16+ Best Pursuit of Happiness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith’s son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr. Profoundly inspirational pursuit of happiness quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Pursuit of Happiness Quotes

The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled. — Chris Gardner

Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, your degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can’t be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first. — Chris Gardner

Walk that walk and go forward all the time. Don’t just talk that talk, walk it and go forward. Also, the walk didn’t have to be long strides; baby steps counted too. Go forward. — Chris Gardner

Still a dreamer, yet more of a realist than ever before, I knew this was my time to sail. On the horizon I saw the shining future, as before. The difference now was that I felt the wind at my back. I was ready. — Chris Gardner

Always, always pursue happiness. — Chris Gardner

Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. — Chris Gardner

The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls. — Chris Gardner

It’s okay to fail; it’s not okay to quit. — Chris Gardner

You know how mountains get moved? Everyone who can move a couple, move a couple. Those who can move rocks, move rocks. Those who can move boulders, move boulders. That’s how mountains get moved. If every one of us did everything we could, I believe we would be in a different world. — Chris Gardner

Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings. — Chris Gardner

It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that? — Chris Gardner

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. — Chris Gardner

Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others. — Chris Gardner

The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again. — Chris Gardner

You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming. — Chris Gardner

Claim ownership of your dreams. — Chris Gardner

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