100 Myles Munroe Quotes on a Life of Maximized Potential

100 Myles Munroe Quotes on a Life of Maximized Potential

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Dr. Myles Munroe was a Bahamian minister whose works inspired many leaders in the world today. He was also a best-selling author, lecturer, business consultant, leadership mentor and more.

Through his organization, Bahamas Faith Ministries International, he inspired many people to greater works. Sadly, his life cut too short when he and his wife, Ruth, died in a plane crash. The news came as a shock and his absence is still being felt to this day.

He taught on various subjects such as leadership, purpose and potential. Having lived only 60 years he made a huge contribution to this world that will never be forgotten.

Here are 100 of his best quotes to inspire you to realize your full potential:

  1. “A truly single person is one who is complete physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually without dependence upon anyone else.” ~ Myles Munroe
  2. “Don’t ever become so preoccupied by who you want to be that you forget to be who you are.” ~ Myles Munroe
  3. “God places people in our paths and us in theirs that we might be a blessing to each other.” ~ Myles Munroe
  4. “Praying for our friends is the most important and significant thing we can do for them.” ~ Myles Munroe
  5. “Man is like an onion. His potential is exposed one layer at a time until all he is, is known by all.” ~ Myles Munroe
  6. “Retirement is never a concept in the minds of world changers.” ~ Myles Munroe
  7. “True success is not a project but a journey.” ~ Myles Munroe
  8. “Mediocrity is living below our known, true potential.” ~ Myles Munroe
  9. “True success is what you have done compared to what you could have done.” ~ Myles Munroe
  10. “One key to maximizing your potential is to become dissatisfied with the circumstances that restrict, limit, and stifle your potential.” ~ Myles Munroe

  11. “Remember, you will never change anything that you are willing to tolerate.” ~ Myles Munroe
  12. “Don’t be a pigeon if you were born to be an eagle. Experience God’s altitude for your life.” ~ Myles Munroe
  13. “Mediocrity accepts the norm, pleases the crowd, and does what it can get by with. Maximum living pushes the norm, pleases God, and sets the standard for excellence.” ~ Myles Munroe
  14. “The greatest act of leadership is mentoring.” ~ Myles Munroe
  15. “The highest manifestation of true leadership is to identify one’s replacement and to begin mentoring him or her.” ~ Myles Munroe
  16. “Leadership success is measured by the success of your successor.” ~ Myles Munroe
  17. “The first act of a visionary leader should be to identify and begin mentoring your replacement.” ~ Myles Munroe
  18. “The vision must live on even if you die.” ~ Myles Munroe
  19. “If your vision dies with you, you failed.” ~ Myles Munroe
  20. “Secure leaders empower people.” ~ Myles Munroe
  21. “Failure is not the absence of success. Failure is the neglect of trying.” ~ Myles Munroe
  22. “When God looks at you, He sees things everybody else ignores.” ~ Myles Munroe

  23. “Before anything was, God is.” ~ Myles Munroe
  24. “What you have done is no longer your potential. Potential is what you can do but have not yet done.” ~ Myles Munroe
  25. “If you want to succeed, strike out on new paths. Don’t travel the worn paths of accepted success.” ~ Myles Munroe
  26. “Vision is generational.” ~ Myles Munroe
  27. “Until purpose is discovered, existence has no meaning.” ~ Myles Munroe
  28. “Leadership reproduces leadership.” ~ Myles Munroe
  29. “A seed, until it is released, is only a promise of a tree.” ~ Myles Munroe
  30. “Vision is personal but never private.” ~ Myles Munroe
  31. “Do not overstay your time.” ~ Myles Munroe
  32. “Praise must be learned in private before it is exhibited in public.” ~ Myles Munroe
  33. “The vision is always greater than the visionary.” ~ Myles Munroe
  34. “Do not wait until you are great to be great, or you will never be great.” ~ Myles Munroe
  35. “Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction, and you will not have to worry about your feet.” ~ Myles Munroe

  36. “When man puts a limit on what he can be, he has put a limit on what he will be.” ~ Myles Munroe
  37. “You know you have effective authority when you say nothing or are very quiet, and people respond positively to you and your influence.” ~ Myles Munroe
  38. “The term Christian was never to be a title nor label that we wore, but a lifestyle that we lived demonstrating the nature of ‘Christlikeness.’” ~ Myles Munroe
  39. “Don’t die without using your full potential. The greatest threat to progress is your last successful accomplishment.” ~ Myles Munroe
  40. “Never accept success as a lifestyle, it is but a phase. Never accept an accomplishment as the end, it is but a mark in the process.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  41. “The graveyards are full of great men and women who never became great because they did not give their ability responsibility.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  42. “Your faith is only as strong as the tests it survives. How strong are you? Strength must be tested before it can be considered reliable.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  43. “Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  44. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” ~ Myles Munroe

