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8 Madame C. J. Walker Quotes That Will Inspire You

Sarah Breedlove mostly known as Madam C. J. Walker was a entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. Walker became one of the wealthiest self-made women in the U.S. making her fortune by developing and selling a line of beauty and hair products specifically for Black women. Here are eight of her quotes that will inspire you to take action in your own life.

1.  “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

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

3. “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

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

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

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

7. “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

8. “I have built my own factory on my own ground, 38 by 208 feet. I employ in that factory seven people, including a bookkeeper, a stenographer, a cook and a housegirl.” – Madame C. J. Walker

Bonus quotes:

“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.” – Madame C. J. Walker

“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.” – Madame C. J. Walker

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