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30 Powerful Quotes for Hispanic Heritage Month

Quotes for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month happens each year from September 15-October 15. Together with your team, you can use this time to demonstrate your commitment to inclusivity and to the Hispanic community.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, consider sharing some of the quotes (and free downloadable graphics!) below on your company’s social media and e-mail marketing. As a result, you’ll inspire and enlighten your stakeholders, embrace your Hispanic community, and spark meaningful conversations.

As you share these Hispanic Heritage Month quotes, remember to also take meaningful action to support and learn about the Hispanic community. For example – consider planning a volunteer day, supporting a nonprofit, or hiring a guest speaker for a Hispanic Heritage Month lunch & learn.

After all, actions speak louder than words – and sharing quotes is just one part of a meaningful DEI initiative!

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Inspirational Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes


In this list, you’ll find:

  • Meaningful Hispanic Heritage Month quotes for 2024
  • Quotes to share on social media or in e-newsletters
  • Inspirational quotes to celebrate the Hispanic community
  • Quotes from historical figures, authors, celebrities, and influential figures
  • Quotes about Latinx history and culture

Hispanic Pride


Hispanic Heritage Month Quotes Sonia Sotomayor


1. “The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.”

– Sonia Sotomayor

2. “We have to be visible. We are not ashamed of who we are.”

– Sylvia Rivera

3. “You are not lucky to be here. The world needs your perspective. They are lucky to have you.”

– Antonio Tijerino

4. “Your individuality is important, but so is belonging. Recognize the parts of your culture that have shaped your past, and the parts you want to carry with you into the future.”

– Sol Peralta

5. “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 Saldaña

Success and Wisdom


6. “Don’t let fear stop you from achieving what you want.”

– Elizabeth Colón

7. “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

8. “When opportunity presents itself, grab it. Hold on tight and don’t let go.”

– Celia Cruz

9. “If I could go back and give myself advice, I would say, ‘You deserve to be here because you are a good actor. You know it. Now, let everybody else know.'”

– Daniella De Jesús



Paulo Coelho quote


10. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

– Paulo Coelho

11. “The most wonderful thing about life is that you can always begin again. No matter what ups and downs you are handed in life today, you can always begin again tomorrow.”

– Raiza Mendoza

12. “It is through art that we will prevail and we will endure. It lives on after us and defines us as people.”

– Rita Moreno

13. “The opposite of success is not failure…it’s being stuck. You have a unique gift that’s meant to be shared. When fully aligned with this everlasting gift, an unshakable confidence becomes real!”

– Jennifer Villarreal

Frida Kahlo quote


14. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”

– Frida Kahlo

Embracing Authenticity


15. “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

16. “I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable – I am an original.”

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

17. “We can choose to be a character in a story written by someone else or we can choose to be the author of our own story.”

– Ruby Garcia

18. “Your great strength is knowing who you are.”

– Oscar de la Renta

Making an Impact in the World



Dolores Huerta quote


19. “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

– Dolores Huerta

20. “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”

– Cesar Chavez

21. “Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.”

– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

22. “We must be impatient for change. Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it.”

– Claudia Flores

23. “As people of color, we have a potent power – and a responsibility – to change events around us, not just professionally, but spiritually and politically as well.”

– Michelle Herrera Mulligan


Carlos Santana quote


24. “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

Seizing the Opportunity


25.“If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”

– Roberto Clemente

26. “Action is the antidote to despair.”

– Joan Baez

27. “It is our duty and responsibility to become the best person we are intended to be.”

– Luz Marie Caro

28. “Widen the path of opportunities and continue to leave a powerful and positive legacy in this world.”

– Luis Fonsi

29. “Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it. It’s yours to have.”

– Gloria Estefan

30. “They are afraid of us because we are not afraid of them.”

– Berta Cáceres

The Culture and Traditions of Hispanic Heritage


What Is Hispanic Heritage Month


What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the importance of Hispanic and Latinx culture. Additionally, it’s a time to celebrate and grow together while supporting our Hispanic friends and colleagues.

Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 in the United States, when President Lyndon Johnson signed Hispanic Heritage Week into law. Then, in 1988, the celebration expanded into a month when President Ronald Reagan signed National Hispanic Heritage Month into law.

Specifically, Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15. That’s because September 15 is independence day for five Latin American countries. In 1821, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua declared their independence.

Now, we celebrate the month-long holiday of Hispanic culture, from September 15 through October 15. During this time, you can enjoy festivals, dances, concerts, parades, and more.

There are plenty of ways to respectfully celebrate at work! For instance, you can share knowledge about Hispanic culture and history with your team through trivia challenges or educational YouTube videos. Additionally, you can volunteer with a nonprofit that serves Hispanic communities or causes.

Another great idea to consider: host a virtual potluck! During this activity, each of your team members can prepare a different dish from a Spanish-speaking country. Then, show off what you made during a video call.

For nearly two dozen ideas to celebrate Hispanic Heritage at work, read our guide: 22+ Hispanic Heritage Month Activities for Work. You’ll find plenty of activities and ideas perfect for virtual and hybrid teams.

What is the difference between Hispanic and Latinx?

The short answer is: it’s nuanced! Britannica shares some guidance on the topic.

In general, “‘Latino’ is understood as shorthand for the Spanish word latinoamericano...and refers to (almost) anyone born in or with ancestors from Latin America and living in the U.S.”

On the other hand, “‘Hispanic’ is generally accepted as a narrower term that includes people only from Spanish-speaking Latin America, including those countries/territories of the Caribbean or from Spain itself.”

However, Britannica notes that these categorizations are imperfect. That’s because our unique family histories mean that many people consider themselves to be a part of multiple groups. Additionally, some people may prefer to identify more specifically with their country of origin.

As a matter of fact, there are many online resources that make it easy to learn about occasions like Hispanic Heritage Month. To get started, visit HispanicHeritageMonth.gov. From there, you can explore National Archives and keep an eye out for upcoming events.