Will Smith has a track record of success that anybody would envy. He’s one of the few artists to have enjoyed great success in three different entertainment fields: TV, Music and Movies. In the 80s, he started as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince with modest success, but he quickly rose to fame after taking the title role in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After the series ended, Will Smith moved to starring in movies.  Smith has starred in several Hollywood blockbusters like Men In Black, iRobot, The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali, and Bad Boys. He’s the only actor to have 8 consecutive movies to earn more than $100 million at the box office. Through his films, his love for life and his speeches, he has become an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Here are some of Will Smith’s best inspiring quotes that will encourage you to live to your full potential

top 20 inspiring will smith quotes

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

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

“I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.” – Will Smith

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

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“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. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real, but fear is a choice.” – Will Smith

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

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


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

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

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.”  – Will Smith

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

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

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


“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

“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

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“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

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

“I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.”  – Will Smith

“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

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