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“There is no royal flower strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.”

Madam C. J. Walker
I am not satisfied in making money for myself.  I endeavor to provide employment to hundreds of women of my race.
I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment to hundreds of women of my race.
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others.
I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others.

“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.”

Madam C. J. Walker
I got my start by giving myself a start.
I got my start by giving myself a start.
It's pretty hard for the Lord to guide you if you haven't made up your mind which way you want to go!
It’s pretty hard for the Lord to guide you if you haven’t made up your mind which way you want to go!
Perseverance is my motto!
Perseverance is my motto!
I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.
I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.

4 Madam C. J. Walker Quotes on Business Success

“My object in life is not simply to make money for myself or to spend it on myself in dressing or running around in an automobile, but I love to use a part of what I make in trying to help others.”

Madam C. J. Walker
There would be no hair growing business today had I not started it.
There would be no hair growing business today had I not started it.
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. I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.
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. I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.
My advice to every one expecting to go into business is to hit often and hit hard; in other words, strike with all your might.
My advice to every one expecting to go into business is to hit often and hit hard; in other words, strike with all your might.

6 Madam C. J. Walker Quotes on Being an Inspiration to Others

“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.”

Madam C. J. Walker
I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.
I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.
I have made it possible for many colored women to abandon the washtub for a more pleasant and profitable occupation.
I have made it possible for many colored women to abandon the washtub for a more pleasant and profitable occupation.

“Girls and women of our race must not be afraid to take hold of business endeavor 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.”

Madam C. J. Walker
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.
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.
I feel that I am in a business that is a credit to the womanhood of our race.
I feel that I am in a business that is a credit to the womanhood of our race.

2 Madam C. J. Walker Quotes on America

“This is the greatest country under the sun. But we must not let our love of country, our patriotic loyalty, cause us to abate one whit in our protest against wrong and injustice.”

Madam C. J. Walker
America doesn't respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires.
America doesn’t respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires.

4 Wise Madam C. J. Walker Quotes that will Make You Think

Never get impressed by someone’s appearance, rather dig deep down into their thoughts to reveal the real person inside out.
Never get impressed by someone’s appearance, rather dig deep down into their thoughts to reveal the real person inside out.
People are ugly not in their face but in their thoughts.
People are ugly not in their face but in their thoughts.
Keep in mind that you have something that the person standing before you really needs, imagine yourself a missionary and convert him.
Keep in mind that you have something that the person standing before you really needs, imagine yourself a missionary and convert him.
Hair is power. You can’t imagine what it is like to lose it.
Hair is power. You can’t imagine what it is like to lose it.

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