Will Smith quotes are truly inspirational as he shares some of his life story, his success, fears and intentions. He has come a long way from being a young man living in Philadelphia and going to a Baptist church. In his quotes he shares some of his experiences growing up and how he eventually hit stardom. Some media outlets have compared Smith to Dwayne Johnson, taking a look at their background, they became famous before becoming actors.
Will Smith born Willard Carroll Smith Jr. was a rapper and comedian in his early years before making it big later on as a movie star. He has made a name for himself on the music, television and Hollywood scenes. He shared some intimate details while being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her show. Below are some of the famous quotes from Will Smith to inspire others to become successful.
“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.”
“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."
“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.”
“Life isn’t how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away."
“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.”
“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."
“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."
“You can’t be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is ever going to be constant."
“Money & success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there."
“No matter how talented you are, your talent will fail you, if you're not skilled. Skill is achieved through practice. Work hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day."
“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."
“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."
“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others."
“I want to good. I want the world to be better because I was here."
“I want my life, I want my work, my family I want it to mean something. It's like if you are not making someone else's life beter, then you are wasting yout time."
“Your life will become better by making other lives better."
“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A."
“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."
“10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise."
"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."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“I know who I am, I know what I believe and that's all I need to know."
“I’m a guy. Since when do we get anything right the first time?"
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions."
“If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success."
“There’s two kinds of people in this world.There’s hammers and nails …
"If you don't fight for what you want, don't cry for what you lost."
“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."
“And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working."
“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."
“You can cry, ain’t no shame in it."
“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."
“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."
“Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile."
“Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next."
“The first step is you have to say that you can."
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there."
“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."
“Greatness exists in all of us."
“The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school."
“I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it."
Will Smith may be funny on the screen and with his music but his quotes tend to show a different side. In 2014 he challenged Beyoncé and Jay Z to Ice Bucket Challenge that was popular at that time. To those seeking inspiration when all looks dim, this page will prove to be a great motivator.