75 Best Steve Harvey Quotes

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When you talk about successful people, Steve Harvey should come to mind.

He was born in West Virginia and has become not only a successful comedian, but also television host, radio personality, producer, author, actor.

Through all of his success, he has stayed grounded in life and has given us the gift of his insight and wisdom.

Here are the best 75 Steve Harvey quotes on life, success, motivation, and inspiration.

75 Best Steve Harvey Quotes

Steve Harvey On Motivation

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

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

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

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

If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind.

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

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

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

#8. “Wake up and smile! Wake up and be grateful!” – Steve Harvey

#9. “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


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


#11. “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

#12. “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

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

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

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately

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

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

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

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

#19. “Your gift is something that you can do innately better than anything else.” – Steve Harvey


#20. “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


Steve Harvey About Success

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

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

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

#24. “Men produce strategies for success.” – Steve Harvey

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

#25. “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

#26. “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

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

#28. “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

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


#30. “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


#31. “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

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

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

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

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!

#35. “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

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

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

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


#39. “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


Steve Harvey Inspirational Quotes

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

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

#42. “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

#43. “Prayer changes things.” – Steve Harvey

God doesn’t make any mistakes. You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now.

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

#45. “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

#46. “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

#47. “Sometimes we don’t appreciate Prayer until we have to go through something!” – Steve Harvey

#48. “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


#49. “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


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

#51. “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

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

#53. “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

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

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

Steve Harvey On LifE

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

#56. “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

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

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


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


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

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

#62. “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

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

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.

#64. “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

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

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

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

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


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


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

#71. “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

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

#73. “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

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

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.

#75. “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

Final Thoughts

There are 75 of the best Steve Harvey quotes.

I love reading these as there is something to take away from each one.

In fact, many days I begin with reading some of his quotes simply because they motivate me to be my very best.

I hope you enjoyed these quotes and are able to find a deeper meaning in them.

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