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Self Confidence Quotes

Self Confidence Quotes

Top Self Confidence Quotes that Inspire

by Laurie Wilhelm

What is self confidence?

One definition of self confidence relates to how sure we are of ourselves and our abilities. The level of confidence each of us has is relative to how much we believe in ourselves. If we lack confidence or our level of confidence is low (or, worse still, if we have no confidence at all) we can start self confidence building when we make an active commitment to do it.

How to build your self confidence level

Building confidence is absolutely possible but cannot be done passively. It’s an activity that encompasses change, attention and putting yourself (and sometimes forcing yourself) to participate in situations that make you uncomfortable. As you familiarize yourself with the unknown or situations that make you uncomfortable or even fearful, you will build your self confidence level. The more you challenge yourself this way, the more you will be improving self confidence.

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Self Confidence Quotes

We’ve pulled together a list of what we consider to be top self confidence quotes. Some you have probably read before and some may be new. There are many more self confidence quotes “out there” so you won’t find them all here, but we hope you’ll find a few that resonate and inspire you.

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

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. ~ Henry Ford

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. ~ Jack Welch

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~ Arthur Ashe

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

I am not a has-been. I am a will be. ~ Lauren Bacall

Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidence of others. ~ Leib Lazarow

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

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. ~ Sonya Friedman

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them. ~ Andre Maurois

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. ~ Marcus Garvey

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~ Robert Frost

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. ~ Robert Collier

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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. ~ Madame Curie

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

We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do. ~ Olin Miller

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. ~ Les Brown

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

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

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


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