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750 Inspirational Steve Harvey Quotes About Success (2023)

1. “Your career is what you’re paid for. Your calling is what you’re made for.” – Steve Harvey


2. “No matter what is going on in your life, it’s not permanent. Everything is going to change. So there is two things that you can do with change. You can react to it, or you can participate in it.” – Steve Harvey


3. “Your real life is in your imagination.” – Steve Harvey


4. “...no matter the flaws you find when you look at yourself in the mirror, somewhere on God’s earth, you are really “doing it” for someone - someone out there is attracted to you.”


5. “You’ve got to quit lowering your standards. Set your requirements up front so when a guy hooks you, he has to know this is business.” ~ Steve Harvey


6. “Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else's reality while doing nothing about yours.”


7. “God will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that I ask or think.”


8. DO NOT IGNORE THE PASSION THAT BURNS IN YOU. SPEND TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR GIFT


9. “Your setback is just a setup for your comeback.” ~ Steve Harvey


10. He’s an honest man who does what he says. – Steve Harvey


11. “Once a guy wants you he goes along with everything that comes with you.”


12. “You know what my daddy use to tell me all the time? He said “son, the best thing you can do for poor people, is to not be one of them…. because you can’t help the cause”. ”


13. “Procrastinators will weigh you down. Action is the prescription for moving forward. Action will eliminate boredom. Procrastinators are waiting, and they often create more excuses to continue waiting: It isn’t the right time; I’m going to wait until it’s sunny outside; I got up late; I called them and they didn’t pick up the phone; they didn’t reply to my email. Procrastinators are going nowhere. Do not let them impede your journey to success.”


14. “I’d have to say I’m most proud of my mentoring camp that I do in Dallas every year for one hundred boys from single-parent homes. I was raised by a mother who was a Sunday school teacher and a father who worked hard. Together they taught me to give back. ” – Steve Harvey


15. “Women want their love to be reciprocated in the same way they give it; they want their romantic lives to be as rewarding as they make them for their potential mates; they want the emotions that they turn on full blast to be met with the same intensity; and they expect the premium they put on commitment to be equally adhered to, valued, and respected.” ~ Steve Harvey


16. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it. ”


17. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are.”


18. You simply cannot drive forward if you’re focused on what’s happening in the rear view mirror. – Steve Harvey


19. “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind.” – Steve Harvey


20. “If you are her man, she will talk to you until there just aren’t any more words left to say, encourage you when you’re at rock bottom and think there just isn’t any way out, hold you in her arms when you’re sick, and laugh with you when you’re up. And if you’re her man and that woman loves you—I mean really loves you?—she will shine you up when you’re dusty, encourage you when you’re down, defend you even when she’s not so sure you were right, and hang on your every word, even when you’re not saying anything worth listening to.” ~ Steve Harvey


21. “Your career is what you’re paid for. Your calling is what you’re made for. ”


22. “Do what you say you’re going to do! People can do nothing but respect that.” ~ Steve Harvey


23. Find Your Gift


24. “I pay attention to every minute of the day.”


25. “You can’t go forward and backwards at the same time.” – Steve Harvey


26. “You’ve got to get tunnel vision to reach your goal.” – Steve Harvey


27. “The single most important part of your life is your dream.” – Steve Harvey


28. “Growth is a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn.”


29. “Your setback is just a setup for your comeback. ” – Steve Harvey


30. “You can’t go forward and backwards at the same time. ” – Steve Harvey


31. “Being successful was so hard, but I realized that not being successful was hard too.” – Steve Harvey


32. “Don’t be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he’s not going anywhere. ” – Steve Harvey


33. “All that hustle will pay off.”


34. “You don’t just sit in the car and let some guy drive you through life, wasting your time.” – Steve Harvey


35. “The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.”


36. The more people you help become successful the more successful you become. – Steve Harvey


37. “There’s no such thing as luck. These are blessings. God endows them upon you. He makes you a blessing to become a blessing. ”


38. “Prayer changes things. ” – Steve Harvey


39. YOU CAN’T FIX WHAT’S WRONG INSIDE YOUR HOUSE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE


40. “Don't be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he's not going anywhere.”


41. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”


42. THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF FAILURE IN THIS COUNTRY IS THE FEAR OF FAILURE


43. GOD LETS YOU BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE HE TRUSTS YOU THAT YOU WILL DO THE RIGHT THING WITH IT NOW, DOES HE GET DISAPPOINTED OFTEN? ALL THE TIME, BECAUSE PEOPLE GET THERE AND THEY FORGET HOW THEY GOT IT


44. “There is nothing bigger than your dream. ”


45. Forgiveness is for you. It does more for you than the other person. – Steve Harvey


46. “Boys Shack, MEN build homes” ~ Steve Harvey


47. “If you see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind.”


48. “So let me share some of the concepts that have helped keep me on my game.


49. “Don’t let your mind stop you.” – Steve Harvey


50. “I just draw on life experiences and that’s how I learned.”


51. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD RECOGNIZE THAT TAKING CHANCES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT IS MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN SITTING AROUND BEING TOO SCARED TO TAKE A SHOT


52. “Your setback is just a setup for a comeback.”


53. “Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something. ” Steve Harvey


54. “When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen. ”


55. “I don’t want people to see me fall. I mean, I got enough people cheering for me to fall now… The Internet has created some amazing place for evil to exist, you dig?” ~ Steve Harvey


56. “Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort.”


57. “My father instilled in me to take care of my family. Show up even when you don’t want to show up.” – Steve Harvey


58. “Every time you fail, be glad about it. You’re one step closer to your dream.”


59. What you want out of life is the thing you have to give the most of. – Steve Harvey


60. “When you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. ” – Steve Harvey


61. “The boredom of normalcy and the numbness of mediocrity stiffens your passion. ”


62. “Ask any guy if sex is important in a relationship and the one who says no is lying.”


63. “Providing for the ones he loves and care about, whether it’s monetarily or with sweat equity, is part of a man’s DNA, and if he loves and cares for you, this man will provide for you all these things with no limits.” ~ Steve Harvey


64. “Do not ignore the passion that burns in you. Spend time to discover your gift. ” Steve Harvey


65. “Don’t hate the player; change the game” ~ Steve Harvey


66. Jump off The Cliff of Your Comfort Zone


67. “Providing for the ones he loves and cares about, whether it’s monetarily or with sweat equity, is a part of a man’s DNA, and if he loves and cares for you, this man will provide for you all these things with no limits.”


68. “Use adversity to your advantage. Don’t let it stop you.”


69. “The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.”


70. YOU DON’T NEED CLOSURE. YOU JUST NEED TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO MOVE ON


71. “My father instilled in me to take care of my family. Show up even when you don’t want to show up.”


72. “the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure”


73. “The next home-going service at your church could be yours. And the most important thing on that day won’t be the amount of flowers that surround your casket or how well the choir sings your favorite hymn. The only thing that will matter is how well you use that dash between the day you were born and the day you die.”


74. “Once he says he cares about you, you are a prized possession to him, he will do anything to protect that prized possession.”


75. PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO HEAR THE TRUTH OUT HERE BECAUSE THE TRUTH MAKES THEM THINK


76. “A woman can’t change a man because she loves him. A man changes himself because he loves her.”


77. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”


78. “When I first got money, I went through it like everybody else, because I didn’t know. But, right now, I’ve educated myself and placed smart people around me. I surrounded myself with people who not only are intelligent and effective about finances, taxes, and money management, but they (also) love me.” ~ Steve Harvey


79. “When you face your fears, they aren’t as big as you thought they were. What makes them big is when you don’t turn around to face them head-on. The longer you avoid your fears, the bigger they grow in your mind.”