  45. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  46. “Healthy relationships should always begin at the spiritual and intellectual levels.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  47. “Being open to correction means making ourselves vulnerable, and many people are not willing to do that.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  48. “Friendship is not a gift, but is the result of hard work.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  49. “A wedding is an event, but marriage is a life.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  50. “When the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  51. “A person’s readiness to date is largely a matter of maturity and environment.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  52. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  53. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  54. “We are a sum total of what we have learned from all who have taught us, both great and small.” ~ Myles Munroe

  55. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  56. “Success is not a comparison of what we have done with what others have done.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  57. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  58. “If you don’t attempt things, you don’t attract God.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  59. “Silence cannot be misquoted.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  60. “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to watch potential die untapped.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  61. “The wealth of your resource is limitless if you allow God to open your eyes to their possibilities.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  62. “The poorest man in the world is a man without a dream.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  63. “Your value is not determined by what people think about you. It is determined by where you came from and you came out of God because you are made in His image.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  64. “Work is God’s gift to help you discover your potential.” ~ Dr. Munroe

  65. “Desire is craving enough to sacrifice for.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  66. “Circumstances and crises are God’s tools to move you into your purpose and the maximizing of your potential.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  67. “Your ability is your responsibility.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  68. “Fear is dwelling on all that could go wrong instead of what will go right.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  69. “Learn to recognize and combat the enemies of potential.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  70. “Blessings are never given solely for the benefit of the one who receives them.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  71. “When you have two totally opposite and separate visions within one home, what you really have is division, which leads to divorce.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  72. “When you assign roles within your marriage, you set up expectations.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  73. “Crises are life’s wake up call.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  74. “You are born to deploy and so you employed yourself to deploy yourself.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  75. “The real you is the work you are born to do.” ~ Myles Munroe

  76. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  77. “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.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  78. “Anyone who develops his gifts and talents will become a commodity.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  79. “You are meant to be going somewhere, to be headed to a destination.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  80. “You are designed by God not to blend in, but to stand out.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  81. “If you have hope for the future you have true riches; no matter how much you have in your account.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  82. “Hard work and diligence are essential to success, but they require an internal motivation. That internal motivation is vision.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  83. “Vision is a concept that is inspired by God in the hearts of man.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  84. “You are not saved for the sole purpose of going to heaven, you are saved to finish your assignment on earth.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  85. “You need to treat your finances as a resource God has provided to fulfill your vision, not a tool to fill your life with.” ~ Dr. Munroe

  86. “God loves dreamers.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  87. “You came into this world pregnant with unlimited potential.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  88. “A lack of experience can allow a person to believe in possibilities without the hindering knowledge of what was possible in the past. In essence, he or she has no reference for restriction.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  89. “If you cling to an experience that cannot accommodate change, this can cause you to become a victim of that change. He who worships the past will remain there.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  90. “Your work is not your job. Your job is what they pay you to do, your work is what you were born to do.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  91. “Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by a passion, generated by a vision, produced by conviction, ignited by a purpose.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  92. “Attitude Creates Your World And Designs Your Destiny.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  93. “A manager is responsible for someone else’s vision and resources. A leader has his own vision.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  94. “Leadership is about serving your gift to your generation.” ~ Dr. Munroe

  95. “Leaders love to empower, free and seek the good of other people, not the good that people can give them.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  96. “Your conviction should be bigger than your political platform.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  97. “Women were created to be loved. Any man who abuses women is ignorant, insecure and weak. Real men protect women.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  98. “You are not remembered for what you compromised for, but what you stood for.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  99. “Leadership is not about finding something to live for, but to die for.” ~ Dr. Munroe
  100. “True leadership is born when you discover the problem on earth that you were born to solve.” ~ Dr. Munroe

What are some of your fond memories of Dr. Munroe? Comment below:


  1. Hi Sija,
    Thank you very much for the logically arranged quotes from Dr Myles Munroe.
    I do really appreciate it and using it to learn for to become better, a purpose driven life.


    1. Hi Steven. You’re welcome and I’m glad I was able to help in a positive way 🙂

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