Christopher Paul ‘Chris’ Gardner lived a homeless life before he became a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. His life struggles were also made into a movie in which Will Smith portrayed him. The movie was based on his bestseller record book The Pursuit of Happyness. Gardner struggled his way through homelessness while raising his kid and finally established himself as a stockbroker. He continues to motivate people around him with his motivational speeches and ideas. Get yourself kick started with the best Chris Gardner Quotes.

48 Motivational Chris Gardner Quotes

1. Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. – Chris Gardner

2. I was late once and it cost me $50,000. I figure it was cheaper to wear two watches. – Chris Gardner

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

4. I was homeless, but I wasn’t hopeless. I knew a better day was coming. – Chris Gardner

5. Start where you are. – Chris Gardner

6. If you believe you can do it, you will. – Chris Gardner

7. Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you’ll be surprised. – Chris Gardner

8. If you don’t take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head. – Chris Gardner

9. Hunker down, strap in, and hold on. Hold on baby! – Chris Gardner

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

11. 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

12. The money thing will come. I know so many people who have so much more money than I. They are miserable. It is so important to be happy. – Chris Gardner

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

14. Do something that makes you happy and makes you feel good about yourself. – Chris Gardner

15. I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish. – Chris Gardner

16. The most inspiring leaders are not those who do their job but those who pursue a calling. – Chris Gardner

17. Claim ownership of your dreams. – Chris Gardner

18. Your struggle is not an excuse, it’s your ammunition. – Chris Gardner

19. Strong people stand up for themselves, the strongest people stand up for others. – Chris Gardner

20. Make your vision larger than yourself. – Chris Gardner

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

22. It’s your responsibility to pursue what matters. – Chris Gardner

23. Every finish line is the beginning of a new race. – Chris Gardner

24. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something? Go get it. – Chris Gardner

25. Ready or not, Tell yourself to jump. – Chris Gardner

26. I made a decision as a five-year-old boy that my kids will know who their father is. – Chris Gardner

27. Everything that I learned in the Navy, I took it with me into the next phase of my life. – Chris Gardner

28. I cut grass, I did yard work, I did roofing, I cleaned basements to take care of my family. – Chris Gardner

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29. It’s okay to fail ! It’s not okay to quit. – Chris Gardner

30. There is no plan B for passion. – Chris Gardner

31. I had spent years in the United States military. Specifically in the U.S. Navy. – Chris Gardner

32. In order for you to find a job, people need to know you’re looking. – Chris Gardner

33. 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

34. Just remember, you’re never too old to have a hero. – Chris Gardner

35. Don’t wait for the perfect time to start making changes to your life; the time is now. – Chris Gardner

36. My biggest hero was my mother. She told me every day that I could do or be anything. I knew it, I believed it, and I embraced it. – Chris Gardner

37. If you want something. Go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner

38. Unfortunately, some of the best fathers are mothers. – Chris Gardner

39. Don’t ever be afraid to hire people that are smarter than you. Just because they are smarter than you doesn’t mean they have to make more money. – Chris Gardner

40. A father is everything in the world. – Chris Gardner

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

42. We can all look to our friends, family, and those we admire for inspiration. – Chris Gardner

43. We can all learn something from people we admire. – Chris Gardner

44. Your net worth can fluctuate, but your self-worth should only appreciate. – Chris Gardner

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

46. If you’re passionate about something, you can develop the abilities. – Chris Gardner

47. Salespeople are the most important people in any organization. Until a salesperson gets an order, nobody in the company has a job. – Chris Gardner

48. I grew up without a father. – Chris Gardner

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