Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes

"One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder."
- Hispanic saying

"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

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

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

"Virtue is the truest nobility."
- Miguel de Cervantes

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

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


"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures."

- Cesar Chavez

"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

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

"Don't be told something is impossible. There's always a way."
- Robert Rodriguez

"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

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

"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

"You are not lucky to be here. The world needs your perspective. They are lucky to have you."
- Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

"We must be impatient for change. Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it."
- Claudia Flores, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director, International, Human Rights Clinic

"The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever."
- Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

"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, American Poet



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