Erwin Raphael McManus Quotes



Best 21 Other Quotes by Erwin Raphael McManus

“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self.”

“Deeper than our instinct to live is our longing to be alive.”

“Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive. Home is about love, relationship, community, and belonging, and we are all searching for home.”

“How is it, that for many of us, being a good Christian is nothing more than being a good person? The entire focus of our faith has been the elimination of sin, which is important but inadequate; rather than the unleashing of a unique, original, extraordinary, wonderfully untamed, faith.”

“If you were meant to fly, not even running really fast is that impressive.”

“It is amazing how much we can endure when we are convinced there is a purpose to our struggle.”

“It is not balance you need but adaptability.”

“Love, no matter how you come at it, is a huge risk.”

“Problems, obstacles, and challenges can either become the markers of our limits and limitations, or they can become the springboard into a whole new world.”

“The fuel of ambition is not the problem; it is the focus of ambition that frees or betrays us.”

“The more isolated and disconnected we are, the more shattered and distorted our self-identity. We are not healthy when we are alone. We find ourselves when we connect to others. Without community we don't know who we are. When we live outside of healthy community, we not only lose others. We lose ourselves. Who we understand ourselves to be is dramatically affected for better or worse by those we hold closest to us.”

“The most important moments rarely come at a convenient time.”

“The real measure of our power is the freedom and opportunity we create for others.”

“The world doesn't need more great leaders, it needs more great people who lead.”

“We are all hypocrites in transition. I am not who I want to be, but I am on the journey there, and thankfully I am not whom I used to be.”

“When we lack integrity, we use power to control. When we lead with integrity, we use power to bless.”

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“Would you be willing to give your life to save the world if no one ever knew your name? If anonymity was the price you would have to pay for significance, would it be too great a price? To live a life of courage is not a guarantee of prestige or adulation. It only matters if you live and die fulfilling the mission you were born for.”

“You're not supposed to die with your potential. A life well lived squeezes all the potential placed within and does something with it.”

“Your dreams are the product of your longings, a portrait of your potential, and a promise of your future.”