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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

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So many people are missing their way in life because they are afraid to sign the lease on their gift. — Steve Harvey

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You don't have to sit there and keep losing valuable years of life with a man who's not right for you...You have to keep moving forward and believe that God has the right person for you...the right person to give you strength and encouragement to keep you jumping toward your dreams. — Steve Harvey

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HOW TO BE A GIRL ON A DATE — Steve Harvey

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

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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

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But far too often when we face the failure of a business venture, we let that failure paralyze us from trying again. The failure could stem from a lack of financial planning, a lack of resources, or the lack of the right team members. But you have to realize that failure is part of the process when you are on the road to success. The only way to get back on track is to come up with another plan. I've failed more times than I can count. But you can't let the failure freeze you in place and stop you from pursuing your dreams. — Steve Harvey

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We become our own opposition when we accept the following: procrastinating, lying to ourselves, comparing ourselves to others, and having self-doubts - in short, anything that gets in the way of our becoming who we were created to be. — Steve Harvey

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

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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

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And if he loves you? Oh, he's going to bring every cent home to you. He's not going to come back from gambling all his money away, saying, "Here's $100 - that's all I got this week." He's going to come straight home with that check, and if there's anything left over after he takes care of each and every one of your needs, well, then he'll play. This is man business, baby. It's how we do. — Steve Harvey

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

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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

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You've got to quit lowering your standards. Set your requirements up front so when a guy hooks you, he has to know this is business. — Steve Harvey

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Remember this: the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure. Fear paralyzes you from taking action. — Steve Harvey

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

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When we utilize our gift, the universe thanks us by giving us an abundance of riches - from abundant opportunities to good health to financial wealth. — Steve Harvey

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I'm not a good mother at all. — Steve Harvey

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

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

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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

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Now, revealing that you're a keeper is no guarantee that this guy won't just walk away. Some men really are just sport fishing and have no intention of doing anything more than throwing back the women they bed. If this is the cae with this man, then let him walk-what do you care? He's not the guy you're looking for. — Steve Harvey

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Your career is what you're paid for. Your calling is what you're made for. — Steve Harvey

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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

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There is no truer statement: men are simple. Get this into your head first, and everything you learn about us in this book will begin to fall into place. Once you get that down, you'll have to understand a few essential truths: men are driven by who they are, what they do, and how much they make. No matter if a man is a CEO, a CON, or both, everything he does is filtered through his title (who he is), how he gets that title (what he does), and the reward he gets for the effort (how much he makes). These three things make up the basic DNA of manhood - the three accomplishments every man must achieve before he feels like he's truly fulfilled his destiny as a man. And until he's achieved his goal in those three areas, the man you're dating, committed to, or married to will be too busy to focus on you. — Steve Harvey

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Imagine, what could you really accomplish if your speech was filled with more statements that began with "I can" than with "I can't"? How far could your dreams soar if you said, "Why not me?" instead of "Why me?" more often? And just like when you are learning a new language, you're still going to slip up and say, "I could have done . . ." instead of "I will do . . ." Surround yourself with native successful speakers, and before you know it, you'll begin to speak the life of your dreams into existence. — Steve Harvey

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It is a promise of God that when you do the right thing, an even better thing will happen... If you take one step, He'll take two. When you are bold enough to step off in faith, to jump, that is when you'll soar. — Steve Harvey

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

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You have to learn to convince yourself that the possibility is greater than the inevitability of doing nothing. Listen, — Steve Harvey

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something! — Steve Harvey

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

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Procrastinators will weigh you down. Action is the prescription for moving forward. Action will eliminate boredom. Procrastinators are waiting, and they often create more excuses to continue waiting: It isn't the right time; I'm going to wait until it's sunny outside; I got up late; I called them and they didn't pick up the phone; they didn't reply to my email. Procrastinators are going nowhere. Do not let them impede your journey to success. — Steve Harvey

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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

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The quote that i liked is"The moment of the baby boy is born is taught to be tough" i really liked this quote from the book that am reading because i think its the same in UAE,we teach our baby boy to be strong and to get up without crying and to depend on him self. — Steve Harvey

