Chris Gardner is an American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and a philanthropist who used to be a homeless living on the streets with his son during the 80’s.


If that name doesn’t sound familiar to you, it’s the main character which the story/movie “the pursuit of happiness” is about.

Chris Gardner achieved success and reached the happiness he has always been after no matter the difficulties he faced or the problems he had.


So today, I am sharing with you 31 Chris Gardner quotes to empower you and motivate you to get the happiness you deserve in life.


Let’s start!


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“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


“Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others. The irony is that while sleep sometimes brings nightmares, it’s the reality of my waking hours that can cause me the greater fear.” – Chris Gardner


“Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves every day to count our blessings.” – Chris Gardner


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“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


“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


“Then again, what seems like nothing in the eyes of the world, when properly valued and put to use, can be among the greatest riches.” – Chris Gardner


“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


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“If you have a dream, you’ve got to protect it.” – Chris Gardner


“You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming” – Chris Gardner


“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something.” – Chris Gardner


“There was a language specific to all things. The ability to learn another language in one area, whether it was music, medicine, or finance, could be used to accelerate learning and other areas, too.” – Chris Gardner


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“Well, I really don’t want to be a high-powered corporate lawyer. I’m really passionate about painting.” – 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


“One of the things young people always ask me about is what is the secret to success. The secret is there is no secret. It’s the basics. Blocking and tackling.” – Chris Gardner


“It can be done, but you have to make it happen.” – Chris Gardner


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“Do something that you love. Whatever you’re going to do is going to be tough enough. Find something that gets you so excited that the sun can’t come up early enough in the morning because you want to go do your thing.” – Chris Gardner


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“Claim ownership of your dreams.” – Chris Gardner


“Find something that you love. Something that gets you so excited you can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning. Forget about money. Be happy.” – Chris Gardner


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“The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account.” – Chris Gardner


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


“But if you don’t take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head!” – Chris Gardner


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“No matter how much money is involved or no matter how easy it is for you to do, if you’re not happy, you are nothing more than a slave to your talent and money.” – Chris Gardner


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Between all these Chris Gardner quotes, which ones are your favorites?

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