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120 Self-confidence Quotes to Make You Believe in Yourself

Self-confidence is the belief in one’s own ability to succeed. It is a necessary part of life and a major factor in allowing people to reach their full potential.

Confidence is the belief in one’s abilities, abilities to achieve a goal or the trust in another’s character or ability. It is a crucial ingredient in any successful endeavor or relationship.

With confidence, you can tackle challenges, build relationships, and reach your goals. Without it, you may hesitate, feel overwhelmed, and be unable to take risks. Building confidence requires a positive attitude and self-awareness, as well as practice, support, and knowledge.

Learning to recognize and act on your strengths, take risks, and embrace failure can all help to bolster your confidence.

120 Self-confidence Quotes with Images

These Quotes on self-confidence will help you stop negative feelings in their tracks, they’ll remind you just how great you are, even as a self-proclaimed “work-in-progress” and we could all use a little more of that!

So whenever you need a little boost, read these 120 self-confidence quotes for instant motivation.

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

2. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “Confidence is like “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”

4. “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

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5. “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” – Thomas Carlyle

6. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Laozi

7. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

8. “Confidence is not ‘they will like me. Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.”

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

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10. “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” – Stan Smith

11. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – The Dalai Lama

12. “If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Cicero

13. “Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, the magic starts happening.”

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

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15. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

16. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

17. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.”

18. “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

19. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

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20. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty are revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

21. “Coffee in one hand. Confidence in the other.”

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

23. “Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” – George Herbert

24. “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

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25. “Your energy introduces you before you even speak.”

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

27. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

28. “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 with something and that this thing must be attained.” ­- Marie Curie

29. “Stop doubting yourself. Work hard, and make it happen.”

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

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

32. “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

33. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

34. “Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.” – Sophocles

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35. “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

36. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? 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

37. “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.”

38. “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

39. “Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.” – David Storey

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

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

42. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia

43. “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

44. “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

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45. “Be yourself. People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.”

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

47. “Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.” – Ciara

48. “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

49. “I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I’ve done, and love myself for who I’ve become.”

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50. “If my mind can conceive it, My heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!” – Jesse Jackson

51. “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” – William Hazlitt

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

53. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

54. “Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

56. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ­- Paul Tournier

57. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Helen Keller

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

59. “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

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60. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho

61. “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”

62. “Being comfortable with who you are is the ultimate threat.” – Sean Beaudoin

63. “Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

64. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end up really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatama Gandhi

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65. “If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”

66. “Self-confidence is contagious.” – Stephen Richards

67. “Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.” – Vanessa Hudgens

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

69. “Confidence comes from discipline and training.”

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

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

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

73. “Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you’re not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy.”

74. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry Stanley Haskins

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75. “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

76. “Accept who you are; and revel in it.” – Mitch Albom

77. “I have confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.”

78. “Life is tough, but so are you.” – Carmi Grau, Super Nice Letters

79. “If you don’t have any confidence, you’re not going to do anything.” – Stefon Diggs

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

81. “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.”

82. “Be kinder to yourself, and celebrate little wins.” – Charlotte, The Fringe of It

83. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

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

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85. “With confidence, you have won before you have started.”

86. “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.”

87. “I think my confidence has developed over the years in terms of the speed at which I will reveal how collaborative I want to be.” – Olivia Wilde

88. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louise May Alcott

89. “Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do it better than anyone.”

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90. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

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91. “If my mind can conceive it, my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” – Jesse Jackson

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

93. “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

94. “Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else. It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.”

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95. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – C.G. Jung

96. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” – Vince Lombardi

97. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” – Anne Freud

98. “No one is you and that is your power.”

99. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

100. “Believing in yourself and having confidence gives you outer strength.” – Nikki Bella

101. “You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” ­- Tim Gunn

102. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”

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

104. “I think I have a degree of confidence, but I also have terrible insecurity, as anybody does.” – Ben Whishaw

105. “With confidence, you have won before you have started.” – Marcus Garvey

106. “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.” –Truman Capote

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

108. “I think that power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

109. “Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” – Michelle Obama

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

111. “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

112. “I think confidence does come with time, and I’ve been really surprised by that, actually.” – Kate Winslet

113. “You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” ­– Tim Gunn

114. “Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.” – Katori Hall

115. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

116. “I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin. I like someone who doesn’t need approval or validation.” – Minka Kelly

117. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field

118. “Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.” – Diane von Furstenberg

119. “Always be yourself–express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

120. “Tear off the mask, your face is glorious.” – Rumi

How to Practice Self-Confidence?

One of the most important steps in developing self-confidence is to set achievable goals.

Having small successes and achieving goals can help people to feel more confident in their abilities. Additionally, it is important to remember that mistakes are a normal part of life and learning. Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process, and it is important to recognize this and remain focused on the goal.

Secondly, to increase self-confidence is to surround oneself with positive people.

It is important to stay away from people who are negative or bring one down. Instead, focus on spending time with positive people who will encourage and motivate one to reach their goals.

Finally, it is important to take care of oneself both physically and emotionally.

Exercise, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep are all important components of feeling good and having a positive outlook. Additionally, it is important to recognize and honor one’s feelings and emotions.


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