Overconfidence Quotes

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John F. Kennedy
“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
John F. Kennedy

Toba Beta
“You know, I can't stop thinking about you.
Oh really? Why you so obsessed about me?
Because..you're so full of shit yet still alive.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“Overconfidence precedes carelessness.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“Don't belittle anyone who you don't recognize.
Don't be fooled by anybody who underrates you.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Richard Curtis
“I have a cunning plan.”
Richard Curtis, Blackadder the Third: The Award-Winning BBC Comedy

H.G. Wells
“A shell in the pit," said I, "if the worst comes to worst will kill them all."

The intense excitement of the events had no doubt left my perceptive powers in a state of erethism. I remember that dinner table with extraordinary vividness even now. My dear wife's sweet anxious face peering at me from under the pink lampshade, the white cloth with it silver and glass table furniture—for in those days even philosophical writers had luxuries—the crimson-purple wine in my glass, are photographically distinct. At the end of it I sat, tempering nuts with a cigarette, regretting Ogilvy's rashness, and denouncing the shortsighted timidity of the Martians.

So some respectable dodo in the Mauritius might have lorded it in his nest, and discussed the arrival of that shipful of pitiless sailors in want of animal food. "We will peck them to death tomorrow, my dear.”
H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

“Before you attempt to beat the odds, be sure you could survive the odds beating you.”
Larry Kersten

“Confidence gets you off to a fast start. Confidence gets you that first job and maybe the next two promotions. But confidence stops you from learning. Confidence becomes a caricature after a while. I can't tell you how many confident blowhards I've seen in my coaching career who never get better after the age of forty." -- Bill Walsh”
Rich Karlgaard, Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

Toba Beta
“Less reasoning when be too sure.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Bill Willingham
“Many a man has gotten himself killed by believing his own press”
Bill Willingham

“Overconfidence gets you dead.”
Pittacus Lore, United as One

G.K. Chesterton
“Can it cure the one spiritual disease?” asked Father Brown, with a serious curiosity.
“And what is the one spiritual disease?” asked Flambeau, smiling.
“Oh, thinking one is quite well,” said his friend.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Innocence of Father Brown

C.A.A. Savastano
“Their is no more insidious poison than hubris.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Amit Kalantri
“You can achieve anything, but not everything.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Joe Pitkin
“It wasn't that he seemed at all violent - rather, he had a peculiar unhinged intensity that told her that to challenge him would mean hearing him defend his hypothesis for the next forty minutes.”
Joe Pitkin, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2012

“some time you are very much sure and there where you make mistake.”
Jenil Kanani

“People are way too optimistic about the power they assume they have got to control how they are being perceived. They don't realize that none of the armours they wear is free of holes!”
Lukhman Pambra

Joyce Rachelle
“I'm always unsure about people who are so sure of themselves.”
Joyce Rachelle

“When ever you think that you're the best in something you do,then there will be always someone will come to prove you wrong.”
Immanuel Mohan

“If you feel you can climb any mountain with your feet is confidence; If you feel you can climb every mountain barefoot is over-confidence”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Believing you can climb any mountain with your feet is confidence; Believing you can climb every mountain with barefoot is over-confidence”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Munia Khan
“The strongest man can have the weakest weakness. We must never be over confident. Humbleness is always required”
Munia Khan, Attainable

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The absence of doubt is not necessarily a sign of the presence of truth.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“What separates stupidity and smartness is just a tittle of pride and overconfidence.”
Sinario Vesta, Shambala Sect

Sijin BT
“Overconfidence will kill your self-confidence. Mistakes that happen from your overconfidence will kill your confidence.”
Sijin Bt

Richard H. Thaler
“Stories are powerful and memorable. That is why I have told so many in this book. But an individual anecdote can only serve as an illustration. To really convince yourself, much less others, we need to change the way we do things: we need data, and lots of it. [...] People become overconfident because they never bother to document their past track record of wrong predictions, and then they make things worse by falling victim to the dreaded confirmation bias - they only look for evidence that confirms their preconceived hypotheses. The only protection against overconfidence is to systematically collect data, especially data that can prove you wrong. [...] "If you don't write it down, it doesn't exist". In addition, most organizations have an urgent need to learn how to learn, and then commit to this learning in order to accumulate knowledge over time. At the very least this means trying new things and keeping track of what happens. Even better would be to run actual experiments. [...] The ideal organizational environment encourages everyone to observe, collect data, and speak up.”
Richard H. Thaler, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

“Today I want to remind you that perhaps it’s due to your over-confidence or under-confidence, self-deception habit or delusional thinking that you continuously lie to yourself & tell yourself untruths.

By telling yourself lies & fairy tales, you are only providing yourself a short-term relief, which in long-run is going to prove very unhealthy & destructive.

Stop fantasizing that things will magically change tomorrow. Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. Are things different? Or is it more of the same?

Always remember, things don’t change unless you begin to change them.

I sincerely hope that you stop pretending & thinking about your fears & frustrations. I sincerely hope that you put aside your fairy tales, egos, confusions, fears & start thinking of your unfulfilled potential & what it is still possible to do from today.

Good luck & tons of good wishes!”
Rajesh Goyal

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Arrogance gives confidence … a bad name.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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