Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. Mcintyre
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feeling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than things we like about ourselves.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Self-confidence is the memory of success.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidence of others.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.
Allen H. Neuharth
The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
If I am not for myself, who will be?
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
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
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Malcolm S. Forbes
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
E. E. Cummings
Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.
But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confidence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.
Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
I’ve spent most of my life walking under that hovering cloud, jealousy, whose acid raindrops blurred my vision and burned holes in my heart. Once I learned to use the umbrella of confidence, the skies cleared up for me and the sunshine called joy became my faithful companion.
God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
Lou Holtz and John Heisler
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
The great danger… in believing yourself especially chosen is that it becomes easy to view those who are not your people as God’s especially the not chosen.
It’s me who is my enemy Me who beats me up Me who makes the monsters Me who strips my confidence.
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein