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If you are looking for an incredible selection of self-confidence quotes you’re in the right place.

Self-confidence is the attitude someone displays when they are confident in themselves.

It’s important to know your strengths so you can be confident in what you do.

Luckily, self-confidence is something you can build up over time.

This collection of quotes about self-confidence will help to improve your own self-esteem.

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Right, let’s jump into this list of self-confidence quotes.

Top 10 Self-Confidence Quotes

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar
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Self-belief is not self-centred. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.

Carla H. Krueger
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Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.

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

Wayne Gerard Trotman
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Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.  

Paulo Coelho
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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain
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If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Marcus Garvey
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The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.

Charles Dickens
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Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.

Wendy Wasserstein
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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Michael Jordan
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Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. Virgil

The level of confidence women are able to build in women-only groups is important.

Mae Jemison

The more you repeat to yourself that you can do it, the more that path will be grooved in your mind. Maxime Lagacé

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

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I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James 

To give oneself is the only way of becoming oneself. Earl Nightingale 

The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. Beyonce

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For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes. Aaron Rodgers

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 a light from within.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. Sheri L. Drew

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

We are what we believe we are. C.S. Lewis

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

Steve Jobs

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln

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Self respect, self worth, and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value. Rob Liano

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far. Diego Maradona

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

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

A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.

Dalai Lama

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau 

Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin

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

Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.

Shannon L. Alder

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee

You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous. Gabby Douglas

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. Zen Shin

Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.

Vanessa Hudgens

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle, or your middle to someone else’s end. Don’t compare the start of your second quarter of life to someone else’s third quarter. Tim Hiller

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution. David J. Schwartz

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence. Michelle Obama

Confidence means believing in yourself, feeling comfortable with who you are, and recognizing that you have worth. Unknown

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Arrogance is loud, confidence is quiet. James Pierce

I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day.

Lynn Good

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. Stan Smith

Confidence and hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you successful person.

Abdul Kalam

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. Orison Swett Marden

For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum. Floyd Patterson

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt. Bertrand Russell 

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.

David Storey

I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself. Eddie Murphy

I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own. Jessie J

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I used to hate feeling embarrassed but then I realized, nobody’s watching and nobody gives a damn. Barbara Corcoran

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.

Oprah Winfrey

Never let success go to your head, and never let failures go to your heart. Anthony Joshua

How long should you try? Until. Jim Rohn

You’ve got to put in the work. And you’ve got to play with confidence. You’ve got to believe in yourself. Paul Pierce

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

Find what makes you feel comfortable. The confidence you wear your clothes in is what’s really going to shine. Hayley Hasselhoff

I’ve studied the lives of the 20th century’s great businessmen and concluded self-confidence was instrumental in all their success. Alex Spanos

Put all excuses aside and remember this you are capable. Zig Ziglar 

Start with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. Rosalynn Carter

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. T. Harv Eker

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

Challenge yourself to do something new.


I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

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

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Frederick Douglass

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again. K.T. Witten

Self-confidence is the memory of success. David Storey

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

Confidence comes from knowing what you’re doing. If you are prepared for something, you usually do it. If not, you usually fall flat on your face.

Tom Landry

Confidence is one of the sexiest things in guys and girls. Danica McKellar

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

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Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. Richard Kline

Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.

Katrina Mayer

Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident. Elle King

I never had confidence never. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years and years to find out what mine is. Peggy Lipton

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

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

Jerry West

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger. Arnold Palmer

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will. Venus Williams

If you are surrounded by your competition and you are outworking these people, outmaneuvering these people, it’s hard not to let your confidence take over. It just builds and builds and builds. Conor McGregor

Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Courage is the birthplace of confidence. Debbie Millman

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

A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing. Albert Einstein 

Motivational Self-Confidence Quotes

For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination. Jessica Williams

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

Carter G. Woodson

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

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. George Herbert

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

Oprah Winfrey

Humor comes from self-confidence. Rita Mae Brown

Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. Robert Greene

When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t have any confidence, you’re not going to do anything.

Stefon Diggs

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb. Amy Lee

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. Roderick Thorp

Don’t settle. Don’t struggle. Naval Ravikant

They can do all because they think they can.


The more you care, the stronger you can be. Jim Rohn

The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour. Charles Dickens

Be proud to wear you. Dodinsky

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.


Confidence comes from discipline and training. Robert Kiyosaki

Self-assurance reassures others. Garry Willis

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

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.

Brené Brown

You are constantly invited to be what you are. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence. Cathy Moriarty

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Washington Thurman

What’s more, the way you present yourself can have a profound impact on the new opportunities that come your way. Unknown

Don’t say, If I could, I would. Say, If I can, I will. Jim Rohn

Confidence is a very fragile thing.

Joe Montana

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. Theodore Roosevelt

You were born to be real, not to be perfect. Unknown

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Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out. Barbra Streisand

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.

Henry David Thoreau

It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections that’s what makes you unique. Hayley Hasselhoff

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

Self-command is the main elegance. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.

Michel de Montaigne

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

The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information. Jen Sincero

Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem. Bruce Lee 

The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.

James Madison

Successful people often exude confidence it’s obvious that they believe in themselves and what they’re doing. It isn’t their success that makes them confident, however. The confidence was there first. Travis Bradberry

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

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

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

Believe that you can make your way. Or don’t. Either way, you are right. Jennifer Donnelly

If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. Katy Perry

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Every time I became too confident, life reminded me I should not. Maxime Lagacé 

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

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. 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, at whatever cost, must be attained. Marie Curie

One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause.

Robert Brault

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

Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome. Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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

Confidence is the food of the wise man but the liquor of the fool.

Vikram (The Office) 

It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the person to find it for you. Justine Skye

Inspirational Self-Confidence Quotes

All I want to do is change the world. W. Clement Stone

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.

Carrie Fisher

You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. Abraham Lincoln

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss

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Confidence is that magic pill that makes you instantly better in everything you do. Gal Shapira

Confidence is everything. We live in our own minds, and we die in our own minds. So if we are incredible in our minds, we live and die incredibly.

Kenneth Nate

Live from the heart of yourself. Seek to be whole, not perfect. Oprah Winfrey

You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserves your love and affection. Buddha

It doesn’t matter if thousands of people believe in you, unless You believe in You. Maddy Malhotra

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate. Jillian Michaels

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

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work. Jack Nicklaus

When you feel confident, the way you present yourself to the world changes. People believe in you. You are more likely to be successful in work, sports, or other activities. Unknown

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I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

Shannon L. Alder

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 have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet. Jane Fonda

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Dolly Parton

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

Brian Tracy

If you think you can then you can. Stephen Richards

Confidence comes from caring. Caring comes from love. Maxime Lagacé 

Your desire for what you want just has to be greater than your fear of it. That’s all. Neil Strauss

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Embrace today, discard yesterday and have confidence in tomorrow. Tim Fargo

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. Buddha

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.

Wayne Dyer

Many admire and glorify those who act boldly. Robert Greene

How strongly you believe you really can will play the biggest part in determining if you actually will. Lorri Faye

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You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay

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

The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. James Allen

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

Positive Self Confidence Quotes

If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator. Tim Fargo

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

Robert Staubach

Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself. Nicole Scherzinger

Focus on your greater goal, your destiny. Robert Greene

Confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. Unknown

Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Stop thinking you’re doing it all wrong. Your path doesn’t look like anybody else’s because it can’t, it shouldn’t, and it won’t. Eleanor Brownn

A bold act requires a high degree of confidence. Robert Greene

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Confidence comes from being prepared. John Wooden 

With confidence, you have won before you have started.

Marcus Garvey

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. Alan Cohen

A fit body gives you confidence. And there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you’ll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident. Virat Kohli

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

All that matters is how you see yourself.

Conor McGregor

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. Hafiz

Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are. Jo Blackwell-Preston

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

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

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu

Now we know what some of the world’s great and good have described confidence as being, it’s time to start boosting those confidence levels!


Along with age comes more confidence, so it kind of works out. Leslie Mann

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

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

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Old ways won’t open new doors. Unknown

Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath

Believe that no matter what happens you’re going to be fine anyway. Unknown

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you. Lilly Singh

Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt.


It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. John Joseph Powell

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 rush. Just do your thing. Maxime Lagacé

To Sum Up

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