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100 Myles Munroe Quotes on Living, Purpose, Leadership, and Success

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Dr. Myles Munroe was a Bahamas-born evangelist, professor author, speaker, and business and leadership consultant. He founded the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI). 

He was born on the 20th of April, 1954. He tragically passed away in a plane crash with his wife and several others in the Bahamas on his way to a leadership conference he was hosting. 

Dr. Myles Munroe’s name has almost become synonymous with words as leadership, purpose, and success. His unconventional ideas to serving God and achieving purpose were what exactly the world needed. His message was always about achieving God’s purpose for your life through leadership, your God-given gifts, and following the laws of success. 

His death was not only a loss for the country of the Bahamas but also the entire world. Today, his inspirational and motivational messages in the form of videos and audio are played all over the internet.

Myles Munroe Quotes on Leadership

True leaders influence their environments more than their environments influence them. Myles Munroe
  1. “I exist to transform followers into leaders. My philosophy is, trapped in every follower is a leader. My belief is, if that person is placed in the right environment, the leader will manifest herself or himself.” – Myles Munroe
  2. “Every human has the instinct and capacity for leadership, but most do not have the courage or will to cultivate it.” – Myles Munroe
  3. “Leader is not a right, but it is a privilege given by the followers.” – Myles Munroe
  4. “The Creator caused to be inherent in each created entity – including the apex of his creation, mankind – everything it needs to fulfill its original purpose. The original purpose for mankind, defined and established by the Creator, was to “rule (have dominion) over all the earth”. Since the word ‘dominion’ in this case means to reign and rule, the Creator wired ALL human beings with the capacity and natural ability to lead.” – Myles Munroe
  5.  “An army of sheep led by a lion will always defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.” – Myles Munroe
  6. “A leader can transform an army of frightened people into fearless people.” – Myles Munroe
  7. “True leaders influence their environments more than their environments influence them.” – Myles Munroe
  8. “Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.” – Myles Munroe
  9. “The self-discovery of your inherent leadership potential and an understanding of who you are and what you are meant to be are the keys to fulfilling your purpose from existence as a leader.”
  10. “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.” – Myles Munroe
  11. “Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.” – Myles Munroe
  12.  “The worst mistake a leader can make is to mentor no one, choose no successor and leave no legacy.” – Myles Munroe
  13. “A man leads with his mind while a woman leads with her heart.” – Myles Munroe
  14. “One of the greatest enemies to vision is sight!” – Myles Munroe
  15. “Good leaders lead by example, not by decree.” – Myles Munroe
  16. “Great leaders do not desire to lead but to serve.”   – Myles Munroe
  17. “The past is the past. Who or what we used to be doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is who and what we are now and who and what we can become in the future.” – Myles Munroe

Myles Munroe Quotes on Purpose

  1. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”  – Myles Munroe
  2. “In life, purpose is defined by the thing that makes you angry. Martin Luther was angry; Mandela was angry; Mahatma Gandhi was angry; Mother Teresa was angry. If you are not angry, you do not have a ministry yet.”   – Myles Munroe
  3. “Your work is not your job. Your job is what they pay you to do; your work is what you were born to do.” – Myles Munroe
  4. “Woke is God’s gift to help you discover your potential.”   – Myles Munroe
  5. “Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.”   – Myles Munroe
  6. “The original purpose for a product determines its design, composition, capacity, and potential. Purpose may be defined as “original intent” or “reason for creation.”   – Myles Munroe
  7. “To exercise leadership, you must believe that you are inherently a leader.”   – Myles Munroe
  8. “There is nothing as powerful as an IDEA. Everything created began as an idea. Ideas created and controls the world. Pursue divine ideas.”   – Myles Munroe
  9. “Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” – Myles Munroe
  10. “Junk is in the eyes of the beholder. Some look, but others see.”   – Myles Munroe
  11. “You are the solution to a problem in your generation.”   – Myles Munroe
  12.  “Whenever I talk about the Bahamas and its beauty, I could never stop talking about my God, who has given us all of this beauty.”   – Myles Munroe
  13. “Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish. Vision is when you see it in your mind and begin to imagine it.”   – Myles Munroe
  14. “You need to treat your finances as a resource God has provided to fulfill your vision, not a tool to fill your life with.”    – Myles Munroe
  15. “Your existence is evidence that this generation needs something that your life contains.”   – Myles Munroe
  16. “Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish. Vision is when you see it in your mind and begin to imagine it.”   – Myles Munroe
  17. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”   – Myles Munroe
  18. “The poorest man in the world is a man without a dream.”   – Myles Munroe
  19. “Don’t be a pigeon if you were born to be an eagle. Experience God’s altitude for your life.”   – Myles Munroe
  20.  “Man is like an onion. His potential is exposed one layer at a time until all he is, is known by all.” 
  21. “You are designed by God not to blend in, but to stand out.”   – Myles Munroe
  22. “When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable” ― Myles Munroe
  23. “If you are aware that people are coming to you to receive your gift and not necessarily to you as a person, it keeps you very humble.”   – Myles Munroe
  24. “There is a treasure within you that must come out. Don’t go to the grave with your treasures still within you.”   – Myles Munroe
  25. “You are capable of much more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being.” – Myles Munroe
  26. “It is the same way with dating. The time you are most prepared for dating is when you don’t need anyone to complete you, fulfill you, or instill in you a sense of worth or purpose.”
  27. “If your vision dies with you, you failed.”   – Myles Munroe
  28. “Your job is your skill that they can fire you from at any time. But your work is your gift. No one can take that from you. – Myles Munroe
  29. “Your Job is where you get compensation for your activity. Your work is where you get fulfillment, because you love it so much.” – Myles Munroe
  30. ”Instead of waiting for someone to give you a job, create your own work.” – Myles Munroe
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Myles Munroe Quotes on Living

