140 Will Smith Quotes to Help Face Fear and Live Happily

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Focusing on topics like self-identity, drive, and success, this list covers Will Smith’s top 140 quotes that are sure to get you the boost you need to continue working hard towards your goals.

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Best Will Smith Quotes

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Will Smith Quote - The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to you, and stay.

1. “The right people—the ones who really belong in your life—will come to you, and stay.”

2. “Those who say I can, and those who say I can’t, are both usually right.”

3. “We spend money that we do not have on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.”

4. “The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.”

Will Smith Quote - There's no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.

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

6. “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it.”

7. “The road to success is through commitment.”

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8. “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create.”

9. “Don’t compare yourself to others. That’s when you start to lose confidence in yourself.”

Will Smith Quote - Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.

10. “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.”

11. “If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success.”

12. “Talent, you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.”

13. “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.”

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

Will Smith Quote - Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling.

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

16. “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 ever 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.”

17. “The person that works the hardest wins.”

18. “Running and reading are the keys of life.”

19. “You want something? Go get it.”

Will Smith Quotes on Doing Good and Staying Positive

Will Smith Quote - Let God deal with the things they do, 'cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

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

21. “I want my life, I want my work, my family—I want it to mean something and if you are not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time.”

22. “I want the world to be better because I was here.”

23. “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.”

24. “I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill.”

Will Smith Quote - But I bet you what, I know how to find the answer and I will find the answer.

25. “I’m the type of person that if you ask me a question and I don’t know the answer, I’m gonna tell you that I don’t know. But I bet you what, I know how to find the answer and I will find the answer.”

26. “Never lie to people, because the people you are able to lie to, are the people who trust you.”

27. “The first step is you have to say that you can.”

28. “The women who don’t seek attention are usually the women you need to be giving your attention to.”

29. “Anything can go away. There’s no such thing as safety and security.”

Will Smith Quote - You have to make every group you come in contact with better.

30. “You have to make every group you come in contact with better.”

31. “I can’t run away when I’m scared. I always have to attack. That’s how I deal with seemingly difficult things.”

32. “Give me a problem, I’ll give you a solution. “

33. “I just love living. That’s a feeling you can’t fake. I’m glad every single day. I think that even the camera can feel that I’m a happy man.”

34. “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 Quote - When you find things that are tried and true for millennia, you can bet that it's going to happen tomorrow.

35. “When you find things that are tried and true for millennia, you can bet that it’s going to happen tomorrow.”

36. “Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.”

37. “Your words and thoughts have physical power.”

38. “If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running, you will know how to not quit when things get hard in your life.”

39. “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 Quote - The execs don't care what color you are. They care about how much money you make.

40. “The execs don’t care what color you are. They care about how much money you make.”

41. “Hollywood is not really black or white. It’s green.”

42. “Thomas Jefferson was a real poet. He was slick with that ‘pursuit’ of happiness because the ‘pursuit’ puts it back on you.”

43. “I met my father for the first time when I was 28 years old. I made up my mind that when I had children, my children were going to know who their father was.”

44. “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 Quote - Any time you see a White guy in jail, you know he did something bad.

45. “Any time you see a White guy in jail, you know he did something bad.”

46. “I believe that my connection to my higher power is separate from everybody else’s. I don’t believe that the Muslims have all the answers and I don’t believe the Christians or the Jews have all the answers.”

47. “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.”

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

49. “I love being Black in America, and especially being Black in Hollywood.”

Will Smith Quotes on Self-Identity, Personality, and Goals

Will Smith Quote - I know who I am, I know what I believe, that's all I need to know.

50. “I know who I am, I know what I believe, that’s all I need to know. From there, you do what you need to do.”

51. “Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”

52. “I don’t want to be an icon. I want to be an idea. I want to represent possibilities.”

53.“You are who you associate with. Look around at your five closest friends and that’s who you are. If you don’t want to be that person, you know what you gotta do.”

54. “If you’re always ready, you don’t have to get ready.”

Will Smith Quote - Why would you be realistic? What's the point of being realistic? I'm going to do it. It's done.

55. “Why would you be realistic? What’s the point of being realistic? I’m going to do it. It’s done. It’s already done. The second I decide it’s done, it’s already done.”

56. “Greatness exists in all of us.”

57. “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard.”

58. “The best feeling in the world is knowing that you actually mean something to someone.”

59. “I keep going because I doubt myself. It drives me to be better.”

Will Smith Quote - I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want.

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

61. “You play a part in every aspect of your life going the way you want or not going the way that you want. It has very little to do with other people.”

62. “When you create art, the world has to wait.”

63. “Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong by thinking about it. They did it.”

64. “I control every interaction with every human being I’m with. I can actually manage any situation with 98% of the people on Earth.”

Will Smith Quote - 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.

65. “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.”

66. “Begging for acknowledgment, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power.”

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

68. “Summer, summer, summertime time to sit back and unwind.”

69. “There is no pain worse than not achieving a dream when it is your fault. If God did not want you to have it, that is one thing. But if you do not get what you desire because you are lazy, there is no pain worse than that.”

Will Smith Quote - I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get paid.

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

71. “I believe that eclecticism is a virtue. It may not be a word, but it’s definitely a virtue.”

72. “I want to take care of people. I want to help people.”

73. “The maximum joy that I have is when I can create something that makes someone else’s life lighter, brighter, or better.”

74. “There ain’t no problem that some other dude didn’t have 1,000 years ago.”

Will Smith Quote - She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she's going out with a command that is hers.

75. “She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself.”

76. “I have fun. I enjoy my life. And I was hardwired for a deep connection between service, God, and happiness. You kind of need all of those things to be in play for one to have the others.”

77. “When I was young, and I’d get A’s, I’d get this good feeling of all the things that I could be. And then I’d never become any of them.”

78. “Tons of women would love to have sex with me. I hate the image of Black men as promiscuous and unable to control themselves sexually. I don’t like that image.”

79. “The desire to be a good father is really innate. There aren’t a lot of movies that depict that relationship because men, we have to pretend that we’re not that emotional about it.”

Will Smith Quotes on Perseverance, Success, and Drive

Will Smith Quote - Don't let failure go to your heart, and don't let success go to your head.

80. “Don’t let failure go to your heart, and don’t let success go to your head.”

81. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.”

82. “I do not have to build a perfect wall today. I just have to lay a perfect brick.”

83. “I’m motivated by fear—fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something, and I think what developed in my early days was the attitude that I started attacking things that I was scared of.”

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

Will Smith Quote - You'll never achieve 100% if 99% is okay.

85. “You’ll never achieve 100% if 99% is okay.”

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

87. “Being famous is such a gift for me because small things make people’s lives brighter. You just shake somebody’s hand. You just smile and write your name and people will talk about it for the rest of their lives.”

88. “Greatness lives on the edge of destruction.”

89. “When I say I am going to run three miles, I run five. With that mentality, it is actually difficult to lose.”

Will Smith Quote - There's a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have.

90. “There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have.”

91. “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%.”

92. “I’ve learned that the mastery of self-doubt is the key to success. It’s like being animated by the love of a woman—the need to be worthy of her.”

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

94. “You can do things that give you the illusion of safety and security, but there’s really no such thing.”

Will Smith Quote - The game cannot be won, only played.

95. “The game cannot be won, only played.”

96. “There is nothing like having to change your physical form to put you in contact with every weak part of yourself, to train yourself in discipline. Put somebody on a treadmill and I’ll tell you how good they are at any other thing they do in life.”

97. “You can’t win enough, you can’t have enough money, you can’t succeed enough. There is not enough.”

98. “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and again.”

99. “I honestly believe that if I decided to be the president of the United States, I could do it. That might sound foolish to some, but in my mind, if Ronald Reagan can become president, why not Will Smith?”

Will Smith Quote - You can cry, ain't no shame in it.

100. “You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.”

101. “If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.”

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

103. “I like to look good, but I like my body to function well more than anything. For me, it’s as spiritual and intellectual as it is physical and emotional. I enjoy pushing myself.”

104. “What people are perceiving will dictate what their life and ultimately what your interaction is.”