80. “All men CAN change, but that doesn’t mean that all men WILL change. There’s only one woman whom we will change for. If a man is not willing to change, it means that you aren’t the one. ”


81. “You are working so hard not to fail. You have to start working hard to succeed. ” – Steve Harvey


82. “Forgiveness is for you. It does more for you than the other person.” – Steve Harvey


83. “Your Dream Has to Be Bigger Than Your Fear.”


84. “I don’t think it’s cool for people to say, ‘You shouldn’t reference God because I don’t believe that, and I don’t want to hear it. ’ Well, there’s a lot of stuff I don’t believe that I still gotta hear. ” – Steve Harvey


85. “You have the potential for greatness. ” – Steve Harvey


86. “I pay attention to every minute of the day. ” – Steve Harvey


87. “What you want out of life is the thing you have to give the most of. ” Steve Harvey


88. Use Your Emotions to Fuel Yourself


89. “Life is going to get bad sometimes. You’ll make poor choices. You’ll fail. You’ll lose hope and maybe want to give up. If you jump, and trust that He will be there to help you soar, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”


90. “A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.” ~ Steve Harvey


91. YOU CAN’T GO FORWARD AND BACKWARDS AT THE SAME TIME


92. “A woman can’t change a man because she loves him. A man changes himself because he loves her.” ~ Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey about love


93. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear. ” Steve Harvey


94. “If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there’s no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar!” ~ Steve Harvey


95. “Procrastination will delay your change. Today is a very good day to change. Don’t let you stop yourself from growing.”


96. “If you want to be successful you have to jump, there’s no way around it. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar. ” Steve Harvey


97. “Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing, your gift.”


98. “Forgiveness is for you. It does more for you than the other person. ” – Steve Harvey


99. “The number one cause of failure in this country is fear of failure. ” – Steve Harvey


100. “When you make a mistake in life, you got two choices; you can either get over it and you can die mad at yourself.”


101. “The only difference between you and the successful people you see in your life every day is that they have jumped.”


102. “Now, revealing that you’re a keeper is no guarantee that this guy won’t just walk away. Some men really are just sport fishing and have no intention of doing anything more than throwing back the women they bed. If this is the cae with this man, then let him walk-what do you care? He’s not the guy you’re looking for.” ~ Steve Harvey


103. “Prayer changes things. ” Steve Harvey


104. “Wake up and smile! Wake up and be grateful!” Steve Harvey


105. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.”


106. “When you sit by and just let your life perish without a vision, it is the most painful kind of death. ” – Steve Harvey


107. “Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours.”


108. “But far too often when we face the failure of a business venture, we let that failure paralyze us from trying again. The failure could stem from a lack of financial planning, a lack of resources, or the lack of the right team members. But you have to realize that failure is part of the process when you are on the road to success. The only way to get back on track is to come up with another plan. I’ve failed more times than I can count. But you can’t let the failure freeze you in place and stop you from pursuing your dreams.”


109. “Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing – your gift. ” – Steve Harvey


110. “You have to learn to convince yourself that the possibility is greater than the inevitability of doing nothing. Listen,”


111. “The four P’s to success are pressure, persistence, perseverance, and prayer. ” – Steve Harvey


112. “Our creator, in his infinite wisdom, created every single soul with a gift. Your gift may be totally unique or it may be similar to”


113. “Growth is in a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn.” – Steve Harvey


114. “Be optimistic when going through adversity. Adversity is necessary to identify your dream.”


115. “Don’t be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he’s not going anywhere” ~ Steve Harvey


116. “He’s an honest man who does what he says. ” Steve Harvey


117. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. ”


118. GROWTH IS IN A SERIES OF MISTAKES. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY YOU LEARN


119. “All a man is concerned about when he first sees a woman is how she looks, how she’s dressed, and what she’ll look like on our arm when we’re strolling along.”


120. “Do not ignore you gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute BEST with the LEAST amount of effort.”~Steve Harvey” ~ Steve Harvey


121. “Successful people appreciate where they have come from, but they don’t let their past set the tone for their future. Successful people are innovators.” – Steve Harvey


122. DON’T AUTOMATICALLY PLUG YOURSELF INTO HIS SENTENCE ABOUT FUTURE PLANS


123. “Do not ignore you gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute BEST with the LEAST amount of effort."~Steve Harvey”


124. GOD DOESN’T MAKE ANY MISTAKES. YOU ARE EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE RIGHT NOW


125. “Success is not a comfortable procedure. It is a very uncomfortable thing to attempt. So you gotta get comfortable being uncomfortable if you ever want to be successful. ” – Steve Harvey


126. “You are never too old to re-invent yourself. ” – Steve Harvey


127. “Catch Fire, Do Something, Get Excited by Finding Your Purpose In Life.” ~ Steve Harvey


128. “Failure means you’ve now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success. ” – Steve Harvey


129. “I’m still very much a Christian and have a great relationship with God. I love Him, but one of my flaws is that I cuss. ”


130. “Successful people appreciate where they have come from, but they don’t let their past set the tone for their future. Successful people are innovators. ” – Steve Harvey


131. “The abundant life that God has in store for you will allow you to have unimagined riches; riches so overflowing that you’ll have plenty—especially to share with others.”


132. “A woman who is dressed appropriately— has her goodies reasonably covered, but is still sexy, is a keeper; a woman who is scantily clad and dripping sex is a throwback.”


133. “You can be successful without an education, you can be successful without coming from a rich family. I don’t care what color you are, what faith you belong to, your sexual preference, I don’t care what’s wrong with you. You can be successful. ”


134. “Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing – your gift. ” Steve Harvey


135. “Procrastination will delay your change! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing. ” – Steve Harvey


136. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself. ” – Steve Harvey


137. “You have to aspire to something so great that you have to have God’s help. ” Steve Harvey


138. “What you want out of life is the thing you have to give the most of.” – Steve Harvey


139. “But remember what drives a man; real men to what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably satisfied, and if they’re doing anything less than than, they’re not men. ” – Steve Harvey


140. “It’s not the guy who determines whether you’re a sports fish or a keeper — it’s you.”


141. “There’s no way you’re going to make it out of this world without spending some time down in the valley or in a dark place. But this isn’t the time to give up. This is the time to understand that God is trying to lead you to your purpose and to your gift. Use adversity to your advantage. Don’t let it stop you. ”


142. “Don’t ever be afraid to put yourself in a lesser position so that you can learn something from someone who knows more. ” – Steve Harvey


143. “If you do what you’ve always done, your life will not get better. ” – Steve Harvey


144. “My mother would take the Band-Aid off, clean the wound, and say, “Things that are covered don’t heal well.”


145. “Imagination is everything, it’s a preview to life’s coming attractions. Everything you ever imagined is real. ” – Steve Harvey


146. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friend are.” – Steve Harvey


147. “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind. ” – Steve Harvey


148. “If you want to be successful you have to jump, there’s no way around it.”


149. “When you put your efforts into your gift, you are giving God something to bless.”


150. “Growth is in a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn.”


151. “You’ve got to get tunnel vision to reach your goal. ” – Steve Harvey


152. “Don’t hate the player; change the game. ” Steve Harvey


153. “If you don’t have a base, you can’t not have a spiritual base and survive. That’s probably what has kept me out of the tabloids. Then I go home, I’ve got a family, and I keep my wife in front of my head. ” – Steve Harvey


154. “Men automatically know from the moment she opens her mouth, that if they want her, they’ll have to get in line with her standards and requirements, or keep it moving because she’s done with the games and isn’t interested in playing. ” – Steve Harvey


155. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. ” – Steve Harvey


156. “All you have to do is speak up. Tell him straight up: “I need you here to protect and provide for us, to give us security in our lives, to help raise these children, to set an example for this boy, who needs to see what real men do, and for this girl, who needs to know what a real man is so she can find one of her own someday. I need you to be the head of this family.” Lay it out like this, and your requirements will trump his mother’s every time.” ~ Steve Harvey


157. SOMETIMES OUT OF YOUR BIGGEST MISERY, COMES YOUR GREATEST GAIN


158. If you want to be successful you have to jump, there’s no way around it. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar. – Steve Harvey


159. “How do you expect to be pursued? (Do you want regular phone calls? Text messages? Dates at least three times a week? Do you want him to always pick up the tab?)”


