65 Will Smith Quotes About Changing Your Life, Success, and Hard Work

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How could an actor ace every kind of role he does – Action, Drama and Comedy? Like our favourite Will Smith does. Moreover, he is good with words too. His comments whether on sports or success are always noted. We have brought you this amazing collection of famous Will Smith Quotes and Sayings that will let you know his perspective towards life and success.

Will Smith is an American rapper, actor and producer. He started his career in music in 1986 with his friend DJ Jazzy Jeff with release of the song “Girls ain’t Nothing but Trouble” Their song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” went on winning a Grammy Award which was the first Grammy in the rap category.

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Will Smith was called ‘Prince Charming’ by his high school friends but Smith changed it to ‘Fresh Prince’ before entering into music.

Will Smith entered into acting with the film The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which was a massive success.
The thriller movie Bad Boys gave Smith the stardom. After that he started appearing in top movies like Independence Day and Men in Black.

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Through his remarkable acting and versatility with the roles, Smith went on winning the hearts of his fans.
In 2001, he received an Academy Award for the movie Ali which was a biopic of the boxer Mohammad Ali.
Will also received an Oscar Award for the best actor for “King Richard ” in 2021.

But in the same award show, Smith took on some hate from the audience by hitting comedian Chris Rock who made a joke about Smith’s wife. Smith also apologized later.

Here’s the one for one of wonderful Hollywood star. So here some of the best quotes from Will Smith that will inspire you to live a great life.

Don’t forget to also read our collection of Perfection Quotes to help you reach your goals.

Will Smith Quotes

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

“Fail early. Fail often. Fail forward.” – Will Smith

“I believe you need to be educated on what you want to do in life, but I don’t believe you necessarily need college to get there.”  – Will Smith

“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes
Will Smith Quotes

“The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and say, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have–with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new problem that someone hasn’t already had and written about it in a book.”  – Will Smith

“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” – Will Smith

“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.”  – Will Smith

“Running and reading are the keys of life.” – Will Smith

“You can’t be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is ever going to be constant.”  – Will Smith

Will Smith Inspirational Quotes

“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay.”  – Will Smith

“There’s two kinds of people in this world. There’s hammers and nails … You decide what to be ..” – Will Smith

“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling, some people are just better at hiding it than others.” – Will Smith

“Life is lived on the edge.” – Will Smith

Quotes from Will Smith

“The first step before anyone else in the world believes it is you have to believe it.”

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”  – Will Smith

“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away”  – Will Smith

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.”  – Will Smith

“If you’re absent during my struggle don’t expect to be present during my success.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes
Best Will Smith Quotes

I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything. – Will Smith

“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” – Will Smith

“Basic principles: no matter what, no matter when no matter who… any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom.”  – Will Smith

“Build your life or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Will Smith Quotes
Will Smith Quotes

“I know who I am, I know what I believe, and that’s all I need to know.”

Inspirational Will Smith Quotes

“There are two kinds of people in this world. There are hammers and nails. You decide what to be ..” – Will Smith

Inspirational Will Smith Quotes
Inspirational Will Smith Quotes

“I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.”

“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A. ”

“The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes
Will Smith Quotes

“I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.” – Will Smith

“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear, and to hide every pain. ” – Will Smith

“I think that there’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You have to believe that something different can happen.” – Will Smith

“I’m motivated by fear. Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something. I started attacking things that I was scared of.” – Will Smith

“Don’t let success go to your heads and don’t let failure into your hearts.” – Will Smith

“If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Will Smith

“99% is the same as zero. If you are gonna do 99, go ahead and stay home.” – Will Smith

Inspirational Will Smith Quotes
Inspirational Will Smith Quotes

“Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Will Smith

“I mean, I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance.” – Will Smith

“If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” – Will Smith

“The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith

Quotes from Will Smith
Quotes from Will Smith

“Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.” Will Smith

“You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.” – Will Smith

I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable. – Will Smith

“There are so many people who have lived and died before you. You will never have a new problem, you’re not going to ever have a new problem.” – Will Smith

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Some More Quotes from Will Smith

“When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.” – Will Smith

“Being realistic is the quickest path to mediocrity.”  – Will Smith

“I’m a student of world religion, so to me, it’s hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.” – Will Smith

I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over. – Will Smith

“I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.” – Will Smith

will smith motivational Quotes
will smith motivational Quotes

“10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.” – Will Smith

“If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don’t think there’s anything that could stop me from becoming President of the United States.” – Will Smith

“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste, it’s something that truly exists in all of us.” – Will Smith

“Greatness exists in all of us.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.” – Will Smith

“I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want … I believe I can create whatever I want to create.”

“Look at your 5 closest friends. Those 5 friends are who you are. If you don’t like who you are then you know what you have to do.”  – Will Smith

“I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.” – Will Smith

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“I want the world to be better because I was here.” – Will Smith

“Parents just don’t understand.”  – Will Smith

“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” – Will Smith

“I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my ‘Will Smith’ thing and get paid.” – Will Smith

“When you create art, the world has to wait.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“Money & success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”  – Will Smith

“Life isn’t how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away.”  – Will Smith

“So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.” – Will Smith

“Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.” – Will Smith

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”– Will Smith

“Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests – not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.” – Will Smith

Will Smith’s 10 Rules for Success

Will Smith 10 rules for success

Final Words

Will Smith kept on rocking first in music and then in acting through his talent and hardwork. He’s one of the most loved actors in Hollywood.

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