123+ Best Steve Harvey Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Broderick Stephen Harvey is an American comedian, businessman and entertainer. Profoundly inspirational Steve Harvey quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Steve Harvey Quotes

My mother was a Sunday school teacher. So I am a byproduct of prayer. My mom just kept on praying for her son. – Steve Harvey

The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high. – 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! – Steve Harvey

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

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. You’re the driving force behind why we wake up every day. Men go out and get jobs and hustle to make money because of women. We drive fancy cars because of women. We dress nice, put on cologne, get haircuts and try to look all shiny and new for you. We do all of this because the more our game is stepped up, the more of you we get. You’re the ultimate prize to us. – Steve Harvey

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. – Steve Harvey

If you don’t believe in God, then where is your moral barometer? – Steve Harvey

I know how men think when they’re not responding to questions in a clinical study. – Steve Harvey

TV is a different animal. I belong on that little screen. The big silver screen, not so much, ’cause I’ve seen my face up close when it’s 25-feet tall. I’m okay as long as you keep me in that little box. – Steve Harvey

How can smart women be so stupid about men sometimes? Lack of knowledge. It’s what men have kept secret for so long. – Steve Harvey

But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around. – Steve Harvey

I don’t let nobody sign for my money. Me and my wife write our own checks. So, if there’s some money missing, we know how it got missing. – Steve Harvey

My mother raised me in the church. I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday; there was no option. I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college. – Steve Harvey

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

Men respect standards- get some! – Steve Harvey

I just believe if you don’t believe in God, then where is your moral barometer? That’s just me talking. You can believe what you want to believe. – Steve Harvey

If you ain’t nothing when you get money and fame, you’re just going to be more nothing. If you don’t stand for nothing, when you get money and fame, you ain’t suddenly fin to stand for nothing! You’re just fin to be richer and more famous – standing for nothing! – Steve Harvey

Men and women really do want the same things. We just need each other to bring it out. That’s really the truth of the matter. – Steve Harvey

If he hasn’t lined up the who he is, the what he does, and the how much he makes in the way that he sees fit, he can’t possibly be to you what he wants to be. – Steve Harvey

You can tell me anything you want to about investment, but you can’t move no money of mine, so I know where all of mine is. Now, if we ain’t got a lot, it’s our fault. – Steve Harvey

When people think you are speaking against them as a group, they try to shut it down out here. – Steve Harvey

I don’t want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something. – Steve Harvey

I don’t have much of an attention span for TV – I nod off during the basketball playoffs – but when I watch ‘Game of Thrones’ on On Demand, I’m glued to the set. It’s mystical and addictive. Tyrion Lannister, that’s my man. – Steve Harvey

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

Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd. If it’s not going good, we change directions. If we got to drag your momma into this thing, we will. Whatever we got to do. – Steve Harvey

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

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. – Steve Harvey

I’m not a movie star and I know that. – Steve Harvey

Boys Shack, MEN build homes – Steve Harvey

Do what you say you’re going to do! People can do nothing but respect that. – Steve Harvey

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

If I were an animal, I’d probably be a bald eagle, since I’m already bald and I love to fish. But I’d probably be a shaky-ass eagle because I’m afraid of flying. – Steve Harvey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man didn’t put me in this place [in entertaining industry]. I’m in this position because of God. And so, if man didn’t put me in this place, I really don’t see no man that can take me out of here. – Steve Harvey

The best timed joke or the best timed phrase comes at spontaneous moments and just relies on me as the host to be very quick, and that’s what I do. – Steve Harvey

Too many women have given up the power over the years because men have created the terms. – Steve Harvey

Love is never going to go out of style, a man is always going to want to have the love of a woman. She just needs a game plan to work out how to get his love. – Steve Harvey

I think there are so many books out there written on relationships and romance that women are the authors of. How can women know exactly how men think? And there are so many guys out there with relationship books who are just not telling the truth. They have shaded parts. – Steve Harvey

God has positioned me just this way to be just like I am, to say what I say how I say it. – Steve Harvey

I was always a dreamer with high aspirations, but I kept coming up short my whole life. – Steve Harvey

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

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

A woman can’t change a man because she loves him. A man changes himself because he loves her. – Steve Harvey

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

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

Everybody by your side ain’t on your side – Steve Harvey

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes we don’t appreciate Prayer until we have to go through something! – Steve Harvey

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. – Steve Harvey

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

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

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

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

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. – Steve Harvey

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. Please highlight this part right here so you can always remind yourself the next time a man steps to you: a man always wants something. Always. And when it comes to women, that plan is always to find out two things: (1) if you’re willing to sleep with him, and (2) if you are, how much it will cost to get you to sleep with him. – Steve Harvey

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

One of the biggest misconceptions that a woman has is that a man has to accept her the way she is. No, we don’t. I don’t know who told you that. We like the bright and shiny. If you stop wearing the makeup, stop putting on nail polish, stop wearing high heels, you’ll lose us. – Steve Harvey

