Quotes on Confidence

There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. Tacitus

I just pretended I was someone else until that someone else became me. Steven Tyler

Knock the 't' off the 'can't.' Samuel Johnson

Society is built upon trust. Robert South

One cannot govern with 'buts'. Charles De Gaulle

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves. William Hazlitt

Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I'm going to make it. Stephen Curry

It needs courage to be afraid. Michel De Montaigne

When you are alone you are all your own. Leonardo Da Vinci

In science, mistakes always precede the truth Horace Walpole

A timid question will always receive a confident answer. Charles Darling, 1st Baron Darling

No one who deserves confidence ever solicits it. John Churton Collins

confidence is a choice ... to act, or to do, or to decide. Katty Kay

The more validation I need, the less discernment I have. Kurt Hanks

Having talent isn't merely about being competent; confidence is actually a part of that talent. Claire Shipman

He is safe who admits no one to his confidence. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are as often duped by diffidence as by confidence. Lord Chesterfield

Confidence is its own security. Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else? Kanye West

Boldness, and again boldness, and always boldness! Georges Danton

Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it. Thaddeus Golas

Build therefore your own world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must regain the confidence and drive to decide our own destiny. Roh Moo-hyun

Confident because of our caution Epictetus

I do have insecurities. I don't know if you can tell. I'm not brimming with confidence. Andy Kindler

In my early work I didn't use much colour. I had no confidence about how I could do this. Michael Craig-Martin

There's no such thing as lack of confidence. You either have it or you don't. Rob Andrew

Kindness in words creates confidence. Laozi

Sincerity is the surest road to confidence. David Lloyd George

I've always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble. Bruce Willis

Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started. George Thorogood

Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning. Hubert Green

You can be pleased with nothing if you are not pleased with yourself. Mary Wortley Montagu

Confidence is a fine trait. Over-confidence isn't. Laurell K Hamilton

I never felt sidelined, I was supported by my friends, my family and my team. I always knew I could do it. I had confidence in myself. Lindsey Vonn

We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and realize our own strengths. Donald Tusk

Act confident, even when you're not. Larry Ellison

He who has lost confidence can lose nothing more. Pierre-Claude-Victor Boiste

I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

Never put much confidence in such as put no confidence in others. Augustus Hare

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. Marcus Garvey

I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience. Alain Prost

Humor comes from self-confidence. Rita Mae Brown

If women have confidence in themselves, they will have confidence in other women. Nancy Pelosi

Wealth brings strength, strength confidence. John Lothrop Motley

I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself. Eddie Murphy

Confidence is everything in this business. Reese Witherspoon

Who has self-confidence will lead the rest. Horace

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. Brene Brown

There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude: confidence in self. Seneca the Younger

The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves. Ellen Goodman

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. Lillian Hellman

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. George Herbert

They can do all because they think they can. Virgil

Men give their confidence at once, but never their money. Tristan Bernard

Live in your hopes and not in your fears. Johnny Majors

Believe that you have it, and you have it. Jess Smith

We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs. Robert Breault

Nothing can be achieved without hope or confidence. Be sure you always have both! Denise Austin

Poise and indifference so often look the same. Sue Grafton

The greatest possession is Self-possession. Ethel Mumford

Confidence is a plant of slow growth ... Anna Leonowens

To lose faith in oneself is to cease to create; to cease to create is to cease to exist. Alice Tisdale Hobart

You can have all the potential in world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing. Tyra Banks

He who has no confidence utters falsehoods, and he who utters falsehoods has no confidence. Nachman of Breslov

Have confidence in your ideas before they even exist, Biz Stone

Every time you get rejected, say: 'Next!' Mark Victor Hansen

It's not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself. Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

I shall be like that tree-I shall die at the top. Jonathan Swift

Nothing builds confidence like live ammo. Tim Dorsey

I tell them that the most important aspect is to be yourself and have confidence in yourself. Wilma Rudolph

We operate by faith, which means that we have confidence in what God says, whether we fully understand it or not Aiden Wilson Tozer

Putting the World to Rights Margaret Thatcher

Being awesome really comes down to having confidence. Jason Ellis

Thou know'st how fearless is my trust in thee. Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Confidence is something one acquires. It can come early or late but it is impossible to write without it. Mine came late. Fay Weldon

Security is mortal's chiefest enemy. Ellen Terry

Confidence is the illusion born of accidental success. Thomas A Kempis

There is nothing that saps one's confidence as the knowing how to do a thing Mark Twain

Do' compare yourself to others. That's when you start to lose confidence in yourself. Will Smith



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