160. “The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure.” – Steve Harvey


161. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain.” – Steve Harvey


162. “Your career is what you’re paid for, your calling is what you’re made for. ” – Steve Harvey


163. “You can be happy, or you can be right. If you want to be part of a couple and win every argument, you’re in trouble.”


164. “I was homeless. I lived in a car for a couple of years. That was the worst. But nothing was worse than when I was 40 and my mom passed away. My mother was the best person I ever knew. Those were the two lowest points.” ~ Steve Harvey


165. “Don’t let your mind stop you. ” – Steve Harvey


166. YOUR SETBACK IS JUST A SETUP FOR A COMEBACK


167. “You can’t tell big dreams to small-minded people.” ~ Steve Harvey


168. “You bible says, this your bible, says…. “Your gift will make room for you”. Your gift, not your education. You can go get an education, that’s nice. But if you don’t use your gift, that education is only gonna take you so far.” – Steve Harvey


169. “You have to make a conscientious decision that you’re going to change. And it's not dependent on anyone else. ”


170. FAILURE IS A GREAT TEACHER, AND I THINK WHEN YOU MAKE MISTAKES AND YOU RECOVER FROM THEM AND YOU TREAT THEM AS VALUABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCES, THEN YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SHARE


171. “You career is what you’re paid for, your calling is what you’re made for. ” Steve Harvey


172. “Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something!”


173. “You cannot leave what’s important to you, up to someone else.” – Steve Harvey


174. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” ~ Steve Harvey


175. “My calling is to help people, to teach people, to share with people, until I die. I can never stop doing that. I can’t, and I don’t want to.”


176. “A woman who shows her appreciation for all that you do for her is a keeper; a woman who acts like nothing you do can make her happy is a throwback.”


177. “You can’t fix what’s wrong inside your house outside your house. ” – Steve Harvey


178. “Success is not a comfortable procedure. It is a very uncomfortable thing to attempt. So you gotta get comfortable being uncomfortable if you ever want to be successful.” – Steve Harvey


179. “What you want most out of life is the thing you have to give the most of” ~ Steve Harvey


180. “In order to get to where you want to go, you’ve gotta put yourself under some stress.”


181. “God’s plan for you is greater than any plan you can think of.”


182. “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, then you’re gonna keep getting what you’ve been getting.”


183. “The first way to get focused is to find purpose. The way to find purpose is you must identify what it is that you must be purposeful in. ”


184. “You can’t go forward and backwards at the same time.”


185. “For a man, it’s really less complicated: he liked what he saw from across the room and now he’s going to go over there and get it.”


186. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. Steve Harvey”


187. “A woman who commands respect is a keeper; a woman who lets men get away with disrespecting her is a throwback.”


188. “God has positioned me just this way to be just like I am, to say what I say how I say it. ”


189. “God doesn’t make any mistakes, you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. ” Steve Harvey


190. “If you are waking up with a sensation that there has got to be more in life… then there is. ” – Steve Harvey


191. “Failure means you’ve now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success.”


192. “If you are waking up with the sensation that there’s got to be more in life… then there is. ” – Steve Harvey


193. “What you want most out of life is the thing you have to give the most of. ”


194. “You have to learn to convince yourself that the possibility is greater than the inevitability of doing nothing.”


195. “My father taught me the most about love. ” Steve Harvey


196. Balance Between Flexibility and Focus


197. “It’s a woman’s right to know a man’s intentions upfront. Because, once you get emotionally attached to a man and you sleep with him, it’s too late.” ~ Steve Harvey


198. “The four P’s to success are pressure, persistence, perseverance, and prayer.”


199. Don’t let your mind stop you. – Steve Harvey


200. “When you’re not aware that all men have plans, you’re not placing requirements on him, and if you’re not setting any ground rules, then you’re essentially telling him that you’re open for his rules.”


201. “Let a man see what he can get but make him imagine what he can have. ” Steve Harvey


202. “Your career is what you’re paid for. Your calling is what you’re made for.” ~ Steve Harvey


203. “Your setback is just a setup for a comeback. ” Steve Harvey


204. God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it. – Steve Harvey


205. “You can’t tell big dreams to small minded people. ”


206. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear.” ~ Steve Harvey


207. “If he introduces you as his ‘friend,’ or by your name, have no doubt that’s all you are. He doesn’t think any more of you than that. In your heart of hearts, ladies, you all know this.”


208. “You can be happy, or you can be right. If you want to be part of a couple and win every argument, you’re in trouble.” ~ Steve Harvey


209. “You don’t lose a good man. You lose a man who’s not good for you.”


210. “I am from the hood; I never had nothing. Now that I have something, I must give back. ” – Steve Harvey


211. THE MOMENT YOU DISCOVER HE DOESN’T WANT THE SAME THING YOU WANT… LET HIM GO


212. “I’m a comedian first. I’ve learned how to act. I just draw on life experiences and that’s how I learned. I didn’t take classes or anything. I don’t need no classroom. ” – Steve Harvey


213. “Don’t ever be afraid to put yourself in a lesser position so that you can learn something from someone who knows more.”


214. “A woman who can hold a respectful, respectable conversation with a man and his mother is a keeper; a woman who shudders at the prospect of having to talk to the matriarch of a man’s family is a throwback.”


215. Dream Bigger Than Your Fears


216. PROCRASTINATION WILL DELAY YOUR CHANGE! TODAY IS A VERY GOOD DAY TO CHANGE; DON’T LET YOU STOP YOURSELF FROM GROWING


217. “The more people you help become successful the more successful you’ll become.” – Steve Harvey


218. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.”


219. “Some of us have been playing the same self-defeating records over and over again in our heads for so long that we don’t know how to think any differently about ourselves. ” – Steve Harvey


220. “Ladies: If a man really wants to be with you, you will know it! If you have to question it, let it go!”


221. “If you are her man, she will talk to you until there just aren’t any more words left to say, encourage you when you’re at rock bottom and think there just isn’t any way out, hold you in her arms when you’re sick, and laugh with you when you’re up. And if you’re her man and that woman loves you—I mean really loves you?—she will shine you up when you’re dusty, encourage you when you’re down, defend you even when she’s not so sure you were right, and hang on your every word, even when you’re not saying anything worth listening to.”


222. “Imagine, what could you really accomplish if your speech was filled with more statements that began with “I can” than with “I can’t”? How far could your dreams soar if you said, “Why not me?” instead of “Why me?” more often? And just like when you are learning a new language, you’re still going to slip up and say, “I could have done . . .” instead of “I will do . . .” Surround yourself with native successful speakers, and before you know it, you’ll begin to speak the life of your dreams into existence.”


223. “Change your attitude, you change your altitude.” – Steve Harvey


224. “There many guys out there who are actually fishing for a woman whom they are planning on keeping. But there are guys out there who are just sports fishing – catching them and then throwing them back into the ocean.” ~ Steve Harvey


225. “Everybody on your side ain’t on your side. ” – Steve Harvey


226. “Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something.” – Steve Harvey


227. “To us, your power comes from one simple thing: you’re a woman, and we men will do anything humanly possible to impress you so that, ultimately, we can be with you.“


228. “If you’re bold enough to chase the dream, he’ll get you through the journey.”