“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.” Myles Munroe
  1. “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.”   – Myles Munroe
  2. “Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities. “   – Myles Munroe
  3. “Don’t die old, die empty. That’s the goal of life. Go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard.”   – Myles Munroe
  4. “Many people make the mistake of confusing the attraction of people to their lives as something that has to do with them as a person or a personality, and this is very dangerous and not true.” – Myles Munroe
  5. “Friendship is not a gift, but is the result of hard work.”   – Myles Munroe
  6. “The first word Jesus used in His earthly ministry was repent. Repent means to change the way you’ve been conditioned to think, and I believe that is the only way we are going to see the impact of the original concepts and idea of God.” – Myles Munroe
  7. “The past is the past. Who or what we used to be doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is who and what we are now and who and what we can become in the future.”   – Myles Munroe
  8. “Most people die at age 25 and are buried at age 65.”   – Myles Munroe
  9. “The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation. You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live.”   – Myles Munroe
  10. “Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.” ― Myles Munroe
  11. “We are a sum total of what we have learned from all who have taught us, both great and small.”
  12. “We are smarter not wiser, we live longer but not healthier, we have more but enjoy less, we go to the moon but not go home.”   – Myles Munroe
  13. “A woman may be beautiful but have poor character. A man may be a business genius, making money left and right, but lack common courtesy, sensitivity, and compassion.”   – Myles Munroe
  14. “The picture that we have of ourselves – will always determine how we respond to life.”   – Myles Munroe
  15. “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.”   – Myles Munroe
  16. “Communication is the ability to ensure that people understand not only what you say but also what you mean. – Myles Munroe
  17. “No human being is going to be truly satisfied with life until he or she loves God.”    – Myles Munroe
  18. “Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities.”   – Myles Munroe
  19. “Healthy relationships should always begin at the spiritual and intellectual levels – the levels of purpose, motivation, interests, dreams,and personality.” ― Myles Munroe
  20. “Being open to correction means making ourselves vulnerable, and many people are not willing to do that.”    – Myles Munroe
  21. “Circumstances and crises are God’s tools to move you into your purpose and the maximizing of your potential.”   – Myles Munroe
  22. “Love in marriage is more than just a feeling or an emotion; it is a choice.”   – Myles Munroe
  23. “Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.”   – Myles Munroe
  24. “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.”   – Myles Munroe
  25. “We manifest character when self-sacrifice for the sake of our principles becomes more important than compromise for the sake of popularity.”   – Myles Munroe
  26. “If you have hope for the future you have true riches; no matter how much you have in your account.”    – Myles Munroe
  27. “The best thing in life to do is not to regret and try to change what happened, but to interpret it properly, maxmize and use it to serve other people. That’s what I want to do with my past.” – Myles Munroe
  28. “A promise is a commitment to do something later, and a vow is a binding commitment to begin doing something now and to continue to do it for the duration of the vow. Some vows, or contracts, are for life; others are for limited periods of time.”   – Myles Munroe
  29. “Being open to correction means making ourselves vulnerable, and many people are not willing to do that.”   – Myles Munroe
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Myles Munroe Quotes on Success

“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.” Myles Munroe
  1. “Paradoxically, freedom requires the need to impose control on self, require more responsibility than slavery, and the decision to accept a destiny of freedom, recognizing the process and discipline that personal and political freedom require.”   – Myles Munroe
  2. “True success is not a project but a journey.”   – Myles Munroe
  3. “The greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats the little man. Compassion for the weak is a sign of greatness.”   – Myles Munroe
  4. “Death can never kill an idea. Ideas are more powerful than death. Ideas outlive men and can never be destroyed.”   – Myles Munroe
  5. “I encourage people at this time, do not put your faith in any preacher, in any human system, but put your faith and trust in the Living God.” – Myles Munroe
  6. “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.”    – Myles Munroe
  7. “Learn to recognize and combat the enemies of potential.”   – Myles Munroe
  8. “If you don’t attempt things, you don’t attract God.”   – Myles Munroe
  9.  “You are not remembered for what you compromised for, but what you stood for.”    – Myles Munroe
  10. “If you want to succeed, strike out on new paths. Don’t travel the worn paths of accepted success.”   – Myles Munroe
  11. “If you want to become successful, seek to become a person of value.”   – Myles Munroe
  12. “Nothing changes until your mind changes.”   – Myles Munroe
  13. “Anyone who develops his gifts and talents will become a commodity.” – Myles Munroe
  14. “You will never change anything that you are willing to tolerate.”   – Myles Munroe
  15. “When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.”   – Myles Munroe
  16. “Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams. Govern your life by priorities not your pressures.” – Myles Munroe
  17. “Don’t accept the opinions of others because they do not see what great and valuable potential is inside you.”   – Myles Munroe
  18. “The bible does not say that a man’s education makes room for him, but that his gifts does. Education is not the key to success, it doesn’t guarantee anything; it is your gift that is the key to success.”   – Myles Munroe
  19. “There is nothing more powerful as attitude.”   – Myles Munroe
  20. “Your future is not ahead of you, it’s trapped within you.”    – Myles Munroe
  21.  “Failure is predictable if you break laws, success is predictable if you obey laws.” – Myles Munroe
  22. “You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live. And most people are concerned about growing old rather than being effective.” – Myles Munroe
  23. “Desire is craving enough to sacrifice for” – Myles Munroe
  24. “We are a sum total of what we have learned from all who have taught us, both great and small.” – Myles Munroe
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Indeed, he was an embodiment of his core message; living out your God-given talents and achieving your purpose. His death may have been untimely but his works have a lasting impact. He is the author of more than 30 books.  Dr. Myles will always live on!

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