Inspirational quotes about life in Spanish

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Looking for great and inspirational quotes about life in Spanish? Need to practice your language skills or share inspiration en español? Want to expand your bilingual child’s vocabulary in Spanish? No worries. I’ve got you covered!

These amazing and inspirational quotes about life in Spanish will allow you to practice your language skills, and also infuse you with motivation and positivity.Inspiration in any language is always welcome and I found these inspiring quotes about life in Spanish. I included the meaning in English, so it’s easier to really understand the words. This is really helpful if you’re trying to get your tween or teen to practice their Spanish skills.

As a first-generation Latina, I know it’s a constant struggle to find new ways to teach Spanish to our kids. I want my children to be fully bilingual but the older they get, the more they prefer English.


14 inspirational quotes in Spanish

  1. Vivir consiste en construir futuros recuerdos – Ernesto Sábato. Living consists of building future memories wrote the author of The Tunnel (El Tunel).
  2. La muerte no existe, la gente sólo muere cuando la olvidan  -Isabel Allende. This award-winning Chilean-American writer tells us there is no death. People die only when we forget them, she wisely wrote.
  1. No le tengas miedo a la perfección; nunca la vas a alcanzar – Salvador Dalí. What can we learn from they kind of surrealism? Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
  2. La duda es uno de los nombres de la inteligencia -Jorge Luis Borges. Doubt is one of intelligence’s names, said this acclaimed Argentinean writer.
  1. El pesimista se queja del viento; el optimista espera que cambie; el realista ajusta las velas -William Arthur Ward. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
  2. A veces sentimos que lo que hacemos es tan solo una gota en el mar, pero el mar sería mucho menos si le faltara una gota – Madre Teresa de Calcuta. We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Each one of us has a purpose.
  3. La ocasión hay que crearla, no esperar a que llegue -Francis Bacon. A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it. Go and create your own opportunities!
  4. Al final, no son los años en nuestra vida lo que cuenta, sino la vida en nuestros años -Abraham Lincoln. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. This quote is mostly attributed to Lincoln but some dispute it. Regardless, I find it so inspiring!
  1. No encuentres la falta, encuentra el remedio -Henry Ford. Don’t find the fault, find a remedy. Stop complaining and start finding solutions!
  2. El riesgo de una mala decisión es preferible al terror de la indecisión –Maimónides The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision, said the 12thcentury Jewish philosopher and this quote always inspires me to push forward.
  1. Somos lo que pensamos –Buddha. We are what we think. It’s so simple yet so deep. Choose wisely.
  2. El que busca un amigo sin defectos se queda sin amigos -Proverbio turco. This Turkish proverb reminds us that those who seeks a friend without defects will be without friends.
  3. La vida es tan corta y el oficio de vivir tan difícil, que cuando uno empieza a aprenderlo, ya hay que morirse.- Ernesto Sábato. Life is so short and the skill of living so difficult that when one finally starts to learn it, it’s already time to die.
  4. El conocimiento es poder – Francis Bacon. Knowledge is power.

Which one is your favorite quote? Do you have any other quotes in Spanish you would like to share?

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These amazing and inspirational quotes about life in Spanish will allow you to practice your language skills, and also infuse you with motivation and positivity.



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