, read these lemon quotes.