Confidence quotes and sayings

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.
Richard Kline

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
W.C. Fields

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Anonymous

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

Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Wendy Wasserstein

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.
Anonymous

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.
Ellen Goodman

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

Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
Anonymous

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
Anonymous

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
Richard Bach

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

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.
Anonymous

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.
Proverb

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Mark Twain

Self-confidence is the memory of success.
Anonymous

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

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.
Anonymous

Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
Anonymous

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

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan

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.
Sven Goran

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Stan Smith

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Les Brown

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

If I am not for myself, who will be?
Pirke Avoth

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Zig Ziglar

Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.
Francis Bacon

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
William Congrev

We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
Dag Hammarskjold

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
Mark Twain

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.
Anonymous

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell

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

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.
Kirsten Dunst

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
Jean Sibelius

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.
Astrid Alauda

God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.
Anonymous

Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.
Mignon McLaughlin

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.
Dr. Seuss

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.
Anonymous

It’s me who is my enemy Me who beats me up Me who makes the monsters Me who strips my confidence.
Paula Cole

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
John Powell

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