41 Will Smith Quotes On Success, Failure and Hard Work

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Will Smith is one of the most powerful actor in Hollywood, started his career as rapper, then in the late 90’s got a chance to prove his acting skills in TV series called “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” which led his career to Hollywood and given us some of the greatest greatest films of the century like Men in Black, Pursuit Of Happyness,  Ali, Independence Day and many more.

Will Smith was born in Philadelphia. Back in early days he was millionaire rapper under the name “The Fresh Prince”, but due to his habit of spending money carelessly soon he became bankrupt.

Due to his acting and hard work, he got nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards and has won four Grammy Awards. Will Smith also won six times Kids Choice Awards . Will Smith is really positive person and hard working, he claims that if he decides to become something, there is nothing that can stop him.

If you want to know more about Will Smith Life, you can check out his biography written by Jan Berenson – Will Power! : A Biography of Will Smith. Let’s take a look at some of the best inspirational quotes from Hollywood actor.

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List of 41 Will Smith Quotes On Success, Failure and Hard Work

1. “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

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

~Will Smith

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

~Will Smith

4. “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

5. “Just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it. Just decide. And then, from that point, the universe is going to get out of your way”

~Will Smith

6. “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

7. “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

8. “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

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

~Will Smith

10. “Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams [and], our ideas are physical in the universe”

~Will Smith

11. “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better”

~Will Smith

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

~Will Smith

13. “I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likable”

~Will Smith

14. “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

15. “I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working”

~Will Smith

16. “The universe is not a thing that’s going to push us around We are going to bend the universe and command – and demand – that the universe become what we want it to be”

~Will Smith

17. “Life is lived on the edge”

~Will Smith

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

~Will Smith

19. “I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready”

~Will Smith

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

~Will Smith

21. “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

22. “My grandmother once told me, ‘Don`t let failure go to your heart and don`t let success go to your head”

~Will Smith

23. “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

24. “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?”

~Will Smith

25. “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

26. “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice”

~Will Smith

27. “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

28. “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

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

~Will Smith

30. “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

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

~Will Smith

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

~Will Smith

33. “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

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

~Will Smith

35. “99% is the same as zero. If you are gonna do 99, go ahead and stay home”

~Will Smith

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

~Will Smith

37. “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

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

~Will Smith

39. “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

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

~Will Smith

41. “My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason”

~Will Smith

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Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above Will Smith quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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