God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about. God is, man, God is something else man. – Steve Harvey

You can take lessons to become almost anything: flying lessons, piano lessons, skydiving lessons, acting lessons, race car driving lessons, singing lessons. But there’s no class for comedy. You have to be born with it. God has to give you this gift. – Steve Harvey

I never say ‘nagging.’ I think that ‘nagging’ is a term that men created to get women to pipe down some. But, it’s a trap that we’ve created. We created several terms for women to back you down. Nagging means to stop asking me questions, then we get away with more. I think it’s a term men created. – Steve Harvey

People see me laughing and telling jokes, but they had no idea after the show was over, I had no joy in my life, in my heart. – Steve Harvey

Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don’t go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right. – Steve Harvey

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 fiancee, his wife, his baby’s mama, something. – Steve Harvey

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

You have nothing if you’re texting a guy in a relationship. We can text six women a minute. We can text it and push ‘reply all.’ I mean, since we’re lying, we might as well lie to everybody. – 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. – Steve Harvey

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

I’m not really a relationship expert but …I’m an expert on manhood and what men think. – Steve Harvey

I tell my boys not to play rough with their younger sister. I try to teach them what I know already: You’re never going to win an argument with a girl, so just let her have what she wants! – Steve Harvey

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

I don’t have ‘The Jerry Springer Show’. I just got ‘Family Feud’, but some of them families, when they lose, man, they have some real conversations with each other back behind that wall, but I’ve never been involved in any of them. – Steve Harvey

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

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

We all think that this relationship thing is a game out here. All I’m saying to women is, ‘Okay. If it’s a game, here are the rules that we play by.’ – Steve Harvey

I have seen some crazy people do some crazy things on my variety show. I have to stop and ask them a lot of the time, just how they figured out that they could do the things that they do, some of it is just plain freaky. – Steve Harvey

I tell people I’m a stand-up comedian two hours a week. The rest of the time, I’m somebody’s husband, I’m somebody’s father. I’m a man. I take great pride in that. – Steve Harvey

I ain’t no author, man… my writing skills are not of ‘New York Times’ best-seller quality, trust and believe it ain’t. My vocabulary ain’t. – Steve Harvey

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

Hip-hop is a beautiful thing. I think that the music genre itself has created more millionaires than any other music genre before it, especially in our community. – Steve Harvey

If you’d asked me then if I saw how big ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ was going to be, I couldn’t tell you. But I knew I could reach people not as a character but as Steve Harvey, because although I tell jokes for a living, I’ve also lived, and I think I can relate to you more than you know. – Steve Harvey

The first time I saw my wife, Marjorie, I was doing stand-up in Memphis, and she was sitting in the front row. Afterward, I walked up and said, ‘Ma’am, I’m going to marry you one day.’ And 15 years later, I did. – Steve Harvey

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

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

I’m not a relationship expert. I’m an expert on manhood. – Steve Harvey

Other than my foundation – mentoring programs – everything I do is for money. – Steve Harvey

Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time… then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone’s last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it. – Steve Harvey

Every day, President Obama sends a beautiful message about how we should treat our women based on how he treats his wife. When people went after his wife during the campaign, he took a stand. – Steve Harvey

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

There’s a lot more to me than just funny. – Steve Harvey

I never saw myself not being a stand-up. That was my plan. – Steve Harvey

I tell jokes for a check; I’m on TV for a check. – Steve Harvey

I don’t rehearse on either of my shows, ‘Family Feud’ or my talk show. I never rehearse with the guests. I don’t want to have any preconceived thoughts, notions, because that kills my creativity as a host and as a stand up. – Steve Harvey

The Lord saved my soul. – Steve Harvey

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

Men are, by nature, hunters, and women have been put in the position of being the prey. – Steve Harvey

I’m not a good mother at all. – Steve Harvey

Men respect women who have standards – get some! – Steve Harvey

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

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

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

Act like a lady think like a man – Steve Harvey

the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure – Steve Harvey

The truth is I’ve always been a Christian. What’s amazing, is that the flaws that come with Christianity are really weird, because mine have a microphone and a camera attached to them. Most people don’t have to live under that microscope. – Steve Harvey

I can’t cuss and tell jokes the rest of my life. I gotta say something meaningful. I gotta give something back to a Creator who has given so much to me. – Steve Harvey

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 in to the Smithsonian – he’s that special and rare. – Steve Harvey

Don’t hate the player; change the game – Steve Harvey

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

In order to overcome fear, your dream must become bigger than fear. – Steve Harvey

It’s really unimaginable that I could start where I was and get here today. – Steve Harvey

Procrastinatio n will delay your change!!! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let YOU stop yourself from growing! – Steve Harvey

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

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

Anyone can sleep with a guy in 24-48 hours, but you’re sending the wrong signal to the guy if you do that. – Steve Harvey

Catch Fire, Do Something, Get Excited by Finding Your Purpose In Life. – Steve Harvey

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