229. “If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there's no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you're safe, you'll never soar!”


230. “Getting successful, whatever you considering successful, if it’s rich or whatever, its not a magic trick. Its not God picks certain people here to make rich, and certain people he don’t. He gives all of us as his children the power of choice. You have a say so in that. You can decide to be rich, and with God’s help, its highly doable. ” – Steve Harvey


231. WE CAN ALL BE SOMETHING BETTER THAN WE ARE, IF WE ARE ONLY WILLING TO CHANGE AND FORGIVE


232. WHEN YOU’RE UP IN LIFE, YOUR FRIENDS GET TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE. WHEN YOU’RE DOWN IN LIFE, YOU GET TO KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE


233. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself. ”


234. “Quit waking up thinking you ain’t got no say so in your life. You have a choice in this matter. ” – Steve Harvey


235. “Let him treat you like a lady and open the car door for you. If he doesn't automatically open the door for you, stand by the darn thing and don't get into the vehicle until he realises he needs to get hid behind out of the driver's seat and come round and open the car door for you. That's his job!”


236. “Boys shack. MEN build homes. ” – Steve Harvey


237. “But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably sastisfied, and if they're doing anything less than that, they're not men.”


238. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN’T AFRAID?


239. “I was mediocre because I wasn’t doing anything to be exceptional. ”


240. “We become our own opposition when we accept the following: procrastinating, lying to ourselves, comparing ourselves to others, and having self-doubts—in short, anything that gets in the way of our becoming who we were created to be.”


241. “Failure is a wonderful teacher. ” – Steve Harvey


242. “But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around. ”


243. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear.” – Steve Harvey


244. I’M NOT A DOCTOR. I JUST HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF COMMON SENSE


245. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it.”


246. “Shoot For The Moon. Even If You Miss, You’ll Land Among The Stars.”


247. “The Three Things Every Man Needs: Support, Loyalty, and the Cookie.”


248. “Every word you say, every move you make, every signal you give to a man will help him determine whether he should try to play you, be straight with you, or move on to the next woman to do a little more sport fishing.”


249. “Remember this: the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure. Fear paralyzes you from taking action.”


250. WHEN YOU SIT BY AND JUST LET YOUR LIFE PERISH WITHOUT A VISION, IT IS THE MOST PAINFUL KIND OF DEATH


251. YOUR CAREER IS WHAT YOU’RE PAID FOR. YOUR CALLING IS WHAT YOU’RE MADE FOR


252. You are never too old to reinvent yourself. – Steve Harvey


253. YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO REINVENT YOURSELF


254. “Do what you say you’re going to do! People can do nothing but respect that. ”


255. “A woman whom we can introduce to our friends and family is a keeper; a woman we don’t even bother introducing to our friends or family is a throwback.”


256. OUR MISSION, YOUR PURPOSE AND YOUR DESTINY WILL ALL BE TIED TO ONE THING – YOUR GIFT


257. DO NOT IGNORE YOUR GIFT. YOUR GIFT IS THE THING YOU DO THE ABSOLUTE BEST WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF EFFORT


258. “Your career is what you are paid for, your calling is what you are made for.”


259. “Men respect standards- get some!”


260. “I’m not a doctor. I just have a tremendous amount of common sense. ” – Steve Harvey


261. “But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably sastisfied, and if they’re doing anything less than that, they’re not men. ”


262. “I’m just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty. Don’t you think you got to be perfect, cause I ain’t. ” – Steve Harvey


263. “No matter what you do, no matter how many times her friends say you’re no good, no matter how many times you slam the door on the relationship, she will give you her very best and then some.”


264. “When you’re thinking about giving up, don’t. When it looks like you’re not gonna make it, keep going.”


265. “There are plenty of good men ready, willing, and capable of doing right by you if you let them. And you have every right to weed through them to get to what you want and stand firm until you get it.”


266. “You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord’s green earth—you’re capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you’re independent (which means, to him, that you’re not going to be in his pockets)—but if he’s not ready for a serious relationship, he’s going to treat you like a sports fish.”


267. WOMEN ARE THE REAL REASON WE GET UP EVERY DAY. I’M TALKING ABOUT REAL MEN. IF THERE WERE NO WOMEN, I WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE TO BATHE, BECAUSE WHY WOULD I CARE? THESE ARE GUYS I’M HANGING WITH. I WAKE UP FOR A WOMAN EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR HER


268. “Sometimes, son, nothing is going to change until you get sick and tired of being sick and tired. ”


269. “Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the lease amount of effort. ” Steve Harvey


270. Your career is what you’re paid for. Your calling is what you’re made for. – Steve Harvey


271. “Some parts of your vision are meant to be shared, in confidence, only with a trusted mentor, friend, or family member. And some aspects of your vision honestly don’t need to go beyond your prayer time with God.”


272. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it. ” – Steve Harvey


273. “The more people you help become successful the more successful you become. ” Steve Harvey


274. “Start coating your mind with gratitude and it’ll change everything for you.”


275. “Some of us have been playing the same self-defeating records over and over again in our heads for so long that we don’t know how to think any differently about ourselves.”


276. Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing, your gift. – Steve Harvey


277. “You have the potential for greatness.” – Steve Harvey


278. “There Are No Limitations To Any of Our Dreams.”


279. “My father told me never to take my foot off a ladder to kick at someone who was kicking at me. When I did that, I would no longer be climbing. While they are kicking, my father told me, I should keep stepping. They can kick only one time. If I continued to climb, they would be left behind. In trying to hurt me, to impede my progress, they would get left behind because they allowed themselves to get sidetracked from their agenda.” ~ Steve Harvey


280. “If you pray about it don’t worry about it. If you’re going to worry about it don’t pray about it.” ~ Steve Harvey


281. “There has been nothing more impactful on my life and meaningful to me than the introduction of Christ. That, hands down, blows away every joke I’ve ever written. ” – Steve Harvey


282. “The single most important part of your life is your dream. ” – Steve Harvey


283. “You bible says, this your bible, says…. “Your gift will make room for you”. Your gift, not your education. You can go get an education, that’s nice. But if you don’t use your gift, that education is only gonna take you so far. ” – Steve Harvey


284. “Everybody by your side ain’t on your side” ~ Steve Harvey


285. “All men CAN change, but that doesn’t mean that all men WILL change. There’s only one woman whom we will change for. If a man is not willing to change, it means that you aren’t the one.”


286. “What kind of financial security do you expect this man to have? (Do you want him to be rich? Do you want him to make more money than you? Are you okay with a blue-collar worker?)”


287. “You want to kill a big dream, tell it to a small minded person.” – Steve Harvey


288. “Growth is a series of mistakes. ” – Steve Harvey


289. “The difference between successful people and non-successful people is between the ears.”


290. “A woman’s love — it stands the test of time, logic, and all circumstance.”


291. “I was homeless. I lived in a car for a couple of years. That was the worst. But nothing was worse than when I was 40 and my mom passed away. My mother was the best person I ever knew. Those were the two lowest points. ” – Steve Harvey


292. YOUR REALITY IS YOURS. STOP WASTING TIME LOOKING AT SOMEONE ELSE’S REALITY WHILE DOING NOTHING ABOUT YOURS. ”


293. “My father taught me the most about love.” – Steve Harvey


294. “You’ve got to stop looking for all the signs that the new man is going to hurt you, stop messing around with the guy who’s just wasting your time, stop holding on to the hurt and anger and resentment”


295. “Change your attitude, you change your altitude. ” – Steve Harvey


296. “What you have in your life is substantial. You just haven’t gone over the list and taken inventory in a long time.”


