ᐅ173+ Uplifting Confidence Quotes To Boost Self-Esteem

“Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.”

“Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.” —Nicole Scherzinger

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

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

No one is you and that is your power.

No one is you and that is your power.

Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better

Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else. It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.

Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do

Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do it better than anyone.

It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a

It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman, I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique.

Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within

Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you’re not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy.

Confidence comes from discipline and training.

Confidence comes from discipline and training.

The most beautiful things you can wear is confidence.

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” —Blake Lively

I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I’ve done, and love myself for who I’ve become.

I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I’ve done, and love myself for who I’ve become.

Be yourself. People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.

Be yourself. People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.

Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.

Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.

Stop doubting yourself. Work hard, and make it happen.

Stop doubting yourself. Work hard, and make it happen.

Your energy introduces you before you even speak.

Your energy introduces you before you even speak.

Coffee in one hand. Confidence in the other.

Coffee in one hand. Confidence in the other.

I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.

I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.

Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.

Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.

Confidence is like “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”

Confidence is like “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people

I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to … you have to laugh, especially at yourself.

One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything

One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Trust yourself–you know more than you think you do.

Trust yourself–you know more than you think you do.

When you have confidence, you can do anything.

When you have confidence, you can do anything.

Think you can and you can do it. Your thoughts are your life.

Think you can and you can do it. Your thoughts are your life.

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people have is when

“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

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.” —Wayne Dyer

“Don’t listen to negative influences. Believe in yourself, and show others what you can do

“Don’t listen to negative influences. Believe in yourself, and show others what you can do. Only ‘you’ can find your potential.” —Marla Runyan

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.”

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” —James Madison

“Confidence is not, ‘They will like me.’ Confidence instead is, ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.

“Confidence is not, ‘They will like me.’ Confidence instead is, ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.’” —Christina Grimmie

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.”

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.” —Zig Ziglar

“I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire,

“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

“Confidence is key—once you have that, you are unstoppable.”

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

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” —Robert Kiyosaki

“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain

“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.” —Tamara Taylor

“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

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for

“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

“It’s not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence

“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

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they

“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

“Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person

“Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.” —Swami Vivekanada

“Always be yourself—express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for

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

“The more prepared I can be…the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your

“The more prepared I can be…the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.” —Aaron Rodgers

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop

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

“I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.”

“I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.” —Jane Fonda

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah Winfrey

“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. Drew

“Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.”

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

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Howard Washington Thurman

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game.”

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game.” —Jack Nicklaus

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.”

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

“Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will.

“Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.” —Cathy Moriarty

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”

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

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.”

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

“Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.”

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

“It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the

“It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the person to find it for you.” —Justine Skye

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”

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

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” —Suzy Kassem

“When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they

“When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” —Lilly Singh

“Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and

“Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.” —Rasheed Ogunlaru

“I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day.” —Lynn Good

“What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my

“What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” —C. Joybell C

“How strongly you believe you really can will play the biggest part in determining

“How strongly you believe you really can will play the biggest part in determining if you actually will.” —Lorri Faye

“I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself

“I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me.” —Priyanka Chopra Jonas

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of…hours and days and weeks and years

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

“Trust yourself—you know more than you think you do.”

“Trust yourself—you know more than you think you do.” —Benjamin Spock

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” —Peter McIntyre

“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have

“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.” —François de La Rochefoucauld

“Self-confidence is the memory of success.”

“Self-confidence is the memory of success.” —David Storey

“Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller

“When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence

“When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.” —Diego Maradona

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” —Oprah Winfrey

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” —Rumi

“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities; arrogance is when you think

“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities; arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.” —Stewart Stafford

“Always be yourself–express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look

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

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” —Chris Evert

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

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

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer

“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

“Successful people often exude confidence—it’s obvious that they believe in themselves and

“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

“Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans

“Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.” —Ciara

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe

“If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end

“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

“When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over

“When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.” —Jason Day

“Self-belief is not self-centered. We can only fight effectively for others if we already

“Self-belief is not self-centered. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.” —Carla H. Krueger

“Never be bullied into silence…Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

“Never be bullied into silence…Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” —Harvey Fierstein

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

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

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

“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

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ­—Marie Curie

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a

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

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” —Rosalynn Carter

“Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval.” —Laozi

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not

“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

“Never let success get to your head; never let failures get to your heart.”

“Never let success get to your head; never let failures get to your heart.” —Ziad K. Abdelnour

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

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

“If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have

“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

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.”

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.” ― Alexandra Elle

“Believe in yourself, your abilities, and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold

“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

“Art and beauty have the unsuspected force of triggering mental power that gives people

“Art and beauty have the unsuspected force of triggering mental power that gives people courage and confidence to steam ahead. Art and beauty bring to life unfulfilled hope, creative imagination, and bountiful goodwill.” ― Erik Pevernagie

“The moment you become friends with your inner Self, you realize that the failures or hindrances

“The moment you become friends with your inner Self, you realize that the failures or hindrances that you met earlier were caused more by your disconnected status with your inner Being.” ― Stephen Richards

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” ― Meryl Streep

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.” ― Ray A. Davis

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

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

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano

“Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.” ― Aaron Lauritsen

“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware

“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

“You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.” ― Julien Smith

“Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.” ― Nelson Mandela

“Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“No name-calling truly bites deep unless, in some dark part of us, we believe it. If we are confident enough then it is just noise.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton

“The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.” ― Criss Jami

“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear” ― Taylor Swift

“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.” ― Samuel Johnson

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” ― Lao Tzu

“Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.” ― Erma Bombeck

“Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” ― Mandy Hale

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” ― Robert Hand

“When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true” ― Michael Jackson

“The only power that exists is inside ourselves.” ― Anne Rice

“Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” ― Cynthia Kersey

“Let others determine your worth and you're already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.” ― Peter V. Brett

“And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.” ― Marianne Williamson

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.” ― Michel de Montaigne

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ― Criss Jami

“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

“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” ― Virginia Woolf

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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

“You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.” ― Olin Miller

“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

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter

“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

“If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” –Abraham Lincoln

"Make no comparisons. Keep your head down and do your own thing." –Torrie Asai

“We are cups constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over

"We are cups constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." –Ray Bradbury

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." –Helen Keller

"Tear off the mask, your face is glorious." –Rumi

“You sometimes lose by taking risks, but you always lose by holding back.”

"You sometimes lose by taking risks, but you always lose by holding back." –Rachel Wolchin

"Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways." –Glennon Doyle Melton

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." –Maya Angelou

"I’m going to keep showing up as my best self and stay focused on my own path. That’s how I know I’ll win." –@bossbabe

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill

"Be kinder to yourself, and celebrate little wins." –Charlotte, The Fringe of It

"Life is tough, but so are you." –Carmi Grau

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”―Henry Stanley Haskins

“Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.”―Jean Vanier

“Self-confidence is contagious.”

“Self-confidence is contagious.”―Stephen Richards

“Being comfortable with who you are is the ultimate threat.”―Sean Beaudoin

“For the first time maybe ever, it didn't matter if I looked beautiful or not. I felt it.”―Kiera Cass

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.”

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.”―Henry David Thoreau

“If my mind can conceive it, My heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!”―Jesse Jackson

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.”―Bette Davis

“She remembered who she was and the game changed.”―Lalah Delia

“A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I'm that diamond.”―Solange Nicole

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.”―Sophocles

“Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.”―Avril Lavigne

“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”

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

“Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.”―Tina Fey

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”―bell hooks

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”―Theodore Roosevelt

“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

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”

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

"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

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely." ― C.G. Jung

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." ― Michel de Montaigne

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein

"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

“First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.”

"First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe." -Norman Vincent Peale

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Edmund Hillary

“Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.”

"Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life." -John Dewey

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." -Lucille Ball

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." -Benjamin Disraeli

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful

"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

"If you don't ask, the answer is always no." -Nora Roberts

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

"We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs." -Robert Breault

“The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.”

"The more validation I need, the less discernment I have." -Kurt Hanks

“Humor comes from self-confidence.”

"Humor comes from self-confidence." -Rita Mae Brown

"One's self-image is very important because if that's in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything." -John Gielgud

“Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.”

"Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others." -Erich Fromm

"It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability." -Samuel Johnson

“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.”

"I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down." -Al Neuharth

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.”

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one." -Elbert Hubbard

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence." -Vince Lombardi

"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem." -Abraham Lincoln

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great

"Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work." -Jack Nicklaus

“Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses

"Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. ." -Cicero

“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”

"Control your own destiny or someone else will." -Jack Welch

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”

"Never dull your shine for somebody else." -Tyra Banks

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”

"As is our confidence, so is our capacity."-William Hazlitt

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

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

“Kindness in words creates confidence.”

"Kindness in words creates confidence." -Laozi

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”

"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot." -Truman Capote

“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no

"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

“Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.”

"Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude." -Michelle Obama

“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.”

"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.

"Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. -Michel de Montaigne

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." -Richard Bach

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.”

"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army." -George Herbert

"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help." -Epicurus

“People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain.

"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

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

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind

"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

"I laugh at myself. I don't take myself completely seriously. I think that's another quality that people have to hold on to ... you have to laugh, especially at yourself." ―Madonna

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any

"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

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." --e. e. cummings

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"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

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result

"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

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -Buddha

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." -Oscar Wilde

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than

"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

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

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can

"When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things." -Joe Namath

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though

"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.

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”

"With confidence, you have won before you have started." -Marcus Garvey

“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.”

"You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own." ­-Tim Gunn

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within.

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time." -Anne Freud

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

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

"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

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

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

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and

"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ­-Christopher Robin

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t

"You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." ­-Robert Anthony

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have

"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

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it." -Tina Fey

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley

“Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill.

"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

"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." - Rumi

"Always be yourself--express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee

"You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference." - Chris Evert

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin

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

"Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable." -Coco Chanel

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence

"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

"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

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Louise May Alcott

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

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

"Accept who you are; and revel in it." - Mitch Albom

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Trust yourself--you know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot

"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

"Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure." -Paulo Coelho

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." ­- Paul Tournier

“It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.”

"It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it." ­­-Lillian Hellman

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." - Mark Twain

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that

"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

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." ­- George Washington

"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

"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

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above

"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 must be attained." ­- Marie Curie

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out

"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

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you

"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

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." - The Dalai Lama

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince. Because one is content with

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her." - Laozi

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." ­­-­ Maya Angelou

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

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