Top 15 Myles Munroe Quotes of All-Time


I couldn’t believe what I saw on my Facebook news feed last night. Myles Munroe died in a crash that took place on November 9th afternoon and killed all nine people (including his wife) on board the private jet. The plane reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard.

For millions around the world, words like purpose, potential, leadership, vision has become synonymous with Myles Munroe. He has written over 38 books many of which has become bestselling books in the marketplace including, “Becoming A Leader” “Spirit Of Leadership,” “The Principles and Power of Vision,” “In Pursuit of Purpose” and more.

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In honor of Munroe’s life and legacy, I hope these quotes by the late Myles Munroe will be forever etched in our lives. #RIP

1. “Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.”

2. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”  

3. “People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.”  

4. “You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you.”  

5.  “Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.”

6. “The wealthiest places in the world are not gold mines, oil fields, diamond mines or banks. The wealthiest place is the cemetery. There lies companies that were never started, masterpieces that were never painted… In the cemetery there is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential. There is a treasure within you that must come out. Don’t go to the grave with your treasure still within YOU.”

7. “Reputation is what others think about you. Character is the truth about you. Reputation is what you are in public. Character is what you are in private.”

8. “We manifest character when self-sacrifice for the sake of our principles becomes more important than compromise for the sake of popularity.”

9. “A true leader does not measure his success by comparing himself to others but by evaluating how he is fulfilling his own purpose and vision.”

10. “Learn to recognize and combat the enemies of potential.”

11. “Circumstances and crises are God’s tools to move you into your purpose and the maximizing of your potential.”

12. “The poorest man in the world is a man without a dream.”

13. “If you don’t attempt things, you don’t attract God.”

14. “Woke is God’s gift to help you discover your potential.”

15. “Don’t be a pigeon if you were born to be an eagle. Experience God’s altitude for your life.”

Question: How did Dr. Myles Munroe impact your life?

  • Thanks Paul for the list. I knew of Dr. Munroe but I have not had the opportunity to read any of his work. I too was saddened when I saw the reports yesterday. Very tragic.

  • Karin

    Thank you, Paul. I want to share this with others. (check out #14.. 😉

  • Ralph Edwards

    Dr. Munroe came to my church once a year to be the main speaker at our yearly Kingdom conference. I dont remember many of is teachings, for I was very young at the time, but one message to this day resonates with me. He spoke of graveyards being the richest place on earth, as so many dreams die with their dreamers. This message to this day inspires me to continue to chase my dreams, for I want to die empty.

    Dr. Myles Munroe’s work for the Kingdom has been recognized by the Father and he represents what it truly means to live on purpose and die empty. so blessed to have experienced this man,

  • Thank you Paul. My first exposure to Dr. Munroe was when he spoke at a men’s conference at ORU when I was a student. He touched a lot of lives. Very sad to hear of his passing.

  • Dr. Myles Munroe was a great speaker, author and humanitarian
    who had great love and compassion for bringing out the best in others. I’d had
    the opportunity to personally meet and talk with him.

    A photo of Dr. Myles Munroe and I singing together at a

    • A photo of Dr. Myles Munroe and I singing together at a


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  • Tunde Balogun

    Dr Myles many years ago encouraged me to start reading books when he said at a conference i attended that, if you want to hide something from a black man, hide it in a book and he would never find it till he die. That delivered me instantly. Now i have a library full of books. I have also started writing mine.

  • Netsanet

    One great quote not mentioned here: “Fear is seeing Goliath too big to hit. Faith is seeing Goliath too big to miss.”

  • Mark Mclean

    He is still impactiing my my life. am still using his material to empower others

  • Thanks for this list! I included them all on my page Dr. Munroe has impacted me so much that I wanted to use my design skills to honor his work by simply documenting all his quotes there 🙂

  • Eric Mutuku.

    He has completely changed my life but what is strange is that this has taken place after his death.He has been to my country Kenya but at the time I did not know him wish I did coz i would have loved to meet him in person i guess I will meet his spirit being when my time comes.He is a man of God and he took time to learn and understand him, you will forever impact the lives of many and that was your purpose

  • Walter Escalante

    Generó una transformación en mi vida y la visión de mi mismo, la iglesia y el ministerio

  • I love what he mentions about the graveyard….

  • chidi udenaka

    please permit me to use this words Angel Dr Myles Munroe has not only delivered but also uplifted my spirit on his leadership training.i used to be afraid of my calling, but after listening to radio to one his message on leadership, in fact am now confidence to lead. thank God am privilege to see,hear even though i didn’t have a hand shake with him before he goes back to heaven. am blessed

  • chidi udenaka

    thanks for passing it on were in Nigeria will keep the fire burning

  • Adeleke Olusola

    Thanks very much Paul sonh, honestly Myles Munroe clarified my perspective to life when I was in the dark looking for the light of God’s reality on earth! Getting hold of his video clip about the kingdom leadership established in me for the first time then, that all my thoughts about God & His purpose for humanity wasn’t an illusion!
    Reading through all these quotes still refreshed my memory & sense of personal responsibility & purpose in focus!!
    Thanks very much, I appreciate