297. “I aim for stuff so big, that the dream is bigger than the fear. ” – Steve Harvey


298. I’M A COMEDIAN FIRST. I’VE LEARNED HOW TO ACT. I JUST DRAW ON LIFE EXPERIENCES AND THAT’S HOW I LEARNED. I DIDN’T TAKE CLASSES OR ANYTHING. I DON’T NEED NO CLASSROOM


299. “There has been nothing more impactful on my life and meaningful to me than the introduction of Christ. That, hands down, blows away every joke I’ve ever written. ”


300. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself. ” – Steve Harvey


301. “Your career is what you’re paid for. Your calling is what you’re made for.” – Steve Harvey


302. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do about it.” – Steve Harvey


303. “You’ve got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is.” – Steve Harvey


304. “All men can and will change. But there’s only one woman we’re going to change for.”


305. GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU IS GREATER THAN ANY PLAN YOU CAN THINK OF


306. “It’s a woman’s right to know a man’s intentions upfront. Because, once you get emotionally attached to a man and you sleep with him, it’s too late. ”


307. “Don’t let your mind stop you.”


308. “Avoid people who are always having a bad day. In their minds, nothing ever works in their favor. They have a chronic ‘Woe Is Me’ campaign that they continue to launch full blast. This kind of negativity depletes enthusiasm. You don’t need the woe is me speech every day. ” – Steve Harvey


309. “A guy that’s really serious about you, he’s gotta be talking to you, he’s gotta want to have one-on-one, in-your-face interaction. That’s how we are.”


310. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself. ” Steve Harvey


311. “If a man loves you . . . he’s willing to profess it. He’ll give you a title after a while. You’re going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancée, his wife, his baby’s mama, something.” ~ Steve Harvey


312. “I’d rather be happy by myself than miserable with someone else.”


313. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear. ”


314. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are.” – Steve Harvey


315. “He’s an honest man who does what he says. ” – Steve Harvey


316. “He’s an honest man who does what he says.” – Steve Harvey


317. I PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY


318. “Procrastination will delay your change! Today is a very good day to change. Don’t let you stop yourself from growing. ” – Steve Harvey


319. “A man fishes for two reasons: he’s either sport fishing or fishing to eat, which means he’s either going to try to catch the biggest fish he can, take a picture of it, admire it with his buddies and toss it back to sea, or he’s going to take that fish on home, scale it, fillet it, toss it in some cornmeal, fry it up, and put it on his plate. This, I think, is a great analogy for how men seek out women.”


320. “Expand yourself. Take yourself out of your comfort zone. Do not live in your bubble, put some more air in your bubble. If you stay in your comfort zone, that is where you will fail. ” – Steve Harvey


321. YOUR DREAM HAS TO BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEAR


322. “I had, like, 11 jobs. I’ve been fired 11 times! ‘Cause I’m not cut for that. You know, I was a great employee, man. Everybody loved me coming to work – I’m singing, tellin’ jokes on the assembly line. I was miserable, man. I was dying. I was dying. ” – Steve Harvey


323. “Do not ignore the passion that burns in you. Spend time to discover your gift.” – Steve Harvey


324. “The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot. ” – Steve Harvey


325. “A man fishes for two reasons: he’s either sport fishing or fishing to eat, which means he’s either going to try to catch the biggest fish he can, take a picture of it, admire it with his buddies and toss it back to sea, or he’s going to take that fish on home, scale it, fillet it, toss it in some cornmeal, fry it up, and put it on his plate. This, I think, is a great analogy for how men seek out women.” ~ Steve Harvey


326. “I think that we, as the African-American men in hip-hop, we have a greater responsibly because we have the ears of so many millions of our young people. And they listenin’. ” – Steve Harvey


327. Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something. – Steve Harvey


328. “Everything you see above ground that blossoms and grows was underground at one time.”


329. “Men automatically know from the moment she opens her mouth that if they want her, they’ll have to get in line whith her standards and requirments, or keep it moving because she’s done with the games and isn’t interested in playing.” ~ Steve Harvey


330. “Act like a lady think like a man. ”


331. “Sometimes we don’t appreciate Prayer until we have to go through something!”


332. “The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure.” ~ Steve Harvey


333. YOUR GIFT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO INNATELY BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE


334. “You cannot leave what’s important to you up to someone else.”


335. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do about it. ” – Steve Harvey


336. “In order to have the life of convenience, you’ve gotta have a very uncomfortable life.”


337. “Being successful was so hard, but I realized that not being successful was hard too. ” – Steve Harvey


338. “Growth is in a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn. ” – Steve Harvey


339. “Let him treat you like a lady and open the car door for you. If he doesn’t automatically open the door for you, stand by the darn thing and don’t get into the vehicle until he realises he needs to get hid behind out of the driver’s seat and come round and open the car door for you. That’s his job!” ~ Steve Harvey


340. “Learn how to fill you day with positivity. Think of how your ideas can work, not how it won’t work. ” – Steve Harvey


341. “If you’re waking up every day thinking that there’s gotta be more to life, then you have no idea how right you are.”


342. “Before you leave this world, before you die, jump, just jump one time. ”


343. “It’s impossible for us to focus on the two — we’re just not that gifted, sorry.”


344. “People don’t like to hear the truth out here cause the truth makes them think. ”


345. “Men produce strategies for success. ” Steve Harvey


346. “I aim for stuff so big, that the dream is bigger than the fear.” – Steve Harvey


347. “A woman who cares about herself and how she presents herself to the world, and looks like she’d elevate our game, is the woman who will get our attention.”


348. “My calling is to help people, to teach people, to share with people, until I die. I can never stop doing that. I can’t, and I don’t want to. ” – Steve Harvey


349. “Change comes in every person’s life. You can either react to it or you can participate in it.” – Steve Harvey


350. “Find that one glimmer of light in the darkness. ” – Steve Harvey


351. “You simply cannot drive forward if you’re focused on what’s happening in the rear view mirror.”


352. “A woman who won’t let you feel all over her body while you’re dancing is a keeper; a woman who drops it like it’s hot and puts on a dance floor performance that would make video vixen Karrine Steffans blush is a throwback.”


353. I aim for stuff so big, that the dream is bigger than the fear. – Steve Harvey


354. “Warren Buffett said that he would not invest in any business where the owner hasn’t failed at least twice. I love that truly wealthy and successful people understand that failure is part of the process.”


355. “God has already lined up all the people in your path to get you to your dreams and your visions. All you have to do is get rid of the wrong ones. ” – Steve Harvey


356. “I’m not a doctor. I just have a tremendous amount of common sense.” – Steve Harvey


357. “Your objective is to avoid being on a string. The first step, I think, is to get over the fear of losing a man by confronting him. Just stop being afraid, already. The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot. The same philosophy can be applied to dating: if putting your requirements on the table means you risk him walking away, it’s a risk you have to take. Because that fear can trip you up every time; all too many of you let the guy get away with disrespecting you, putting in minimal effort and holding on to the commitment to you because you’re afraid he’s going to walk away and you’ll be alone again. And we men? We recognize this and play on it, big time.”


358. “Sometimes, son, nothing is going to change until you get sick and tired of being sick and tired.”


359. WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE IS THE THING YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE MOST OF


360. “We need to talk. For a man, few words are as menacing as those four — especially when a woman is the one saying them and he’s on the receiving end. Those four words can mean only two things to men: either we did something wrong or, worse, you really literally just want to talk.”


361. “All of us have within us this amazing capacity to manifest anything that we want into our life. Ask. Believe. Receive.


362. “Be Humble. Be Hungry. And Always Be The Hardest Worker In The Room.”


363. My calling is to help people, to teach people, to share with people, until I die. I can never stop doing that. I can’t, and I don’t want to. – Steve Harvey


364. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friend are. ” Steve Harvey


365. “Gratitude erases negativity. ” – Steve Harvey


366. “You can’t tell big dreams to small minded people. ” – Steve Harvey


367. “If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there’s no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar!”


