38 Astonishing Miguel Ruiz Quotes

Miguel Ruiz, also known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author and spiritualist. Focusing on personal development and motivation, Ruiz is known for several notable pieces of work on love, happiness, and leadership. Here is a list of some of the best Miguel Ruiz quotes ever recorded.

“Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.”

“But it is not what I am saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said. You are hurting yourself. There is no way I can take this personally.”

“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”

“Don’t take anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.”

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”

“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.”


“Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art.”

“God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say,”I love you, God,” is to live your life doing your best. The best way to say,”Thank you, God,” is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now.”

“Humans hardly know what they want, how they want it, or when they want it.”

“Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should be. They become very self-abusive, and they use other people to abuse themselves as well.”

“I no longer agree to treat myself with disrespect. 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.”

“I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love.”

“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate.”

“If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn’t walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her.”

“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?”

“If you live in a past dream, you don’t enjoy what is happening right now because you will always wish it to be different than it is. There is no time to miss anyone or anything because you are alive.”

“It is when we lose control that we repress the emotions, not when we are in control.”

“Maybe we cannot escape from the destiny of the human, but we have a choice: to suffer our destiny or to enjoy our destiny.”

“Nothing that your partner does is personal. Your partner is dealing with her own garbage. If you don’t take it personally, it will be so easy for you to have a wonderful relationship with your partner.”

“People are starving for love, not knowing their heart is a magical kitchen. Open your heart. Open your magical kitchen and refuse to walk around the world begging for love.”

“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourslef or to gossip about others. Use your power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

“The big diffrence between a warrior and a victim is that the victim represses and the warrior refrains.”

“The real mission you have in life is to make yourself happy, and in order to be happy, you have to look at what you believe, the way you judge yourself, the way you victimize yourself.”

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”

“True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustice is paying more than once for each mistake.”

“We judge others according to our image of perfection as well, and naturally they fall short of our expectations.”

“We punish ourselves when we don’t follow the rules according to our belief system; we reward ourselves when we are the”good boy” or”good girl”.”

“What you will see is love coming out of the trees, love coming out of the sky, love coming out of the light. You will perceive love from everything around you. This is the state of bliss.”

“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”

“Whatever life takes away from you, let it go.”

“Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.”

“Wherever you go you will find people lying to you, and as your awareness grows, you will notice that you also lie to yourself. Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves.”

“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.”

“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.”

“You don’t need to justify your love, you don’t need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master.”

“You express your own divinity by being alive and by loving yourself and others.”

“You have to trust yourself and choose to believe or not to believe what someone says to you.”

“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 sits down with Oprah Winfrey during her Super Soul Sunday special and reviews one of his four agreements about not taking everything personally in life. He gives some additional insight for customer service agents when forced to deal with difficult customers.