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Self-confidence helps you in everyday life. With a strong sense of self-confidence, you trust your own decisions, believe in yourself, and become more assertive.

In most endeavors, confidence is king. If you believe you can accomplish a task, you usually do.

Our collection of self-confidence quotes will help you believe in yourself and feel confident.

12 Best Quotes for Self-Confidence

1.) The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
J. M. Barrie

2.) Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

3.) Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.
Henry Ford

4.) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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5.) Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. McIntyre

6.) What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry Stanley Haskins

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

8.) 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

9.) To say “I love you,” one must know first how to say the “I.”
Ayn Rand

10.) We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

11.) Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Bernard Baruch

12.) Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Marilyn Monroe

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Good Self-Confidence Quotes

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

Her grandmother had once told her that one of life’s best lessons was not being afraid to look foolish — to just ask the question.
Melissa Senate

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

Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.
Rodolfo Costa

In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.
Carter G. Woodson

My self-confidence can be measured out in teaspoons mixed into my poetry, and it still always tastes funny in my mouth.
Sarah Kay

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Martin Luther

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

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Short Self-Confidence Sayings

Control your own destiny, or someone else will.
Jack Welch

Never dull your shine for somebody else.
Tyra Banks

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

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

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

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
Mark Twain

Confidence is key – once you have that, you are unstoppable.
Timothy Weah

Tear off the mask; your face is glorious.

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

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
C.G. Jun

Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
Catherine the Great

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

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

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

Positive Quotes

How we love others is affected by how we love ourselves.
Richelle Mead

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

Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Joe Montana

When you have confidence, you can do anything.
Sloane Stevens

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

Confidence comes from discipline and training.
Robert Kiyosaki

Humor comes from self-confidence.
Rita Mae Brown

Accept who you are, and revel in it.
Mitch Albom

Self Confidence is super power.

Effortless Confidence Quotes

Believe in yourself up here, and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.
Sarah Dessen

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

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.
Dr. Roopleen

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.

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

To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.
Tom Lehman

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

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

Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.
Bryce Courtenay

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

Deep Self-Confidence Quotes

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval.
Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a very thin line between confidence and arrogance.
Adam Peaty

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

Famous Quotes

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

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

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.
Heath L. Buckmaster

I’ll detach myself from the crowd if it hinders my growth. I’ll fall from the tree that won’t let me grow.
Hareem Ch

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

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

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


She remembered who she was, and the game changed.
Lalah Delia

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Self-Confidence Sayings

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

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

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

We gain strength and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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Self-assurance Quotes

No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy.
Paris Hilton

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

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

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

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.
Sabrina Carpenter

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

If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, and I know I can achieve it!
Jesse Jackson

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.
Criss Jami

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

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.

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

Composure Quotations

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

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich

Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.
Jerry West

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

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin

The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.
Dr. Roopleen

Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
Robert Staubach

Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
Brian Tracy

Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers.
James Surowiecki

Assertiveness Quotes

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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.
David Nicholls

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.
Jennifer Elisabeth

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

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

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

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

Self Acceptance Quotes to Boost Confidence

Friendship with oneself is all-important because, without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You are imperfect, permanently, and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Amy Bloom

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Dalai Lama XIV

Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.
Jennifer Elisabeth

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

Everybody can rock a bikini, swimsuit, unicorn onesie – whatever floats your boat. If you wear it with confidence, you will look hot.
Iskra Lawrence

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Siddhārtha Gautama

You have peace when you make it with yourself.
Mitch Albom

It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always.
Henry David Thoreau

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.
Shannon L.

If I can leave you with one message, it would be this: Believe in yourself.

By Elle Johnson

Elle writes about relationships, family, and pop culture.


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