I got my start by giving myself a start.

- Madam C. J. Walker (1900) ·

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

- Madam C. J. Walker (1900) ·

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 (1900) ·