Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the history and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

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Top 10 Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

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You only live once. You don’t want your tombstone to read: ‘Played it Safe.’ ~ Rosario Dawson.

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I don’t study to know more, but to ignore less. ~ Juana Inés de la Cruz.

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The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever. ~ Sonia Sotomayor.

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No particular race is the enemy. Ignorance is the enemy. ~ George Lopez.

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You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~ Pablo Neruda.

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Everyone has a Latino inside them. ~ Paulina Rubio.

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I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich. ~ Isabel Allende.

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One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder. ~ Hispanic Saying.

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Que bonita es mi tierra (How beautiful is my land). ~ Hispanic Saying.

Famous Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

But we must feel the pain before the pleasure… Only then can we tell them apart. ~ Gloria Estefan.

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Para La Raza (For the People) ~ Hispanic Saying.

Your great strength is knowing who you are. ~ Oscar de la Renta.

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They are afraid of us because we are not afraid of them. ~ Berta Cáceres.

In life, you have ups and downs, but you should never give up, you should always try to get ahead. ~ Yalitza Aparicio.

It is through art that we will prevail and endure. It lives on after us and defines us as a people. ~ Rita Moreno.

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What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you’re never discouraged. ~ Salma Hayek.

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. ~ Carlos Santana.

I am trying to teach my children to feel a responsibility for their fellow human beings and a sense of connection with…the world around them. ~ Gloria Estefan.

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Virtue is the truest nobility. ~ Miguel de Cervantes.

Yes, I am the first Latino poet laureate in the United States. But I’m also here for everyone and from everyone. My voice is made by everyone’s voices. ~ Juan Felipe Herrera.

Best Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

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If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth. ~ Roberto Clemente.

We must be impatient for change. Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it. ~ Claudia Flores.

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. ~ Pope Francis.

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Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. ~ Cesar Chavez.

We are human beings. And no matter how bad things are and no matter how limiting things are.. we can always be creative. ~ Luis J. Rodriguez.

The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it? ~ Sandra Cisneros.

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I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose. ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

The Latino population has become such a presence. We are part of the American tapestry in a very profound way, in every area you can think of, and are very significant in popular culture. ~ Jimmy Smits.

Popular Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

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Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. ~ Dolores Huerta.

I believe that fortitude is key. More than anything, be consistent. Go at it. Go at it. Go at it. When you succeed, don’t forget the responsibility of making somebody else succeed with you. ~ Antonia Novello.

Though we tremble before uncertain futures, may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength, may we dance in the face of our fears. ~ Gloria Anzaldúa.

The number one issue in the Hispanic American community is How do I leave my children better off than myself? ~ Marco Rubio.

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I’m proud of being Hispanic. ~ Lisa Guerrero.

No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Hispanic community. ~ Marco Rubio.

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. ~ Sonia Sotomayor.

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Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks.

In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. ~ Julian Castro.

Powerful Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

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There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference. ~ Juan Montalvo.

We are a multicultural country – always have been, and to our credit, always will be. It is something that we should be very proud of and embrace. ~ Cheech Marin.

The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on. ~ Julia Alvarez.

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Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it’s yours to have. ~ Gloria Estefan.

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. ~ Frida Kahlo.

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Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That’s just the truth of it. ~ Junot Diaz.

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Mi Cultura Viva en Mí (My Culture Lives in Me) ~ Hispanic Saying.

We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things. That is what we are put on the earth for. ~ Dolores Huerta.

Profound Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

We can be whatever we have the courage to see. ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Education is what allows you to stand out ~ Ellen Ochoa.

When you put something out there it’s not about deciding whether it’s good or bad. It’s about creating it, and then letting it go with the hope that others take some light or inspiration from it. ~ Diane Guerrero.

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My mother gave me one piece of advice that stuck with me. She said don’t forget where you came from. ~ Eva Longoria.

I feel very proud to be Mexican. I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but…it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots. ~ Selena Quintanilla.

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I’ve been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world. ~ Sandra Cisneros.

Every day begins like a blank chalkboard, on which each one of us can write the poem of our present and our dreams of the future. ~ Ricky Martin.

Thought-Provoking Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

My only weapon is the question. ~ Jorge Ramos.

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Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain. ~ Frida Kahlo.

What matters in life is not what happens to you, but what you remember and how you remember it. ~ Gabriel García Márquez.

People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood. ~ Zoe Saldana.

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We have to be visible. We are not ashamed of who we are. ~ Sylvia Rivera.

Wise Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

Many Latino kids should become scientists because we need scientists all over the world from all different backgrounds. We have many tough problems, and we need everybody’s help to solve the problems. ~ Mario J. Molina.

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There is so much fear and hate. We must negate it with active, courageous love. ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be. Respect yourself and respect the integrity of others as well. The greatest thing you have is your self-image, a positive opinion of yourself. You must never let anyone take it from you. ~ Jaime Escalante.

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You are not lucky to be here. The world needs your perspective. They are lucky to have you. ~ Antonio Tijerino.

I realize that a lot of the students I speak to may not end up as an astronaut or may not be completely interested in those fields, but I want them to at least make sure that they have options in their careers and that they think about setting high goals for themselves. ~ Ellen Ochoa.


So these were the 67 top quotes about Hispanic Heritage Month.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on National Native American Heritage Month quotes and Flag Day quotes.