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It's been over 21 years since Selena Quintanilla's death, but her music and influence lives on. By the time of her passing at age 23, she had a successful music career, owned her own business and was crossing over into the English-language market. Nothing was off-limits for the talented Queen of Tejano.

The singer's success can be attributed to her her work ethic and positive attitude, and if there's one thing we can learn from her, it's to never give up on our dreams. Here are 13 quotes from Selena that will motivate you to kick some serious ass. 

1

On shattering the glass ceiling.

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2

On surpassing all expectations.

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3

On having an attitude of gratitude.

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4

On being proud of your roots.

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5

On dreaming big.

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6

On working hard to establish your career.

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7

On believing in yourself and your dreams.

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8

On having a consistent work ethic.

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9

On the importance of education.

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10

On being your authentic self.

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11

On working with family.

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12

On being a positive example for others.

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13

On her legacy.

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