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Self Confidence Quotes

No matter how successful or happy you are, chances are that inwardly you may lack self-confidence. This is not to say that you are high-strung or have any hang-ups. Self-confidence, to put in simple words, is a sense of conviction, a deep-rooted assurance about yourself. If you often quiz yourself on your appearance, work and worth, then you definitely suffer from poor confidence. Trail down these famous self confidence quotations and sayings and bolster your self-confidence one last time.

Hillary Clinton

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.

Dale Carnegie

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities

Brian Tracy

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Walt Disney

I believe in being an innovator.

Oprah Winfrey

I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.

Tom Stoppard

Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want.

Charles Kingsley

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

Edgar Allan Poe

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.

Susan B. Anthony

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.

Nikki Giovanni

I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.

Elizabeth I

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

George Harrison

I wanted to be successful, not famous.

Lenny Kravitz

Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can't put their finger on me.

Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Dr. Seuss

I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Vladimir Nabokov

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.

Golda Meir

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

Zig Ziglar

If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.

Rita Mae Brown

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.

Venus Williams

Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.

Maya Angelou

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Henry James

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Blaise Pascal

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Willie Nelson

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.

Oprah Winfrey

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself,

Mel Brooks

I only direct in self-defense.

Wayne Gretzky

My answer is, why not? ... It's what I love, it's what I know. Glen Sather was the best coach that I had and what made him good was his confidence in what he did. I believe that I'm going to be a good coach.

Linda Evans

It doesn't matter if I don't succeed in something, what matters is that I learn from my mistakes.

Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.


Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

Chuck Palahniuk

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.

Anais Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Walter Scott

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Elizabeth I

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.

Wayne Gretzky

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.

Isaac Asimov

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.

Richard Burton

If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.

Walt Whitman

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

John Milton

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

Michel de Montaigne

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.

Les Brown

Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.

Robin Williams

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.

Dan Quayle

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.

D. H. Lawrence

Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering.

Henry Miller

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.

Leo Buscaglia

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

Edgar Watson Howe

A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Nicole Kidman

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence

George Foreman

I am a winner each and every time I go into the ring.

Walter Scott

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.


God has entrusted me with myself.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.

Mia Hamm

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Brian Tracy

Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.

Emo Philips

My classmates would copulate with anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

When Lee and Jack win, it is good for golf. When I win, it is better.

Good Men Sports Achievement
Thomas Jefferson

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

John Milton

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.

Walter Winchell

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Scott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.

Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Paul Klee

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.

Pearl S. Buck

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

John D. Rockefeller

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.

Oscar Wilde

Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

Arthur Ashe

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Zig Ziglar

If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Brian Tracy

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural out growth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.

Elizabeth I

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

Oprah Winfrey

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.

Lawrence Peter Berra

So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.

Dale Carnegie

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Richard M. Nixon

My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Calvin Coolidge

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.

Maya Angelou

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Pearl S. Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.

Brian Tracy

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.

Oprah Winfrey

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

James Madison

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

Andrew Carnegie

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Arthur Ashe

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.

Erich Fromm

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.

Rita Mae Brown

Humor comes from self-confidence.

Venus Williams

I feel like I played well, it was one of my best matches this year, everything's getting better.

Andrew Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

Miguel de Cervantes

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.

Achievement Injury Courage Spirit