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95 Confidence Quotes to Boost Your Self-Esteem



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Being confident and believing in yourself is crucial to self-worth. Without confidence, there is nothing much you can do in your life. You can boost your confidence by reading quotes about self-confidence. Here is a list of some of the best confidence quotes to help you remember the importance of believing in ourselves.

Also, check out our list of courage quotes for more inspiration.

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Confidence Quotes

1. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

4. “Confidence comes from discipline and training.” – Robert Kiyosaki

5. “Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.” – Khalid

6. “Confidence is key – once you have that, you are unstoppable.” – Timothy Weah

7. “I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.” – Stephen Curry

8. “Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” – George Herbert

9. “Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.” – Sabrina Carpenter

10. “Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” – Mary Kay Ash

11. “All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

12. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.” – Roy T. Bennett

14. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie

15. “Self-confidence is contagious.” – Stephen Richards

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16. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

17. “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

18. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

19. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect…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

20. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – Dalai Lama

21. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Cicero

22. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

23. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

24. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – C.G. Jung

25. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

27. “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

28. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” – Paul Tournier

29. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. “Successful people often exude confidence – it’s obvious that they believe in themselves and what they’re doing. It isn’t their success that makes them confident, however. The confidence was there first.” – Travis Bradberry

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31. “Believe in yourself, be persistent, and don’t let anyone break your confidence.” – Naomi

32. “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.” – Mahatama Gandhi

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

34. “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

35. “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

36. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

37. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

38. “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

39. “Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

40. “You gotta have confidence in yourself first before anybody else will. I’ve always had that.” – Jayson Tatum

41. “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” – Stan Smith

42. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” – Gabby Douglas

43. “Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.” – David Storey

44. “The inner confidence in knowing who you are, believing in your dreams, and following your heart, is what make you radiate from within.” – Heart Evangelista

45. “When you have confidence, you can do anything.” – Sloane Stephens

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46. “You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” – Zig Ziglar

47. “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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

48. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

49. “If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

50. “Surround yourself with good people who support and love you. And have confidence in yourself and your abilities!” – Kirstin Maldonado

51. “In life, an abundance of confidence gives us higher motivation, persistence, and optimism and can allow us to accomplish things we otherwise might not have undertaken.” – Whitney Tilson

52. “The more experience you have, the more confidence you get and the more ready you are.” – Robert Kubica

53. “Always be yourself – express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

54. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

55. “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” – Diane Arbus

56. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

57. “Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

58. “Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.” – Diane von Furstenberg

59. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

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61. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

62. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho

63. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” – David J. Schwartz

64. “Believe in yourself, your abilities, and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.” – Roy Bennett

65. “If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter

66. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” – Laozi

67. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

68. “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

69. “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” – Jessica Williams

70. “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath

71. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

72. “People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness, and confidence.” – Jack Canfield

73. “It’s not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself.” – Richard Monckton Milnes

74. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

75. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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76. “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” – Nora Roberts

77. “Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.” – Cicero

78. “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson

79. “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” – Diane Arbus

80. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E. E. Cummings

81. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

82. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

84. “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.” – Zig Ziglar

85. “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” – Robin Sharma

86. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

87. “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

88. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

89. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” – T.S. Eliot

90. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

91. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

92. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

94. “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

95. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

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