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75 Will Smith Quotes About Money, Success, Love, and Life

Will Smith is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. He has been in over two hundred movies, including Independence Day and Men in Black. 

He also has a successful rap career with his group, Jodeci. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Isaac Hayes in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness.

This article will examine some of Will Smith’s most famous quotes about money, inspiration, love, motivation, and success.

Will Smith Quotes about Money 

  • “The only people who can afford to buy things are those who already have them.” 
  • “To me, money is the most important thing in life. I’d rather make $5 million than $5 million and not have any.”
  • “The most important thing is to treat other people the way you want to be treated.” 
  • “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” 
  • “Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.” 

Will  Smith Quotes about Success

  • “Success is taking the first step towards happiness. The rest is all downhill.”
  • “There is no such thing as a single best way to do anything.”
  • “Success is an inside job.”
  • “We don’t know who we are until we know what we’re doing.”
  • “If you have a goal in mind, you are on the right track.”
  • “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, you’re right.”
  • “Don’t let what you can’t do keep you from doing what you can.”

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

  • “The only way to get rid of your regrets is to do something you would regret not doing.”
  • “I don’t want to be a part of anything that doesn’t make me happy. If I’m not happy, I can’t help anybody else be happy.”
  • “If you love what you’re doing, everything else is easier. Work hard at what you love and enjoy what you are doing.”
  • “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
  • “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
  • “You’ve got to be willing to take risks if you want to succeed.”
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  • “You know, I’m not saying that success is something you can buy. Because it’s not, it’s something that you have to build your life around.”
  • “To be successful, you have to be willing to take risks, and sometimes that means making mistakes.”

Inspiring Will Smith Quotes

  • “If you want to be a great person, you’ve got to live like a little kid.” 
  • “I want to be a hero. Not a coward. Not a quitter. But a hero.”
  • “You’ll never know what you can do unless you try.”
  • “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”
  • “I’m not afraid of dying, but I’m afraid of not living.”
  • “I’m so glad I’ve never been born in a time when I could do anything and be nobody. In those days, being nobody would have been the greatest thing in the world.”
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” 
  • “I think the main thing is that you have to love what you do. And if you don’t, then it’s going to show.”
  • “The more I learn, the more I realize that I know nothing.”
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  • “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
  • “You can’t get a cup of coffee at Starbucks until you’re prepared to put in your time, money, and attention to detail.”
  • “Life is always full of surprises, but sometimes that’s a good thing because it means you’re alive and well.”
  • “You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it.”
  • “It’s not enough to be told what we should do; we must be shown how to do it too.”
  • “Life isn’t about getting everything right all the time; it’s about learning from mistakes and moving forward in spite of them.”
  • “When life throws us lemons, make lemonade! We have no choice but to laugh at adversity because every adversity has done us some good in disguise.”
  • “If you’re not tired after work, you’re not working hard enough.”
  • “Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
  • “When I was a child, my mother used to say that if you planned to sin, you should only do it once. If you got caught, well, so much the better. It was a way of maintaining my innocence.”
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“I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. If we can make one million people happy in this world, then we’ve succeeded as human beings. And if we can make just one person happy, then all the rest are happy because they know they’re part of it.”

  • “It’s not what happens to me but how I react to it that matters.”
  • “I have never seen a man look so happy and complete as when he is working. He has no time to think of himself.”
  • “The best things in life are free.”
  • “The only thing necessary to triumph evil is for good men to do nothing.”
  • “You cannot stop the sea with a bucket.”
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
  • “Work is love made visible… And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at home and eat bonbons than that you should take the active part in activities of that kind.”

Quotes from Will Smith on love 

  • “Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanos and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You must work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness; it is not excitement, and it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love,” which any fool can do.”
  • “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to speak.”
  • “If I could be without you for a day without missing you, I would count myself the happiest man alive.”
  • “There are only two rules for life: don’t get too comfortable and always take a chance.”
  • “The more people you meet, the more interesting life becomes.”
  • “I want to live every minute as if it were my last instant on earth because one day it will be.”
  • “Love is not love without sacrifice.”
  • “The only thing that’s certain in life is death and taxes, but I’ll tell you what’s certain: death and love.”
  • “Some people are like a fine wine; they get better with age.”
  • “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
  • “You can’t buy love, but you can pay for it.”
  • “I like women who wear glasses because I think they’re more intelligent than those women who don’t wear glasses. They’re much more likely to use their brains (and not just on the job).”

Motivational Will Smith Quotes on Life

  • “We all have a choice: to be a survivor or to be a victim.”
  • “There’s no time for time. There’s only now.”
  • “I never forget a face, but in your case, I’ll be glad to make an exception.”
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”
  • “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”
  • “Real friends are the ones who take you by the hand and never let go, even when you hurt them deeply.”
  • “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours forever.”

“Don’t be afraid to dream a little bigger than you ever thought possible. It’s not just the size of your dreams that matter, but also where they take you.”

  • “What the world needs now is more love and less paperwork!”
  • “Sometimes, I get lost between where I am and where I want to be.”
  • “I will not apologize for being alive!”
  • “Success has a thousand fathers, but failure is an orphan.”
  • “My greatest fear is that I’m not good enough. But then I realized my greatest fear was never being good enough for the people I love.”
  • “I refuse to accept this as my life. No, no, no. I choose to see myself as I want to be.”
  • “If you want something, go get it!”

Wrap Up

Will Smith is the star of countless films, but he’s also the star of many motivational quotes. Whether he’s talking about money or being successful, Will Smith has some great things to say. Listed above are 75 Will Smith quotes on life that will inspire you to be better and do better.