368. “What level of commitment do you expect? (Do you want an open relationship? Or to date exclusively? Should it be up for discussion?)”


369. “During adversity is not the time to lick your wounds. Failures make you who you are.”


370. “People get jealous and use whatever information they have to make you feel bad and themselves feel better. ” – Steve Harvey


371. “I aim for stuff so big, that the dream is bigger than the fear.”


372. “All I knew growing up was that my father was married to and loved my momma, period. He worked hard, made some money, and put it on the dresser. She spent it on the family, and he went out and earned some more. He taught me the most about love.” ~ Steve Harvey


373. “Don’t be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he’s not going anywhere.”


374. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true


375. “Do not ignore the passion that burns within you. Spend time discovering your gift.”


376. “Your willingness to jump will open doors for you. Every jump will increase your wisdom and broaden your vision.”


377. “I’d rather be happy by myself than miserable with someone else. ” – Steve Harvey


378. IF YOU ARE WAKING UP WITH THE SENSATION THAT THERE HAS GOT TO BE MORE IN LIFE…THEN THERE IS


379. “If you are waking up with the sensation that there has got to be more in life, then there is. ” – Steve Harvey


380. “Nothing on this planet can compare with a woman’s love—it is kind and compassionate, patient and nurturing, generous and sweet and unconditional.”


381. “If he laughs off your requirements and standards, then he’s sport fishing; if he seems willing to abide by your rules, and actually follows through on them, then he’s looking for a keeper.”


382. “If you are waking up with the sensation that there has got to be more in life, then there is.” – Steve Harvey


383. “If you are her man, she will walk on water and through a mountain for you, too, no matter how you’ve acted out, no matter what crazy thing you’ve done, no matter the time or demand.”


384. “God’s plan for you is greater than any plan you can think of. ” – Steve Harvey


385. “Don’t let your mind stop you.” – Steve Harvey


386. “Some parts of your vision are meant to be shared, in confidence, only with a trusted mentor, friend, or family member. And some aspects of your vision honestly don’t need to go beyond your prayer time with God. ” – Steve Harvey


387. “Life is short, do what you love. ” – Steve Harvey


388. “God doesn’t make any mistakes, you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now.”


389. “The Lord saved my soul. ”


390. “The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high. ”


391. “You don’t just sit in the car and let some guy drive you through life, wasting your time.”


392. “Catch fire today! Make today the day that you stop complaining and do something.”


393. “All I'm telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn't looking for a serious relationship, you're not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord's green earth-you're capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you're independent (which means, to him, that you're not going to be in his pockets)-but if he's not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.”


394. “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.”


395. “If you see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind. ” Steve Harvey


396. “The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.” – Steve Harvey


397. “There’s no such thing as luck. These are blessings. God endows them upon you. He makes you a blessing to become a blessing.” ~ Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey about God


398. “Because I honor Him, His blessings will chase me down and overtake me. I will be in the right place at the right time. People will go out of their way to be good to me. I am surrounded by God’s favor.”


399. “You can be successful without an education, you can be successful without coming from a rich family, you can be successful I don’t care what color you are, what faith you belong to, your sexual preference, I don’t care what’s wrong with you… YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL. ” – Steve Harvey


400. “Change your attitude and you’ll change your altitude.”


401. “4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer.” – Steve Harvey


402. “What should he be willing to do to woo you? (Should he pursue you? Give you expensive gifts?)”


403. “Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours. ”


404. “Steve Harvey” by “Angela George“, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0


405. WAKE UP AND SMILE! WAKE UP AND BE GRATEFUL!


406. “Life is going to get bad sometimes. You’ll make poor choices. You’ll fail. You’ll lose hope and maybe want to give up. If you jump, and trust that He will be there to help you soar, there is nothing you cannot achieve. ”


407. “Don’t hate the player. Change the game.”


408. Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People


409. “The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high.” ~ Steve Harvey


410. “A lot of times God will present you with a blessing and a plan, but if you don’t act on it, it’ll go away. ” – Steve Harvey


411. “But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably satisfied, and if they’re doing anything less than that, they’re not men.” ~ Steve Harvey


412. “You’re the only one who can take your dreams off the shelf and turn them into reality. You are the only one who can take “I can’t” and turn it into “I can.”


413. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” – Steve Harvey


414. “Forgiveness is for you. It does more for you than the other person.” – Steve Harvey


415. MY CALLING IS TO HELP PEOPLE, TO TEACH PEOPLE, TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE, UNTIL I DIE. I CAN NEVER STOP DOING THAT. I CAN’T, AND I DON’T WANT TO


416. “What comes out of your mouth is going to come right back to you, that’s the law of attraction at work.”


417. “Failure means that you’ve now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success. ” – Steve Harvey


418. “Your setback is just a setup for your comeback. ”


419. “Here’s a generalization but in my experience, it’s true. Women love to sit and talk for no apparent reason but to talk, but we men, we’re just not cut out to chitchat for the sake of chitchat—we don’t have time for it. We men are very simple people: if we like what we see, we’re coming over there. If we don’t want anything from you, we’re not coming over there. Period. ” – Steve Harvey


420. “A man who truly cares about or loves you can and will protect you in other ways, whether it be with advice, or stepping up to perform a task that he thinks is too dangerous for you to do.”


421. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” – Steve Harvey


422. “Change comes in every person’s life. You can either react to it or you can participate in it. ” – Steve Harvey


423. “Success is not just about your ability to achieve, but also your ability to serve through sharing. True success lives in our legacies.” – Steve Harvey


424. “You gotta let a man see what he can get, but you have to make him imagine what he can have.”


425. “I am from the hood. I never had nothing. Now that I have something, I must give back. ” – Steve Harvey


426. “Men don’t mind strong, independent, capable women by any stretch. What we do mind is feeling like we’re not needed.”


427. “I told the same $25 a night jokes over and over until they paid me $250, then $25,000, $75,000, $125,000, $500,000… $58,000 with the Kings of Comedy in one night! Repetition is how I became successful. I told those same jokes until I built an empire and a lifestyle beyond my wildest dreams! Never give up!” – Steve Harvey


428. “The man who truly wants you will accelerate for you; he will pick up the pace and walk in lockstep with you.”


429. “The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.” – Steve Harvey


430. “The more people you help become successful the more successful you’ll become. ” – Steve Harvey


431. I’M JUST A LIVING WITNESS THAT YOU CAN BE AN IMPERFECT SOLDIER, AND STILL BE IN THE ARMY FIGHTING FOR GOD ALMIGHTY. DON’T YOU THINK YOU GOT TO BE PERFECT ’CAUSE I AIN’T


432. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear. ” – Steve Harvey


433. “If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there’s no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar!” – Steve Harvey


434. “You’ve got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is.”


435. “Success is not just about your ability to achieve, but also your ability to serve through sharing. True success lives in our legacies. ” – Steve Harvey


436. “Excuses are the lies you convince yourself are true to avoid proving you are worthy of the gift you were given. Say this with me, no more excuses.”


437. “If you play it safe in life, you ain’t gonna have much of a life. ” – Steve Harvey


438. Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours. – Steve Harvey


439. “You gift is something that you do innately better than anything else. ” Steve Harvey


440. “Men don’t come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan. We’re looking across the room at you, and we don’t care about your hopes and dreams. We don’t care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted. ” – Steve Harvey


441. “But if he loves you, he will profess it, he will provide for you, and he will protect you.”


442. “It's really unimaginable that I could start where I was and get here today.”


443. “I am from the hood. I never had anything. Now that I have something, I must give back.” – Steve Harvey


444. “Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing, your gift.” – Steve Harvey


445. “You Have to Make a Decision if You’re Gonna Be a Leader or Not.”


446. Procrastination will delay your change! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing. – Steve Harvey


447. “The cookie is the critical part. It’s a word I created for sex and you’ve got to give a man all three things. If you miss one out, he is going to find it somewhere else.” ~ Steve Harvey


448. “Don’t automatically plug yourself into his sentence about future plans. ” – Steve Harvey


449. “Change comes in every person’s life. You can either react to it or you can participate in it. ”


450. “Your setback is just a setup for a comeback. ” – Steve Harvey


451. “Individual Liberty Is Individual Power.”


452. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain.” ~ Steve Harvey


453. “Let a man see what he can get but make him imagine what he can have. ” – Steve Harvey


454. “I’m just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty. Don’t you think you got to be perfect ’cause I ain’t. ” – Steve Harvey


455. “Well, I’m here to tell you that expecting that kind of love— that perfection—from a man is unrealistic. That’s right, I said it—it’s not gonna happen, no way, no how. Because a man’s love isn’t like a woman’s love.”


456. “People don’t like to hear the truth out here because the truth makes them think.”


457. “Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours. ” – Steve Harvey


458. When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are. – Steve Harvey


459. “The moment you discover he doesn’t want the same thing you want… let him go. ” – Steve Harvey


460. “No matter what is going on in your life, it’s not permanent. Everything is going to change. So there is two things that you can do with change. You can react to it, or you can participate in it. ” – Steve Harvey


461. “The more people you help become successful the more successful you become.” – Steve Harvey


462. “I'm here to tell you, though, ladies that the term "gold digger" is one of the traps we men set to keep you off our money trail; we created that term for you so that we can have all our money and still get everything we want from you without you asking for or expecting this very basic, instincual responsibility that men all over the world are obligated to assume and embrace. ... KNOW THIS: It is your right to expect that a man will pay for your dinner, your movie ticket, your club entry fee, or whatever else he has to pay for in exhange for your time.”


463. “Do you remember those days when you didn’t think you were gonna make it? Do you remember those days where it was absolutely unbearable? Do you know that your survival rate for every one of those bad days is 100%?”


464. “Failure means you’ve now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success.” ~ Steve Harvey


465. “Successful people appreciate where they have come from, but they don’t let their past set the tone for their future. Successful people are innovators.”


466. “4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer. ” Steve Harvey


467. “If you keep doing what you been doing, you’ll keep getting, what you been getting. ” – Steve Harvey


468. “The truth is nothing in the world makes a man square his shoulders and hold his head up higher than when someone shows him appreciation.”


469. “You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on. ” – Steve Harvey


470. “The single most important part of your life is your dream.”


471. “Life is going to get bad sometimes. You’ll make poor choices. You’ll fail. You’ll lose hope and maybe want to give up. If you jump and trust that He will be there to help you soar, there is nothing you cannot achieve. ” – Steve Harvey


472. “You can’t tell big dreams to small-minded people.” – Steve Harvey


473. “God wants you to have the life that you are dreaming about, or else He would not have planted it in your mind.”


474. “That’s a woman’s love—it stands the test of time, logic, and all circumstance.”


475. THE 4 P’S TO SUCCESS: PRESSURE, PERSISTENCE, PERSEVERANCE & PRAYER


476. “Your career is what you’re paid for. Your calling is what you’re made for. ” – Steve Harvey


477. “Don't be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he's not going anywhere”


478. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Steve Harvey


479. “Excuses are the lies you convince yourself are true to avoid proving you are worthy of the gift you were given. Say this with me, no more excuses. ” – Steve Harvey


480. “The only way woman can truly be completely satisfied is to get herself four different men--an old one, an ugly one, a Mandingo, and a gay guy.”


481. “Bounce back like you never fell off. Stand up.”


482. “You have got to change the way you think. It is the whole determining factor of where you want to go in life.”


483. “If you are going through hell, keep going. Why would you stop in hell?”


484. “Don’t be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he’s not going anywhere. ”


485. “Stop giving your gift to those who want to use you for the development of their legacy, at the cost of yours. ” – Steve Harvey


486. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid. ” Steve Harvey


487. “I think that once you lose your fear, and understand that your position is God-given, then, if you lose your fear of what man can do, it enables you to do some things that God wants you to do.” ~ Steve Harvey


488. “Change comes in every person’s life. You can either react to it or you can participate in it.”


489. “All of you are gifted at something. The problem is you keep wanting your gift to be what somebody else's gift is. ”


490. “We men are very simple people: if we like what we see, we’re coming over there. If we don’t want anything from you, we’re not coming over there.”


491. “Men respect women who have standards - get some!”


492. “What I learned from that moment is that when you face your fears, they aren’t as big as you thought they were. What makes them big is when you don’t turn around to face them head-on. The longer you avoid your fears, the bigger they grow in your mind. ” – Steve Harvey


493. “Once you have discovered your gift, there lies your greatest chance for success.”


494. “A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction.”


495. “You are sitting on an empire. You are worth millions. You just gotta do this $10 thing you got over and over again until they pay you what you’re worth.”


496. “There has been nothing more impactful on my life and meaningful to me than the introduction of Christ. That, hands down, blows away every joke I’ve ever written.” ~ Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey about life


497. “It is a promise of God that when you do the right thing, an even better thing will happen. . . If you take one step, He’ll take two. When you are bold enough to step off in faith, to jump, that is when you’ll soar. ”


498. “God’s plan for you is greater than any plan you can think of. ” Steve Harvey


499. “Growth is in a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn. ” Steve Harvey


500. “You can be successful without an education, you can be successful without coming from a rich family, you can be successful I don’t care what color you are, what faith you belong to, your sexual preference, I don’t care what’s wrong with you… YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL.” – Steve Harvey


501. “Catch Fire, Do Something, Get Excited by Finding Your Purpose In Life.”


502. “Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort.” – Steve Harvey


503. “The moment you discover he doesn’t want the same thing you want..let him go.”


504. Embrace Failure


505. EVERYBODY ON YOUR SIDE AIN’T ON YOUR SIDE


506. “Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something. ” – Steve Harvey


507. “God doesn’t make any mistakes. You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. ” – Steve Harvey


508. THE MORE PEOPLE YOU HELP BECOME SUCCESSFUL THE MORE SUCCESSFUL YOU BECOME


509. “Avoid people who are always having a bad day. In their minds, nothing ever works in their favor. They have a chronic “Woe Is Me” campaign that they continue to launch full blast. This kind of negativity depletes enthusiasm. You don’t need the woe-is-me speech every day.”


510. “Sometimes we don't appreciate Prayer until we have to go through something!”


511. “Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort. ” – Steve Harvey


512. “You can’t live in the past and the present. Let go of what you need to let go of. ” – Steve Harvey


513. YOU HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR GREATNESS


514. “We men are very simple people: if we like what we see, we’re coming over there. If we don’t want anything from you, we’re not coming over there. Period.”


515. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain. ”


516. “I was homeless. I lived in a car for a couple of years. That was the worst. But nothing was worse than when I was 40 and my mom passed away. My mother was the best person I ever knew. Those were the two lowest points.”


517. I AM FROM THE HOOD; I NEVER HAD NOTHING. NOW THAT I HAVE SOMETHING, I MUST GIVE BACK


518. “Wake up and smile! Wake up and be grateful!”


519. “Success is not just about your ability to achieve, but also your ability to serve through sharing. True success lives in our legacies.”


520. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it. ” Steve Harvey


521. “In order to overcome fear, your dream must become bigger than fear.” ~ Steve Harvey


522. “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success lets you know that it is not good enough to simply exist. Life is more than wading through a lifeless job, earning a gold watch, and cashing in your 401(k). Your life has to be more than just waiting for the right opportunity to come along and find you. Your life has to be more than just marking time watching others achieve success. The words in this book will motivate you to get the most out of your life by using something that you already have—your gift.”