Will Smith Quote - I don't necessarily believe in organized religion.

105. “I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion.”

106. “As a child, I watched ‘Dallas’ and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.”

107. “You can create whatever you want. You just have to know what you want and take the opportunities as they come your way. We are who we choose to be.”

108. “You can’t break poor people’s mentality. Once you grow up poor, you don’t take anything for granted. It can have the negative side also because you can never truly be relaxed.”

109. “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 Quotes on Life, Choices, and Wisdom

Will Smith Quote - Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.

110. “Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”

111. “Make a choice of what you want, who you want to be, and how you’re going to do it. The universe will get out of your way.”

112. “I love you and I’m here for you.”

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

114. “Your life will become better by making other lives better.”

Will Smith Quote - Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear, to hide every pain.

115. “Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear, to hide every pain.”

116. “A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end it was never bound to be, and you just have to let go.”

117. “The first step before anybody else in the world believes it, is that you believe it.”

118. “10 ways to love—listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.”

119. “Choose and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to believe.”

Will Smith Quote - Life is dangerous and you're not gonna live a life without risk.

120. “Life is dangerous and you’re not gonna live a life without risk.”

121. “The things that have been most valuable to me, I did not learn in school.”

122. “I think my general disposition on life is finding what’s funny about it. When something happens, the first thing in my mind is, ‘What’s funny about it?’”

123. “Everybody needs a partner to stand right by their side—not only down for the good times, but also down through the bad times.”

124. “Human beings are not creatures of logic; we are creatures of emotion. And we do not care what’s true. We care how it feels.”

Will Smith Quote - I believe you need to be educated about what you want to do in life.

125. “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.”

126. “I read a Bruce Lee quote that shifted how I’m trying to live my life right now. He said, ‘Some targets are only meant to be aimed at.’ Right? And I took that to mean a shift for myself from goal orientation to path orientation.”

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

128. “We didn’t grow up with the sense that where we were was where we were gonna be. We grew up with the sense that where we were almost didn’t matter, because we will be becoming something greater.”

129. “I have a great time in my life, and I wanna share it.”

Will Smith Quote - My God, my higher power, it's mine and mine alone.

130. “My God, my higher power, it’s mine and mine alone. I create my connection, and I decide what my connection is going to be.”

131. “I refuse to accept anything less than 100% of what I can achieve.”

132. “If the world attacks and you slide off track, remember one fact—I got your back.”

133. “Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas, are physical in the universe.”

134. “Just stay ready. Stay in shape and then you don’t have to rush to train before the movie starts. I’ll show you my abs later because I’m in shape.”

Will Smith Quote - I've never viewed myself as particularly talented.

135. “I’ve never viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.”

136. “There’s nothing you’ve ever been successful at that you didn’t work on every day.”

137. “‘Probably’ means there’s a good chance. ‘Possibly’ means we might or we might not.”

138. “My grandmother used to always say, ‘People need to be worth something.’”

139. “I think it would be arrogant and borderline foolish to believe there’s no other life forms that exist out there.”

Will Smith Quote - Whatever you have is gonna die, and you are gonna have to rebirth something new. You have to be willing to ride the waves.

140. “Whatever you have is gonna die, and you are gonna have to rebirth something new. You have to be willing to ride the waves.”

Did These Will Smith Quotes Help You Identify Your Priorities in Life?

Who in the world doesn’t know the name Will Smith? He’s one of the world’s most famous actors and has a career in the film industry as well as in the music industry. Today, he’s currently considered as one of the top-paid Hollywood celebrities of all time. And of what we know about Will Smith, he’s lived a very adventurous life—he wanted to enjoy life and have fun, and that’s exactly what he did. But to be in the position he’s in now wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t a success achieved overnight. He had to work tirelessly and go the extra mile in everything he did. He had the grind and the perseverance to work at it. But most of all, he knew what he wanted to do and he knew what kind of life he wanted to live. Because his goals were clear to him, he never let a crucial opportunity pass. This is also what we have to do in order to live a fulfilling life—recognize what we love and what makes us happy, and tirelessly work towards achieving it.

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