Thursday, August 2, 2012

Confidence Quotes

I hope these quotes give you inspiration and the courage to keep moving forward!

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. 
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Sally Field

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. 

David Brinkley

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

Hanoch McCarty

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Henry Ford

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

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Buckminster Fuller

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.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Success comes in cans, not cant's.
Author Unknown

Put your future in good hands - your own.
Author Unknown

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.
John Bunyan

The light of starry dreams can only be seen once we escape the blinding cities of disbelief.
Shawn Purvis

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. 

Author Unknown

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. 
Peter T. Mcintyre

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anaïs Nin

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours. 

Richard Bach

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

Michael Jordan

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. 

Edmund Hillary

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others. 

Mark Twain

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

Bruce Barton

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. 

Sydney Smith

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. 

Author Unknown

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. 


When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there. 

Cecil Selig

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. 

Les Brown

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

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. 

Richard Kline

Knock the "t" off the "can't." 

Samuel Johnson

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.  Sophia Loren

They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.  Christian Bovee

We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs. 

Mignon McLaughlin

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar

Your value is the product of your thoughts. Do not miscalculate your self worth by multiplying your insecurities. 


If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground. 
Henrik Ibsen

Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them. 

Robert Brault

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot. 
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

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. 


Never dull your shine for somebody else. 
Tyra Banks

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  Thomas Alva Edison

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.  William Shakespeare

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. 

Anaïs Nin

Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness. 

Ram Dass

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. 

Michel de Montaigne

If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. 

Don Ward

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

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. 

Andrew Carnegie

Life marks us all down, so it's just as well that we start out by overpricing ourselves. 

Mignon McLaughlin

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. 

Dan Zadra

If I am not for myself, who will be?

Pirke Avoth

All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.  Charles Dickens

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

Robert Brault

Self-love seems so often unrequited. 
Anthony Powell

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

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. 

Izaak Walton

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

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

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

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Veronica A. Shoffstall

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.  Epicurus

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
Nicholas de 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.
Robert Brault

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

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. 

African Proverb

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

Author Unknown

Be proud to wear you. 


Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. 
Nicholai Velimirovic

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. 

André Dubus

Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands. 

Francis Bacon

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

Author Unknown

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." 

Author Unknown

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. 

Sonya Friedman

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. 


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.
Karen Ravn

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


  1. beautiful collection, every single one of them had their own blow.Superb!!!
    Thanks for the effort and also thanks for sharing.
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    1. Dear Nazeur

      Thanks so much. Glad you liked the quotes!


  2. I think these quotes are very inspirational. Really enjoyable confidence quotes. Thanks for sharing!!