Confidence Quotes

These confidence quotes capture the importance of individuals and teams being confident in their abilities. It can make a big difference in the outcome.

Whether your field is art, athletics, business, work, or play, having confidence means a lot.

Best Confidence Quotes

Good confidence quotes

1.) A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain wrote this recognizing a person had to be comfortable in their own skin. William Faulkner called Twain, “The Father of American Literature.”

PT Barnum quote on confidence

2.) Be confident without pulling the wool over your eyes.

PT Barnum, or Phineas Taylor Barnum, founded the Barnum & Bailey Circus — the Greatest Show on Earth. You had to have at least a little self-esteem to title your show by that name!

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Beyonce quote on being confident

3.) The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.

Beyoncé is a confident woman. The singer, songwriter, and actress started off with Destiny’s Child before breaking out on her own. The rest is history.

Rosebud quotation

4.) And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Jen Sincero, who wrote You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, wrote this line. And, yes, sometimes one feels like it’s just time to take a risk. The first step is frequently the toughest — but don’t be afraid.

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Henry Ford quote on thinking you can

5.) Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.

Henry Ford, in a nutshell, captured what being confident is all about. The right attitude can make all the difference between being a hero or being a zero.

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Valuing yourself

Good Confidence Quotes

6.) If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.

Everyone who is starting a business should read the quote above five times before deciding on their pricing policy. You must believe in yourself if you want others to.

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Eleanor Roosevelt quote on feeling inferior

7.) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

In this oft-quoted line, Eleanor Roosevelt notes that it takes at least two parties for one to feel inferior. Approaching all of your interactions with a strong belief in yourself will ensure that you don’t feel inferior.

Inhale confidence

8.) Inhale confidence; exhale fear.

Before major tests of your will, repeat this line as a chant. You can do wonders!

Michael Jordan saying on expecting things from yourself

9.) You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan may have been hard on his teammates, but he was likely much harder on himself. Having high expectations can propel one to greatness.

Don't let anyone dull your sparkle

10.) Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.

Exactly! If you shine in some areas, don’t let others cut you down to their size.

steve jobs quote on confidence

11.) Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart.

Perhaps the greatest inventive genius of our generation, Steve Jobs had faith in himself and his ability to figure things out down the road.

Believe in Yourself Quotes

12.) Confidence is something you create with yourself by believing in who you are.

13.) 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

14.) Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir

15.) Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, “I’m possible.”
Audrey Hepburn

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Katty Kay quote on being confident

Confident Woman Quotes

16.) Confidence, ultimately, is the characteristic that distinguishes those who imagine from those who do.
Katty Kay, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance

17.) Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

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

19.) Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

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Self-confidence quotes and sayings

Self-Confidence Quotes

20.) Self-confidence is the memory of success.
David Storey

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

22.) Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
Brigham Young

23.) In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
Chris Evert

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. He’s been curating quotes for over 10 years.


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