95 Inspiring Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes [The Four Agreements]

Don Miguel Ruiz, born on August 27, 1952, is a well-known Mexican writer of spiritual texts rooted in Toltec and neoshamanistic beliefs.

He’s particularly admired within the New Thought movement, which values ancient teachings for spiritual growth.

In 2018, Ruiz was among the top 100 most spiritually influential people. Some relate his works to Carlos Castaneda’s “The Teachings of Don Juan”.

Born in Mexico as the youngest of 13 siblings, Ruiz became a surgeon after attending medical school.


His book “The Four Agreements”, released in 1997, was a New York Times bestseller for over ten years.

He has authored several other books, including “The Mastery of Love”, “The Voice of Knowledge” and a 2015 work titled “The Toltec Art of Life and Death”.

I have listed the best quotes by Don Miguel Ruiz below.

Inspirational Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes


Knowledge must ultimately yield to love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Words don’t need to be spoken to devastate. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


The truth is still the truth whether or not you believe it. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

It’s an act of self-love to pay attention to what we think, and to modify that internal conversation. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

We don’t have the right to change anyone else, and no one else has the right to change us. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Knowledge is unsettled by the idea of power. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love. ~ Miguel Ruiz.

The big difference between a warrior and a victim is that the victim represses and the warrior refrains. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Don Miguel Ruiz Love Quotes

In spiritual terms, I could only help them to find the gates of hell, and to inspire them to move forward, beyond those gates, to heaven. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


We are images of light. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Miracles, from life’s point of view, are occurrences, whether or not we expect them or understand them. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Love yourself, love your neighbor, and love your enemies. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You will find that you don’t need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

The Four Agreements; i) Be impeccable with your word. ii) Don’t take anything personally. iii) Don’t make assumptions. iv) Always do your best. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Words survive, and memories persist. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You are alive, and you don’t need to justify your existence. You can be the biggest mystery in your own story. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Life had given him children, and children had given him a better understanding of life. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Spiritual seekers often spend a lifetime trying, bluffing, and strategizing. They rummage through boxes of secret knowledge, labor over the puzzle, and still miss its essential piece: surrender. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

How can you ask for something you don’t think you deserve? ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Great spiritual warriors look deep into the psychic chasm and, confronting their worst fears, find renewed awareness and ultimate peace. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

An enlightened mind knows how to use imagination as wings, flying ever higher toward the unknowable. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


They say love hurts. It doesn’t have to. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

When we respect everybody around us, we are in peace with everybody around us. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Best Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes

Mine is a dream that discourages fear and creates an atmosphere of unconditional love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Be impeccable with your word. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

There is no way you can be responsible for what’s inside another person’s head. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Don’t take anything personally. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

He was happy because of the love coming out of him; she was happy because of the coming out of her. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Transformation is the result of big shifts in perceptions and responses. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You may believe you don’t know how to dance or how to sing, but this is just repression of the normal human instinct to express love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


The real you is still a little child who never grew up. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Love is ruthless; it doesn’t feel sorry for anyone, but it does have compassion. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

When we love each other unconditionally, our mirror is clean; we see others and ourselves as we really are, as beautiful beings. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

It is an act of love to offer yourself another chance. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You don’t need to justify your love, you don’t need to explain your love; you just need to practice your love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


You can be the biggest mystery in your own story. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Use your imagination to explore new possibilities. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

It is when we lose control that we repress the emotions, not when we are in control. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

What kind of lies had she believed all these years, to make love seem so dangerous? Love with conditions was the opposite of love, he’d said. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


A mind aware of itself is willing to listen to its own voice. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Famous Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes

You are here just to be in this moment. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

When you have all that love for yourself, you can be alone and there’s no problem. You are happy to be alone. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

In the period when we are little children, there is no conflict with the images we pretend to be. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Love has no obligations. Fear is full of obligations. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

For thousands of years, there have been lies about being gay or not being gay. If you know they’re lies, you’re free. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Everyone looks for someone to love them, even when they hate themselves. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

The more you practice gratitude, the more you see how much there is to be grateful for, and your life becomes an ongoing celebration of joy and happiness. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

We never stop to consider that our beliefs are only a relative truth that’s always going to be distorted by all the knowledge we have stored in our memory. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


The real you is just like a flower. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

We have learned to live our lives trying to satisfy other people’s demands. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Always do your best. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

There was love, whose seeds required only a moment to plant and a lifetime to grow. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

We poison ourselves with judgment and fear, and then we spread the toxin to living beings all around us. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Nothing other people do is because of you. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

If you abuse yourself very badly, you can even tolerate someone who beats you up, humiliates you, and treats you like dirt. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Popular Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes

The truth is life and death, a simple binary formula whose mathematical symbols are 0 and 1. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

As children, we don’t have any definition of love as an abstract concept; we just live love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Every time a self-critical thought comes to mind, I will forgive the Judge and follow this comment with words of praise, self-acceptance, and love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Love swept theory aside and shamelessly broke the rules. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


I don’t know what I am. And it’s not important. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Only by loving and accepting yourself can you truly be and express what you are. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


The real conflict is between truth and lies. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Communication through respect and love is the whole key to keeping the love alive and never getting bored in your relationship. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustice is paying more than once for each mistake. ~ Miguel Ruiz.

Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Forgiveness is an act of self-love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

I am the love of my life, the marriage between my mind and my body. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

If you open your heart, you already have all the love you need. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Top Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

The emotional body is full of wounds, infected with emotional poison. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Life is very, very simple and easy to understand, but we complicate it with the beliefs and ideas that we create. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You are here to unlearn, and that’s it! ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Inspiring Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes

The whole world can love you, but that love will not make you happy. What will make you happy is the love coming out of you. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


A jaguar, too, is a killer. Beautiful it may be but it is stealthy and dangerous. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

I encourage people to love themselves. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

They had different faces, different names, but to me there was only one – only the fallen one, caught in a web of distortions and looking for a way back to truth. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

We make all those promises that we cannot keep, and we set ourselves up to fail. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

When we reject ourselves, and judge ourselves, and find ourselves guilty and punish ourselves so much, it looks like there is no love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.


Happiness never comes from outside of us. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

Be skeptical, but learn to listen. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

You are right; love doesn’t exist. We look for love, we open our heart and we become vulnerable. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz.

So these were the 95 quotes by Don Miguel Ruiz for you.

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