1. “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”

2. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.”

3. “Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself.”

4. “I embrace mistakes. They make you who you are.”

5. “Humanity requires both men and women and we are equally important and need one another.” 

6. “A woman is most beautiful when she smiles.”

7. “My message behind ‘Beyoncé’ was finding the beauty in imperfection.”

8. “Be your own king. Make nobody come to rule your world.”

9. “Me, myself, and I. That’s all I got in the end.”

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10. “Take all the rules away. How can we live if we don’t change?”

11. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”

12. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn, and you would never grow.”

13. “When I’m not feeling my best, I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

14. “Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy. You make you happy.”

15. “We all have our purpose, we all have our strengths.”

16. “If you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that’s easier said than done, but keep trying.”

17. “I have dreams, and I feel like I have the power to actually make those dreams become a reality.”

18. “Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business.”

19. “Never let success go to your head, never let failure get to your heart.”

20. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve worked hard.”

21. “I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”

22. “I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.”

23. “It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.”

24. “The more successful I become, the more I need a man.”

25. “If you don’t take the time to think about and analyze your life, you’ll never realize all the dots that are all connected.”

26. “If I hadn’t gone through some of the painful things in my life, I would not be me.”

27. “Everyone’s not good at everything, it’s okay to depend on someone.” 

28. “Take the time to define yourself and define your value. If you’re having a hard time doing that, ask yourself, ‘What is something I would say to someone I love?’”

29. “The reality is, sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.”

30. “The best thing is looking back and realizing how incredible life is.”

31. “We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect so that as they grow up gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”

32. “Independence comes from you knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself.”

33. “Spread positivity; don’t matter how big, or how small.”

34. “What goes around comes back around.” 

35. “You can’t appreciate the good times without the bad ones.”

36. “Embrace your past, but live for now.”

37. “Who runs the world? Girls.”

38. “It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose.”

39. “Thank God I found the ‘good’ in ‘goodbye.’”

40. “I’m not bossy; I’m the boss.”

41. “Beauty fades. Your spirit is forever.”

42. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” 

43. “I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work.”

44. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”

45. “Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?”

46. “I am a woman, and when I think, I must speak.”

47. “Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual—without feeling guilty or selfish.”

48. “I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality.”

49. “I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men.”

50. “I know I’m stronger in the songs than I really am. Sometimes, I need to hear it myself. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us.”

51. “In my videos, I always want to be a powerful woman. That’s my mission.”

52. “You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat?”

53. “Men and women balance each other out, and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.”

54. “Love doesn’t hurt; loving the wrong person does.”

55. “They say true love’s the greatest weapon to win the war caused by pain.”

56. “Love is something that never goes out of style.”

57. “We are all the same and we all want the same things—the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be, and to love who we want to love.”

58. “If you are with the right person, it brings out the best version of you.”

59. “Through the good and the bad, still got love dedicated to the one I love.”

60. “When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.”

61. “Our love was stronger than your pride. Beyond your darkness, I’m your light.”

62. “There’s ups and downs in this love. Got a lot to learn in this love. Love is so blind it feels so right when it’s wrong.”

63. “It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.” 

64. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”

65. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”

66. “I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.”

67. “I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.”

68. “I’m that bitch. Been that bitch, still that bitch. Will forever be that bitch.”

69. “We all have our imperfections. But I’m human, and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.”

70. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”

71. “The more you mature, you realize that these imperfections make you more beautiful.” 

72. “My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic. It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”

73. “A true diva is graceful, and talented, and strong, and fearless and brave and someone with humility.”

74. “It’s easy to hear the voices of others and often very difficult to hear your own. Every person you meet is going to want something different from you. The question is, ‘What do you want for yourself?’” 

75. “Whenever I’m confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and He does.”

76. “I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care—that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.”

77. “God has a plan and God is in control of everything.”

78. “You can’t put your finger on who I am. I can’t put my finger on who I am.”

79. “My focus is my art, and that’s what I love to do. I have to be really passionate in order to do something. I’ve turned down many things that I just didn’t believe in.”

80. “I love my job, but it’s more than that—I need it.” 

81. “I just try to write songs that people are going to have a dialogue about.”

82. “I wanted to be famous for my music and my talent, and I always wished I could cut it out when I left the stage.”

83. “One of the things that kept me out of trouble was doing something creative—creativity can’t be judged.”

84. “I fell in love with music by listening to R&B, and it’s the core of who I am.”

85. “Let’s face it—money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”

86. “Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”

87. “I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.”

88. “I think I’ve realized that business and being polite don’t match. You can be fair, but me being polite was not me being fair to myself.”

89. “I’m bigger than life. My name in the lights, I’m the number one check. I don’t need no hype.”

90. “Hold up, they don’t love you like I love you. Slow down, they don’t love you like I love you.”

91. “It’s such a shame, you let this good love go to waste.”

92. “Can’t you see there’s no other man above you? What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you.”

93. “My lonely ear, pressed against the walls of your world.”

94. “You can taste the dishonesty. It’s all over your breath as you pass it off so cavalier.”

95. “I’m a workaholic and I don’t believe in ‘no.’ If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping.”

96. “I hold a lot of things in. I’m always making sure everybody is okay. I usually don’t rage; I usually don’t curse. So, for me, it’s a great thing to be able to scream and say whatever I want.” 

97. “Who I am on stage is very, very different to who I am in real life.”

98. “Any other woman who has to go to work and pick up the kids and make dinner—that’s way harder than what I have to do.”

99. “I get nervous when I don’t get nervous.”

100. “I remember being in Japan when Destiny’s Child put out ‘Independent Women,’ and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.”

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