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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

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Do not ignore you gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute BEST with the LEAST amount of effort."~Steve Harvey — Steve Harvey

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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

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Boys Shack, MEN build homes
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Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else's reality while doing nothing about yours. — Steve Harvey

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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

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When you put your efforts into your gift, you are giving God something to bless. — Steve Harvey

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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

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

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I'm not really a relationship expert but ... I'm an expert on manhood and what men think. — Steve Harvey

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I'm not a relationship expert. I'm an expert on manhood. — Steve Harvey

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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

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People don't like to hear the truth out here cause the truth makes them think. — Steve Harvey

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People get jealous and use whatever information they have to make you feel bad and themselves feel better. — Steve Harvey

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Men respect women who have standards - get some! — Steve Harvey

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Some parts of your vision are meant to be shared, in confidence, only with a trusted mentor, friend, or family member. And some aspects of your vision honestly don't need to go beyond your prayer time with God. — Steve Harvey

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Sit up, speak with boldness about what you know, and add value that would be absent from the table if you remained silent. Take your opportunity to add your unique talents and skills to the mix. — Steve Harvey

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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

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I tell jokes for a check; I'm on TV for a check. — Steve Harvey

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It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. — Steve Harvey

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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

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Here's a generalization but in my experience, it's true. Women love to sit and talk for no apparent reason but to talk, but we men, we're just not cut out to chitchat for the sake of chitchat - we don't have time for it. 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. — Steve Harvey

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

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If you do what you've always done, your life will not get better. — Steve Harvey

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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

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It never ceases to amaze me how much people talk about relationships, think about them, read about them, ask about them - even get in them without a clue how to move them forward. — Steve Harvey

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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

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Men are driven by who they are, what they do, and how much they make. — Steve Harvey

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I know that you and your girls have been told for years on end that you just don't pass up any opportunities when a man walks your way - he could be The One. But I'm here to tell you that this philosophy is just plain dumb. Women are smart - you all can tell when your friends are lying, you know when your kids are up to no good, co-workers can't get anything past you at
the job. You're quick to let each one of them know that you're not stupid, that you see them coming a mile away, and you're not going to let them play that game with you. But when it comes to your relationships with the opposite sex, all of that goes out the window; you relinquish your power and lose all control over the situation - cede it to any old man who looks at you twice. Just because he happened to look at you twice. — Steve Harvey

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There's a lot more to me than just funny. — Steve Harvey

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The Lord saved my soul. — Steve Harvey

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All you have to do is speak up.
Tell him straight up: "I need you here to protect and provide for us, to give us security in our lives, to help raise these children, to set an example for this boy, who needs to see what real men do, and for this girl, who needs to know what a real man is so she can find one of her own someday. I need you to be the head of this family."
Lay it out like this, and your requirements will trump his mother's every time. — Steve Harvey

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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

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Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success lets you know that it is not good enough to simply exist. Life is more than wading through a lifeless job, earning a gold watch, and cashing in your 401(k). Your life has to be more than just waiting for the right opportunity to come along and find you. Your life has to be more than just marking time watching others achieve success. The words in this book will motivate you to get the most out of your life by using something that you already have - your gift. — Steve Harvey

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Find that one glimmer of light in the darkness — Steve Harvey

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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

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The range of your vision is impaired by the location of your head. — Steve Harvey

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Women can go over it again and again in their minds, finding all kinds of deficiencies in themselves-"I didn't do this right," "I wasn't good enough," "I didn't love him the way I should," "she came in here and outperformed me"-but the fact still remeinas that he didn't have any business cheating. So women need to realease themselves from the blame of a cheating man's actions-just do that for yourselves. Because holding on to that baggage can be paralyzing; it can cripple you and keep you from performing in your next encounter. You simply cannot drive forward if you're focused on what's happening in the rearview mirror. — Steve Harvey

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Men respect standards- get some! — Steve Harvey

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To be No. 1 on the 'New York Times' best-seller list, well, that's alarming. Having been a stand-up comedian, I think it's surprising to a lot of people that I had the insight I had. — Steve Harvey

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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

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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