35 Inspirational Madame C. J. Walker Quotes On Sucess

35 Inspirational Madame C. J. Walker Quotes On Sucess

Madam C. J. Walker also known as Sarah Breedlove (her name, Madam C. J. Walker, came as a result of her marriage to Charles Joseph Walker) was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. She became one of the wealthiest self-made women in America and one of the most successful women and African-American business owners ever. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, the successful business she founded. Walker was also known for her philanthropy and activism. She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker’s lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African-American community. May her quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Perseverance is my motto.” Madame C. J. Walker

2. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it!” Madame C. J. Walker

3. “I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.” Madame C. J. Walker

4. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” Madame C. J. Walker

5. “I have made it possible for many colored women to abandon the wash-tub for more pleasant and profitable occupation.” Madame C. J. Walker

6. “When we began to make $10 a day, my ex-husband thought that was enough, thought I ought to be satisfied. But I was convinced that my hair preparation would fill a long-felt want. And when we found it impossible to agree, due to his narrowness of vision, I embarked on business for myself.” Madame C. J. Walker

7. “People are ugly not in their face but in their thoughts. So never get impressed by someone’s appearance, rather dig deep down into their thoughts to reveal the real person inside out.” Madame C. J. Walker

8. “Love’s language is imprecise, fits more like mittens than gloves.” Madame C. J. Walker

9. “I endeavour to provide employment to hundreds of women of my race.” Madame C. J. Walker

10. “Having a good article for the market is one thing, putting it properly before the public is another.” Madame C. J. Walker

11. “My object in life is not simply to make money for myself.Madame C. J. Walker

12. “I love to use a part of what I make to help others.” Madame C. J. Walker

13. “I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.” Madame C. J. Walker

14. “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.” Madame C. J. Walker

15. “Don’t think that because you have to go down in the wash-tub that you are any less a lady!” Madame C. J. Walker

16. “I am not ashamed of my past.” Madame C. J. Walker

17. “Surely you are not going to shut the door in my face. I feel that I am in a business that is a credit to the womanhood of our race.” Madame C. J. Walker

18. “Now I realize that in the so-called higher walks of life, many were prone to look down upon ‘hairdressers’ as they called us; they didn’t have a very high opinion of our calling, so I had to go down and dignify this work, so much so that many of the best women of our race are now engaged in this line of business, and many of them are now in my employ.” Madame C. J. Walker

19. “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it.” Madame C. J. Walker

20. “It’ pretty hard for the Lord to guide you if you haven’t made up your mind which way to go.” Madame C. J. Walker

21. “Worth more than it costs.” Madame C. J. Walker

22. “I have built my own factory on my own ground!” Madame C. J. Walker

23. “There would be no hair growing business today had I not started it.” Madame C. J. Walker

24. “I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity.” Madame C. J. Walker

25. “I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others.” Madame C. J. Walker

26. “I got my start by giving myself a start.” Madame C. J. Walker

27. “Keep in mind that you have something that the person standing before you really needs, imagine yourself a missionary and convert him.” Madame C. J. Walker

28. “Open Your Own Shop; Secure Prosperity and Freedom.” Madame C. J. Walker

29. “I am not satisfied in making money for myself.” Madame C. J. Walker

30. “One can slide between poor and rich.” Madame C. J. Walker

31. “You might say that I was the first and caused others to awaken to the sense of their duty in helping deserving causes for the benefit of the race.” Madame C. J. Walker

32. “Girls and women of our race must not be afraid to take hold of business endeavour and, by patient industry, close economy, determined effort, and close application to business, wring success out of a number of business opportunities that lie at their doors.” Madame C. J. Walker

33. “God answered my prayer, for one night I had a dream, and in that dream a big black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. Some of the remedy was grown in Africa, but I sent for it, mixed it, put it on my scalp, and in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out. I tried it on my friends; it helped them. I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.” Madame C. J. Walker

34. “America doesn’t respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires.” Madame C. J. Walker

35. “If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. Madame C. J. Walker

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