523. “THE MORE PEOPLE YOU HELP BECOME SUCCESSFUL, THE MORE SUCCESSFUL YOU BECOME.” ~ Steve Harvey


524. “The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.” ~ Steve Harvey


525. “Procrastination will delay your change! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing.” – Steve Harvey


526. “Stop giving your gift to those who want to use you for the development of their legacy, at the cost of yours.”


527. “There’s no such thing as luck. These are blessings. God endows them upon you. He makes you a blessing to become a blessing.” – Steve Harvey


528. LET A MAN SEE WHAT HE CAN GET BUT MAKE HIM IMAGINE WHAT HE CAN HAVE


529. “My dreams were bigger than all my problems. ”


530. “Too often you focus on the cons before you even consider a pro. You can’t even think about the benefits of taking on your dream because you’re too busy focusing on the “what if,” the “what could be,” and the “why it won’t work for me” excuses.


531. “You’ve got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is. ” – Steve Harvey


532. “I dare you to actually try. I dare you to take your gift and practice it over and over until you can’t get it wrong.”


533. “When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen.” – Steve Harvey


534. “You’re an investigator – can’t nobody find stuff out like a woman. Y’all put the police to shame, make the little investigative tricks they show on CSI and Law & Order: SVU look like counting lessons on Sesame Street.” ~ Steve Harvey


535. People don’t like to hear the truth out here because the truth makes them think. – Steve Harvey


536. A LOT OF TIMES GOD WILL PRESENT YOU WITH A BLESSING AND A PLAN, BUT IF YOU DON’T ACT ON IT, IT’LL GO AWAY


537. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain. ” – Steve Harvey


538. “I’m just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier, and still be in the army fighting for god almighty. Don’t you think you got to be perfect ’cause I ain’t. ” – Steve Harvey


539. “If an alarm clock goes off in the morning and you ain’t happy about it, you ain’t doing what you want to do. If your job makes you sick to go to, it’s because you ain’t living in your gift. ”


540. “Do not ignore the passion that burns in you. Spend time to discover your gift. ” – Steve Harvey


541. “Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her. ” – Steve Harvey


542. “Everything that blossoms and grows and is beautiful, was underground at one time.” We have to face the darkness, the problems, the setbacks in order to create something fruitful and worthwhile.


543. “Failure means you’ve now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success. ”


544. “My father instilled in me to take care of my family. Show up even when you don’t want to show up. ”


545. “Life is risk. It takes courage to pursue your dreams. Now it’s gonna cost you something, but most people are not willing to pay what it costs to go after your dream, cause you gonna have to hurt a little bit. And most people don’t like being uncomfortable. And if you don’t want to be uncomfortable, please don’t pursue success, because success is a very uncomfortable feeling. ” – Steve Harvey


546. “You gotta have an honest assessment of who you are. You go to determine your strengths and weaknesses. You can’t give your best if you don’t know what your best is. ” – Steve Harvey


547. “Most of the time, it feels to us that your response is determined not wholly by what is rational, but mostly by how you’re feeling that particular day, at that particular moment.”


548. “Don’t let one bad day trick you into thinking you have a bad life.”


549. “Ask any guy if sex is important in a relationship and the one who says no is lying. I just haven’t met that guy yet. When you meet him, let’s get him into the Smithsonian.”


550. “A guy that’s really serious about you, he’s gotta be talking to you, he’s gotta want to have one-on-one, in-your-face interaction. That’s how we are. ” – Steve Harvey


551. “You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable if you ever wanna be successful.”


552. “Stop heaping your own definition of love on men and recognize that men love differently.”


553. “So many people are missing their way in life because they are afraid to sign the lease on their gift. ” – Steve Harvey


554. “Everybody by your side ain’t on your side.” – Steve Harvey


555. “Look I’d love to sugar coat this thing for you, I’d love to tell you look you can go out here and get rich, do a couple of things, but that ain’t happening. You got to get real doggish. You got to get down right funky if you wanna make it. ” – Steve Harvey


556. “Everybody by your side ain’t on your side. ” – Steve Harvey


557. “Men produce strategies for success. ” – Steve Harvey


558. “People don’t like to hear the truth out here because the truth makes them think. ” – Steve Harvey


559. “Be willing to jump even when you don’t know where you’ll land… Only then will you ever be able to soar. ” – Steve Harvey


560. “You’ve got to quit lowering your standards. Set your requirements upfront so when a guy hooks you, he has to know this is business. ” – Steve Harvey


561. “You can be happy, or you can be right. If you want to be part of a couple and win every argument, you’re in trouble. ” – Steve Harvey


562. “Expand yourself. Take yourself out of your comfort zone. Do not live in your bubble, put some more air in your bubble. If you stay in your comfort zone, that is where you will fail.” – Steve Harvey


563. “The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately. ” – Steve Harvey


564. “4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer. ” – Steve Harvey


565. “God has already lined up all the people in your path to get you to your dreams and your visions; all you have to do is get rid of the wrong ones.”


566. “Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours.” ~ Steve Harvey


567. “a real man is happy and eager to live by your rules, as long as he knows what the rules are and he’s sure that abiding by those rules will help keep the woman he loves happy” ~ Steve Harvey


568. “Every successful person in this world has jumped. Eventually, you’re gonna have to jump too. You can’t just exist in this life, you’ve gotta try to live.”


569. “Knowing what’s next is paramount to your success. The what’s next is the reason to keep waking up. The what’s next is the driving force for all successful people.”


570. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery comes your greatest gain.”


571. “There’s no elevator to success. You’ve gotta take the stairs. The elevator doesn’t go to the top.”


572. “The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure. ” – Steve Harvey


573. Multiply Your Effort


574. “My father told me never to take my foot off a ladder to kick at someone who was kicking at me. When I did that, I would no longer be climbing. While they are kicking, my father told me, I should keep stepping. They can kick only one time. If I continued to climb, they would be left behind. In trying to hurt me, to impede my progress, they would get left behind because they allowed themselves to get sidetracked from their agenda.”


575. CATCH FIRE TODAY! MAKE TODAY THE DAY YOU STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING


576. I TAKE MY BRAND VERY SERIOUSLY


577. “If you think big, you’ll be big. If you think small, you’ll be small.”


578. “Don’t hate the player. Change the game.” – Steve Harvey


579. “If you are going through hell, keep going. Why would you stop in hell?” – Steve Harvey


580. “You want to kill a big dream, tell it to a small minded person. ” – Steve Harvey


581. “No matter what’s going on in your life, recognize that it’s not permanent, realize that everything is going to change.”


582. “Avoid people who are always having a bad day. In their minds, nothing ever works in their favor. They have a chronic ‘woe is me’ campaign that they continue to launch full blast. This kind of negativity depletes enthusiasm. You don’t need the ‘woe is me’ speech every day. ” – Steve Harvey


583. AS LONG AS YOU KEEP WAKING UP IN THE MORNING, IT’S EVIDENCE THAT HE IS NOT THROUGH WITH YOU


584. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friend are. ” – Steve Harvey


585. “Men appreciate women who value themselves, because it generally means that those women are happy with who they are and place a premium on their self-worth.”


586. “A woman can’t change a man because she loves him. A man changes himself because he loves her. ”


587. “But for men, love is loyalty. We want you to show your love to us by being loyal. That means that no matter what, you’re going to stand beside us.”


588. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are. ” – Steve Harvey


589. “There’s no way you’re going to make it out of this world without spending some time down in the valley or in a dark place.”


590. “Don’t hate the player. Change the game. ” – Steve Harvey