Monthly Archives: February 2019

15 Madam C.J. Walker Quotes on Life and Success



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

2 – 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.

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

4 – 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!

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

6 – I got my start by giving myself a start.

7 – 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.

8 – I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.

9 – 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.

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


12 – 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.

13 – Perseverance is my motto.

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

15 – 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.

20 Sojourner Truth Quotes Honoring the Fight for Equality



1 – Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.

2 – I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring, I will step into the pool.

3 – I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.

4 – I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me. And aren’t I a woman ?

5 – I know and do what is right better than many big men who read.

6 – I tell you I can’t read a book, but i can read people.

7 – If it is not a fit place for women, it is unfit for men to be there.

8 – If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

9 – If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.

10 – It is the mind that makes the body.

11 – I’m not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.

12 – Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.

13 – Oh no, honey, I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men.

14 – Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.

15 – The rich rob the poor, and the poor rob one another.

16 – Then I will speak upon the ashes.

17 – Though it seems curious, I do not remember ever asking for anything but what I got it. And I always received it as an answer to my prayers.

18 – We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.

19 – When I got religion, I found some work to do to benefit somebody.

20 – Where did your Christ come from ? From God and a woman ! Man had nothing to do with Him.

10 Inspiring Phillis Wheatley Quotes


10 Inspiring Phillis Wheatley Quotes That Advice You To Have No Limits On Your Quest For Success





1 – Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies, Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies: The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays, On ev’ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays; Harmonious lays the feather’d race resume, Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.

2 – In every human Beast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.

3 – May be refined, and join the angelic train.

4 – Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side Thy every action let the goddess guide.

5 – Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain, May be refin’d and join th’ angelic train.

6 – Since my return to America my Master, has at the desire of my friends in England given me my freedom.

7 – The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom.

8 – Thou didst, in strains of eloquence refin’d, Inflame the soul, and captivate the mind.

9 – Through thickest gloom look back, immortal shade, On that confusion which thy death has made.

10 Powerful Quotes from Frederick Douglass





1 – I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence

2 – I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.

3 – If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

4 – In a composite nation like ours, as before the law, there should be no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no white, no black, but common country, common citizenship, equal rights and a common destiny.

5 – It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

6 – Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.

7 – Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

8 – People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

9 – Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

10 – To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.