Inspiring Thru Quotes

Confidence Quotes

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.” David Brinkley

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.”  Sally Field

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”  Peter T. Mcintyre

“Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  Norman Vincent Peale

“Confidence is preparation.  Everything else is beyond your control.”  Richard Kline

“Knock the ‘t’ off the can’t.”  Samuel Johnson

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”  Author Unknown

“If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.”  Henrik Ibsen

“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.” Roderick Thorp

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.”  Henry Ford

“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.”  Allen H. Neuharth

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”  Vincent Van Gogh

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” Vince Lombardi

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” Mark Twain

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” Eleanor Roosevelt

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

“The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”  Lao Tzu

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”  Lao Tzu

“When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.” Niccolo Machiavelli

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  Dale Carnegie

“Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.” Sigmund Freud

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”  Norman Vincent Peale

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more confident, and more and more successful.”  Mark Victor Hansen

“God helps those who help themselves.”  Benjamin Franklin

“Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without felling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person.”  Unknown

“Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidence of others.” Leib Lazarow

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”  Malcomb S. Forbes

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”  Robert Collier

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”  E. E. Cummings

“Self-confidence is the memory of success.”  Unknown

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself.  Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” Alan Alda

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.”  Sophia Loren

“One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” Arthur Ashe

“Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”  Samuel Johnson

“You have to believe in yourself.”  Sun Tzu

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”  Golda Meir

“Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.” Proverb

“The real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self-confidence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.” Kirsten Dunst

“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” Robert A. Heinlein

“It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.”  Epicurus

“If you don’t believe in yourself then who will believe in you?”  Michael Korda

“There is only one security, and when you’ve lost that security, you’ve lost everything you’ve got. And that is the security of confidence in yourself; to be, to create, to make any position you want to make for yourself. And when you lose that confidence, you’ve lost the only security you can have…Self-confidence is self-determinism. One’s belief in one’s ability to determine his own course. As long as one has that, he’s got the universe in his pocket. And when he hasn’t got that, not all the pearls in China nor all the grain and corn in Iowa can give him security, because that’s the only security there is.”   L. Ron Hubbard

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” Billie Jean King


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