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By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Gardner

Her stillness defeated his storm.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

You have to be bold because there will be folks who will say, "You can't" or "You shouldn't" or "Why?" There is a certain boldness to saying, "Well, I really don't want to be a high-powered corporate lawyer. I'm really passionate about painting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

It's ok to FAIL it's not ok to Quit

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

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 at where you might get to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

It can be done, but you have to make it happen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

Though my mom had too many of her own dreams denied, deferred and destroyed, she instilled in me that I could have dreams. And not just have dreams but had a responsibility to make them reality. My mom taught me from a very early age that I could do anything I wanted to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

I just wanted to make a million dollars. But I couldn't sing and I couldn't play ball, so I said to my mother, 'How am I going to make a million dollars?' And she said to me, 'Son, if you believe you can do it, you will.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

Don't ever let someone tell you you can't do something.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

We all understand genetics. You get your eyes from your dad, your mom's nose, there's nothing you can do about that. But your spiritual genetics you can choose, pick, embrace and commit to. That's what I did.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

There was a language specific to all things. The ability to learn another language in one arena, whether it was music, medicine, or finance, could be used to accelerate learning and other arenas, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

If you want something, go get it. Period.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

Claim ownership of your dreams

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Chris Gardner

Sizing up succinctly his lack of formal education compared with his determination to learn from others, the author writes, "I went to college with every person I ever met.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

It's okay to fail; it's not okay to quit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

There is no plan B for passion

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Gardner

I hold one thing dearer than all else: my commitment to my son.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Gardner

No one ever laid out the sequence of events that led to my mother being prosecuted and imprisoned for alleged welfare fraud.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Gardner

(The movie) is the story of my life, but it's not about me. It's about anybody who ever dreamed big and had someone tell them, 'No, you can't do it.' You can.