Inspirational Quotes on Confidence


Whether it is courage to be different or belief in oneself, these are inspirational quotes about building, owning, and having confidence.

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES: CONFIDENCE
  1. 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
  2. The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
    ― William Jennings Bryan
  3. 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
  4. Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.
    ― Bruce Lee
  5. It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
    ― Madeleine Albright
  6. Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.
    ― Mark Victor Hansen
  7. Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal.
    ― Ava Duvernay
  8. You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered― just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.
    ― Barrie Davenport
  10. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
    ― e.e. cummings
  11. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
    ― Golda Meir
  12. It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.
    ― Oprah Winfrey
  13. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks … James Cameron
  15. 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 Kubler-Ross
  16. Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
    Peter T. Mcintyre
  17. Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
    Richard Bach
  18. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
    Paul Tillich
  19. If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
    Thomas Alva Edison
  20. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
    Andre Dubus
  21. 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?
    Marianne Williamson
  22. Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
    Brene Brown
  23. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
    Dr. Benjamin Spock
  24. You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.
    Dr. Robert Anthony
  25. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
    Sir Edmund Hillary
  26. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
    Oscar Wilde
  27. I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.
    ― Queen Latifah
  28. You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
    ― Buddha
  29. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
    ― Helen Keller
  30. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
    ― Thomas Jefferson
  31. Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.
    ― Brian Tracy
  32. When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
    Willie Nelson
  33. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.
    ― T. Harv Eker
  34. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.
    ― T. Harv Eker
  35. Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
    ― Alan Cohen
  36. You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.
    ― Tim Gunn
  37. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  38. The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
    ― J.M. Barrie
  39. It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re okay.
    ― Michael Pitt
  40. I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done. ― Robert Downey, Jr.
  41. If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.
    ― Katy Perry
  42. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    ― Mark Twain
  43. “I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?”
    ― Goldie Hawn
  44. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
    ― Rumi
  45. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.
    All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
    ― Jodi Picoult
  46. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  47. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
    ― Wayne Dyer
  48. Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.
    ― Tina Fey
  49. Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.
    ― Bryce Courtenay
  50. Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
    ― Lao Tzu
  51. Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.
    ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  52. Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.
    ― Sheri L. Dew
  53. Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.
    ― Theodore Roosevelt
  54. She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, bit because she continued on despite them.
    ― Beau Taplin
  55. and then I realized
    that to be
    more alive
    i had to
    be
    less afraid
    so
    i did it
    i lost my
    fear
    and gained
    my
    whole life
    ― Unknown
  56. Darling, you forget
    how well
    you have done
    with very little.
    ― @S.C.Lourie
  57. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
    ― Aristotle
  58. I just felt like…well, you know, it’s good to be different. So I never really modeled myself on anyone. I was inspired by lots of people…but I never wanted to be somebody else.
    – Winona Ryder
  59. Be as you wish to seem.
    – Socrates
  60. Why the f**k not me should be your motto.
    – Mindy Kaling (Love this reminder to get out and live your best life. Why the f**k not you?)
  61. you see your face. you see a flaw. how. if you are the only one who has this face.
    – the beauty construct
    ― Nayyirah Waheed
  62. She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
  63. Style comes from knowing who you are and who you want to be in the world; it does not come from wanting to be somebody else, or wanting to be thinner, shorter, taller, prettier.
    ― Nina García, The Little Black Book of Style
  64. All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
    ― Leo Tolstoy
  65. Joy is the best makeup.
    ― Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
  66. He said,
    “you are beautiful”
    I told him
    “beautiful”
    is a lazy and lousy way to describe me.
    ― Ijeoma Umebinyuo
  67. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
    ― Marie Curie
  68. One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
    ― Arthur Ashe
  69. To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
    ― Alan Cohen
  70. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
    ― Oprah Winfrey
  71. 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. 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
  72. You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
    ― Zig Ziglar
  73. Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.
    ― David Storey
  74. Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
    ― Mark Victor Hansen
  75. With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
    ― Dalai Lama
  76. Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.
    ― Jo Blackwell-Preston
  77. Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
    ― Alan Cohen
  78. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  79. Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
    ― Wendy Wasserstein
  80. Self-confidence is the memory of success.
    ― David Storey
  81. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  82. 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
  83. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.
    ― Henry Ford
  84. If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
    ― Author Unknown
  85. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
    ― Michael Jordan
  86. Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
    ― Richard Kline
  87. To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better.
    ― Hayley Williams
  88. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    ― Christopher Robin
  89. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
    ― Lao Tzu
  90. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    ― e. e. cummings
  91. “She was one of the rare ones,
    so effortlessly herself,
    and the world loved her for it.”
    ― Atticus
  92. “For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself […]”
    ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse