20 Inspiring Quotes from Will Smith

In an unexpected turn of events, Will Smith has become somewhat of a sage in his latter years. The rapper turned actor is a multi award winner and has proven himself to be a master of his craft. Here’s a list of 20 of his best quotes that are sure to raise your spirits.

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.”

2. “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.”

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

4. “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.”

5. “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.”

6. “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.”

7. “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.”

8. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

9. “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.”

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

11. “You can’t be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is ever going to be constant.”

12. “Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.”

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

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

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

16. “Money and success don’t change people. They merely amplify what is already there.”

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

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

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

20. “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%.”

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