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Quotes by Madam C. J. Walker on education, accomplishments, giving, care facts, success, business, hard work, need, and empowerment.

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Famous As: Entrepreneur

Born On: December 23, 1867

Died On: May 25, 1919

Born In: Delta

Founder / Co Founder: Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company

Died At Age: 51

Madam C. J. Walker was a celebrated American philanthropist, entrepreneur, social and political activist. She holds the feat of being the first female self-made millionaire of the country and her name is documented in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records.’ She earned her fortune by developing and marketing a line of hair care and cosmetics for black women. She is also well-known for humanitarian works, including financial donations to various companies and for her patronage to arts. Read through the corpus of some famous quotes by Madam C. J. Walker on happiness, opportunity, role-models, care, giving, humanity, Lord, mind, race, employment, perseverance, motto, people, need, American, pride, and more.

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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.

Madam C. J. Walker

There would be no hair growing business today had I not started it.

Madam C. J. Walker

Perseverance is my motto.

Madam C. J. Walker

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.

Madam C. J. Walker

IT'S PRETTY HARD for the Lord TO GUIDE YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE UP YOUR MIND WHICH WAY TO GO.

Madam C. J. Walker

If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.

Madam C. J. Walker

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.

Madam C. J. Walker

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.

Madam C. J. Walker

I got my start by giving myself a start.

Madam C. J. Walker

I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.

Madam C. J. Walker

I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.

Madam C. J. Walker

America doesn't respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires.

Madam C. J. Walker

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....I have built my own factory on my own ground.

Madam C. J. Walker

I am not merely satisfied in making money for myself, for I am endeavoring to provide employment for hundreds of women of my race. ... I want to say to every Negro woman present, don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!

Madam C. J. Walker