Don’t Tune Out Just Yet! Love Quotes From Steve Harvey That Are Worth A Listen

March 29, 2013  |  

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The man with the well-manicured mustache has all the funnies and now, apparently all the answers when it comes to love. Steve Harvey, the self professed love guru to the everyday woman and author of the best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man uses his show as a platform to answer women’s most pressing issues and questions regarding men. So what, pray-tell, gives Steve the right to think he’s the expert on relationships? I mean, the king of comedy dresses in swagger-esque suits that fit like a glove, but does he fit into this love advisor role so easily? Especially since he’s on his third marriage, and has claims of abuse thrown at him from his ex-wife.

Regardless of those accusations, people shouldn’t be quite so quick to disregard Steve’s advice. Sure, some of it is a little left-field, but there are times when he’s been dead-on. Here are a few book quotes that prove we should lend Steve our ears and hear at least some of what he has to say.

A Woman’s Love

“Nothing on this planet can compare with a woman’s love—it is kind and compassionate, patient and nurturing, generous and sweet and unconditional.”–Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment


A Man’s Love

“Well, I’m here to tell you that expecting that kind of love— that perfection—from a man is unrealistic. That’s right, I said it—it’s not gonna happen, no way, no how. Because a man’s love isn’t like a woman’s love.” — Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

 

A Man’s Drive

“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 satisfied, and if they’re doing anything less than that, they’re not men.” –Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Respect

“Men respect standards- get some!”–Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Move Over, Mariska Hargatay

“You’re an investigator – can’t nobody find stuff out like a woman. Y’all put the police to shame, make the little investigative tricks they show on CSI and Law & Order: SVU look like counting lessons on Sesame Street.”–Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Tell Him Like It Is

“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, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Give It Over To Your Higher Power

“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, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

What A Man Will Do

“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, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Use Your Talents

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

Epic Fail

“The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure”Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

What A Woman Will Do For Her Man

“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, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

 True Love From A Woman

“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. And no matter what you do, no matter how many times her friends say you’re no good, no matter how many times you slam the door on the relationship, she will give you her very best and then some, and keep right on trying to win over your heart, even when you act like everything she’s done to convince you she’s The One just isn’t good enough. That’s a woman’s love—it stands the test of time, logic, and all circumstance.”–Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Who Are You Foolin’?

“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, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

A Woman’s Requirements

“I’m sure that if women laid out the rules- requirements- early on, and let her intended partner know that he could either rise up to those requirements, or just move on. A directive like that signals to a man that you are not a plaything-someone to be used and discarded. It tells him that what you have- your benefits- are special, and that you need time to get to know him and his ways to decide if he DESERVES them.”–Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

 

Real Men

“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 satisfied, and if they’re doing anything less than that, they’re not men.”-Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment

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  • A lot of people discounted him for being married 3 times. I did too until I realized why single women should at least consider what he is saying. He may not be perfect but he is keeping it real.

    For those women who seem to always attract men who don’t want to commit, are with men who won’t provide, and who seem to only pull dogs you should read his book. Why? Because he was all of thee above. He’s telling you straight up with no chaser why these men do what they do to YOU but a year down the road he’s cheesing and smiling all over

    Facebook with a big rock on the finger of a woman who ain’t you. Is she better? Prettier? Nicer? Probably not but she knows and practices what you haven’t.

    She isn’t discounting, selling short, or bartering her love away. She has a bar, a standard that he will either come correct to reach or keep it stepping. She has a fine bull sh*t filter and knows how to get rid of the losers, users, and abusers so she can keep herself free for the man who is worth her time. I would suggest you borrow your girl’s copy and just read it. It does have a lot of truth in it.

  • just saying

    Shut up Steve. A real man doesn’t leave his wife destitute either.

  • Steve is a hustler, he talks loud, says nothing, and it sounds great; even if it doesn’t make any sense.

  • I hate his mustache..

  • iHM

    I didn’t really think he had anything worthwhile to say and I didn’t think anything worthwhile that he DID say was even original, until I read this:

    “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. And no matter what you do, no matter how many times her friends say you’re no good, no matter how many times you slam the door on the relationship, she will give you her very best and then some, and keep right on trying to win over your heart, even when you act like everything she’s done to convince you she’s The One just isn’t good enough. That’s a woman’s love—it stands the test of time, logic, and all circumstance.”

    Wow. Very true. I had no idea Steve Harvey had a clue about women. Or maybe he does know a lot about women and uses it to abuse them emotionally.

    • You’re right. “A woman’s love – it stands the test of time, LOGIC, and all circumstance.”…Is the same “love” he uses AGAINST US to call us stupid for sticking with said man whose heart we’re trying to win even when dude don’t want us. If I acted like a lady but thought like a man,I guess I should remove logic from that equation and start thinking for once.

      • iHM

        You said it all! I completely agree and I can totally relate.

  • Akiko

    Nothing Steve Harvey says is worth listening to. He is also the most annoying host to host family Feud.

  • i wish i was on my second…

  • He sub consciously disrespects black women

    • erica anderson

      Just curious…. How so?

    • Not Just a Jokey Joke (JJJ)

      Yeah! How?