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70 Will Smith Quotes About Life, Fear and Success

Want valuable insight on life, fear, and success? Check out these Will Smith quotes.

Norbert Juma
Published on January 29, 2020 6:30 AM EST
Will Smith Quotes About Life, Fear and Success

For decades, Will Smith has remained one of the most sought-after entertainers in Hollywood. His talent mixed with tenacity and a positive mindset are certainly what have helped to elevate him to where he’s at today.

We’ve gathered some excellent Will Smith quotes on life, fear, and success to help you on your journey. Enjoy!

Will Smith Quotes About Life, Fear and Success

Will Smith Quotes About Life, Fear and Success

1. “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

2. “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

3. “The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, “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

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4. “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

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

Will Smith Quotes on fear

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6. “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

7. “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

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8. “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

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Will Smith quotes on money

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

Will Smith quotes on hard work

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10. “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 your. And stay.”  – Will Smith

11. “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is, I am not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things. You are getting off first. Or I am going to die. It’s that simple.”  – Will Smith

12. “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

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

14. “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

Will Smith quotes on love

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15. “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

16. 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

17. “When your wondering what to say, or how you look… just remember… she is already out with you. That means, she said yes, when she could’ve said no. That means she made a plan… when she could’ve just blown you off. So that means it is no longer you job to make her like you… It’s is your job NOT TO MESS IT UP.” – Will Smith

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18. “Because thats what people do… they leap and hope to God they can fly! Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock… wondering the whole way down…”why in the hell did I jump?” But here I am Sarah, falling. And there’s only one person that makes me feel like I can fly… That’s you.”  – Will Smith

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19. “I’m a guy. Since when do we get anything right the first time?”  – Will Smith

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

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Will Smith quotes on Inspiration

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

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

Will Smith quotes on greatness

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23. “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

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

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

26. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your life.”  – Will Smith

27. 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

28. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working. – Will Smith

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

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30. 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

Will Smith quotes on struggle

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

32. “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. Somebody wrote the answer down in a book somewhere.”  – Will Smith

33. 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

34. “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

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

36. “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

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

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

39. “10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.” – Will Smith

40. “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

Will Smith quotes to elevate your perspective

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

42. “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

43. “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

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

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

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

47. “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

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

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

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

Will Smith quotes to broaden your thoughts

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

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

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

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

55. “I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.” – Will Smith

56. “In black neighborhoods, everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community, fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board, for totally different reasons.” – Will Smith

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

58. “A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are.” – Will Smith

59. “It’s quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can’t imagine what else I could do beyond this. It’s really a bittersweet kind of feeling.” – Will Smith

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60. “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.” – Will Smith

Other insightful Will Smith quotes

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

62. “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.” – Will Smith

63. “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

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

65. “We all want to be in love and find that person who is going to love us no matter how our feet smell, no matter how angry we get one day, no matter the things we say that we don’t mean.” – Will Smith

66. “There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?” – Will Smith

67. “You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s every been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.’ You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.” – Will Smith

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

69. “Boys laugh at what they put girls through but they don’t be laughing when they’re wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason.”  Will Smith

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

Which motivational Will Smith quote was your favorite? What other Will Smith quotes would you add to the list?

Please tell us in the comment section below.

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    Marita Roberson

    May 30, 2020 at 3:04 PM

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

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

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    Stanley Wortley

    February 14, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    “Assume attainment of positive position in life and stay with it! Don’t acknowledge the obstacle” – Will Smith

    Somehow you missed the best one. Stan

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