Myles Munroe
Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth were tragically killed in a plane crash in the BahamasTwitter

On 9 November, pastor Dr Myles Munroe died alongside his wife Ruth in a plane crash in the Bahamas.

The couple were among nine passengers aboard a private jet which crashed into a construction crane at a shipyard near Grand Bahama International Airport. The civil aviation authorities are investigating the accident, the cause of which is still not known.

Munroe, who ran Bahamas Faith Ministries with his wife as a co-senior pastor, was a world renowned speaker and best-selling author. He travelled the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.

To celebrate his life, we have gathered 10 of his most memorable and inspiring quotes...


"Great leaders have no need for reputation. Reputation is what you are in public. Character is who you are in private."

"The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose."

"The poorest person in the world is the person without a dream."

"The greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats the little man. Compassion for the weak is a sign of greatness."

"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."

"Hard work and diligence are essential to success, but they require an internal motivation. That internal motivation is vision."

"If you have hope for the future you have true riches; no matter how much you have in your account."

"Leadership is not about control but service. It's not about power but empowerment. It's not about manipulation but inspiration."

"Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams. Govern your life by priorities not your pressures."

"Life is not measured by duration but by donation."