67+ Best Mexican Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Mexica; singular Mēxihcatl, or Mexicas, were a Nahuatl-speaking indigenous people of the Valley of Mexico who were the rulers of the Aztec Empire. Profoundly inspirational Mexican quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Mexican Quotes

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Don Miguel Ruiz

God helps those who rise early. Mexican Proverb

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. Frida Kahlo

Everyone looks for their own onion to cry. Mexican Proverb

What colonialism does is cause an identity crisis about one’s own culture. Lupita Nyong’o

Who does not live to serve does not serve to live. Mexican Proverb

Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Tell me who you are with and I will tell you who you are. Mexican Proverb

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

Corpses and annoying guests stink by the third day. Mexican Proverb

With the education I had, all I could do was work as a burro, in whatever I could find shoeshine boy, janitor, dishwasher, waiter, bartender, cashier, bricklayer, painter. Vicente Fernandez

If you see your neighbor has shaved his beard, you should start lathering yours. Mexican Proverb

Words can come and go. Your acts are going to speak for themselves. Javier Hernandez

After the child drowns they close the well. Mexican Proverb

To confront criminals, we need to finish with corruption. If we don’t do this, there is no hope. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

You don’t have yet wings and already want to fly. Mexican Proverb

When I started coming to the U.S., they were offering me only the typical stereotypical roles the druggard, the criminal, the gang member, or in the best case scenario, the gardener or the cook. I was fed up with all these roles that were always the same. And I promised I would try to change the image of Latinos in Hollywood. Eugenio Derbez

He who runs with wolves will learn to howl. Mexican Proverb

Homeboy Industries is a healing center for broken children. I was a broken child, and they showed me how to put all those pieces back together. It’s not about being a gangster. It’s about being a man or a woman trying to recover and live better. Richard Cabral

No flies enter a closed mouth. Mexican Proverb

They say fame is important and that maintaining your fame is even more important. But to me, the most important thing is to deserve the respect of your fans. Juan Gabriel

When the river sounds, water is running. Mexican Proverb

Everybody has their own battles to deal with. Yair Rodriguez

The devil knows more because he is old rather than because he is a devil. Mexican Proverb

I think money laundering is giving oxygen to organized crime. Enrique Pena Nieto

A bird in the hand is worth more than one hundred in flight. Mexican Proverb

Y Tu Mama Tambien is one of the first unrated movies to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. But many video stores won’t take a movie that’s not rated, so I had to make the movie an R. Alfonso Cuaron

The road to hell is strewn with roses. Mexican Proverb

It takes collaboration across a community to develop better skills for better lives. Jose Angel Gurria

The envious never give praise, they only take it in. Mexican Proverb

When I’m on stage, I feel alive. It’s the most rewarding feeling an actor can live. Jaime Camil

One timely shout is better than constant talk. Mexican

Isolation is a self defeating dream. Carlos Salinas de Gortari

One only visits the cactus when it bears fruit. Mexican

There are two ways of lying. One, not telling the truth and the other, making up statistics. Josefina Vazquez Mota

It’s like spending more on the wrapping than on the present itself. Mexican

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power. Paulina Rubio

As you see yourself, I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be seen. Mexican

There is beauty and humility in imperfection. Guillermo del Toro

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seed. Mexican

Deserve your dream. Octavio Paz

The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman. Mexican

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana

You are sure to find another cross if you flee the one you bear. Mexican

I’m open for possibilities. I’m open for choices. I always welcome new ideas. I’m always eager to learn. I’m never going to close my mind from learning. Cesar Millan

There’s a time and a place for everything. Mexican

The fighter is born. He cannot be made. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Tell me what you want to buy and I will tell you what you are. Mexican

Let’s treasure our roots, even when we’re far away. Natalia Lafourcade

They who don’t speak will get no help from God. Mexican

My skin very Mexican, very Oaxaquenan, and very human, from the color of my land and the diversity of its colors. Yalitza Aparicio

We are all made of the same clay, but not from the same mold. Mexican

I have lived in a flurry of images, but I will go out in a freeze frame. Anthony Quinn

A steady step is better than a run that tires. Mexican

I like fighting. I get into rows all the time. Carlos Fuentes

No matter how early you get up, you can’t make the sunrise any sooner. Mexican

Prohibition didn’t work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple. Vicente Fox

The dead to the grave, the living to pleasure. Mexican

We all have a responsibility to try and make this world better, whether it’s through our work, the causes we champion, the way that we treat people, or the values we impart to the next generation. Daniel Lubetzky

A dog that does not go out does not find the bone. Mexican

Cinema is a mirror that can change the world. Diego Luna

There is no competition among lighthouses. Mexican

Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business. Carlos Slim

A secret between two is God’s secret. A secret between three is known to all. Mexican Proverb

Mexican food is far more varied than people think. It changes like dialects. I was brought up in Jalisco by the sea on a basic diet tomatoes, chillis, peppers of every size and rice, which is a Mexican staple. The Pacific coast has a huge array of seafood. Gael Garcia Bernal

The Hummingbird’s Daughter took 20 years to write. Luis Alberto Urrea