Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Confidence
Quotations & Citations:
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
~ Bernard M. Baruch
You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.
If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.
~ A.A. Milne
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
~ Hanoch McCarty
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right.
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
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
~ Paulo Coelho
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky, it’s because there’s something you don’t know.
~ Eoin Colfer
Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
Put your future in good hands — your own.
What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.
I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
The light of starry dreams can only be seen once we escape the blinding cities of disbelief.
I’m not old enough to play baseball or football. I’m not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren’t going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn’t need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I’ll just hit them out of the park. Then I’ll be able to walk.
~Edward J. McGrath, Jr
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
~Peter T. McIntyre
Accept who you are; and revel in it.
~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.
~Karen E. Quinones Miller
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.
~Mary Kay Ash
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~Norman Vincent Peale
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
~Michel de Montaigne
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.
~Henry David Thoreau
It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.
~ John Lennon
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.
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Knock the “t” off the “can’t.”
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
A great man is always willing to be little.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
~Christian Nestell Bovee
We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
~Edgar Allan Poe
Your value is the product of your thoughts. Do not miscalculate your self worth by multiplying your insecurities.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
~ Michel de Montaigne
If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them.
Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Henry Stanley Haskins
The horizon, to remind you of your courage, sends its gentle waves of confidence to kiss your feet.
I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.
~ Jason Mraz
Never dull your shine for somebody else.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
~Max L. Forman
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than things we like about ourselves.
I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.
Never let the hand you hold, hold you down.
Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.
Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
~Michel de Montaigne
If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.
Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.
~Peter V. Brett
It’s me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
Life marks us all down, so it’s just as well that we start out by overpricing ourselves.
A gold medal is a nice thing — but if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.
~From Cool Runnings
Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.
If I am not for myself, who will be?
All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.
Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light.
We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.
~Henry David Thoreau
There are offences given and offences not given but taken.
Do not doubt the goodness in you. It is inappropriate.
Men harm others by their deeds, themselves by their thoughts.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
[S]o you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers….
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas (Chamfort)
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
~Louisa May Alcott
How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.
The universe knows the perfect timing for all those things you want and will find, through the crack of least resistance, the best way to deliver it to you.
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
Self-confidence grows on trees, in other people’s orchards.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
Be proud to wear you.
Be humble, for you are made of dung. Be noble, for you are made of stars.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
~Thomas à Kempis
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.
God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.
We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
Seek roses in December, ice in June;
Hope constancy in wind, or corn in chaff;
Believe a woman or an epitaph,
Or any other thing that’s false, before
You trust in critics.
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
[Self-]assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge.
Mediocrity is a hand-rail.
All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do…. Build, therefore, your own world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which he was the shortest man present. “Dr. Holmes,” quipped a friend, “I should think you’d feel rather small among us big fellows.” “I do,” retorted Holmes, “I feel like a dime among a lot of pennies.”
The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree — deeply rooted to withstand all of life’s upheavals.
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.
Many men are like unto sausages: Whatever you stuff them with, that they will bear in them.
~Alexi Konstantinovich Tolstoy
Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~Marianne Williamson, (commonly misattributed to Nelson Mandela)
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.