Self Confidence Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-confidence" (showing 1-30 of 1,159)
Edgar Allan Poe
“I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia

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

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

Gertrude Stein
“We are always the same age inside. ”
Gertrude Stein

Jodi Picoult
“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, Change of Heart

Karen E. Quinones Miller
“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

Lao Tzu
“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

Coco Chanel
“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.”
Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

Sylvia Plath
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

John Lennon
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.”
John Lennon

David Nicholls
“You're gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle”
David Nicholls, One Day

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

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Roopleen
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Roopleen

Nic Sheff
“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.”
Nic Sheff

Katherine Mansfield
“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."

(Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”
Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield

Madonna
“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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Marcus Aurelius
“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

bell hooks
“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

“Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Drew Barrymore
“I'm not insecure. I've been through way too much f**king sh*t to be insecure. I've got huge balls. But I've been humbled. That makes you grateful for every day you have.”
Drew Barrymore

“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

Roopleen
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Paris Hilton
“No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy”
Paris Hilton

Frank Herbert
“We can say that Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn.”
Frank Herbert

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