50 Best Quotes about Confidence

Confidence Quote of the Day

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. - Mark Twain

My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction. - Dhirubhai Ambani, Businessman

Advice Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Hope Quotes

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

Success Quotes, Ability Quotes, Honesty Quotes

I thought I'd be edgy and dye my hair red. And I dyed my hair, like, Jessica Rabbit red. It kind of allowed me to have this whole new confidence and this whole new swagger and this whole new sense of self. It kind of brought out the inner rock star in me. I had never dyed my hair like that, and no one forgot me after that. - Candice Accola, Actress

Thought Quotes


The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Genius Quotes, Power Quotes

One of the jobs of a manager is to instill confidence, pump confidence into your people. And when you've got somebody who's raring to go and you can smell it and feel it, give 'em that shot. - Jack Welch

I came into the 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' TV show with a level of confidence that I don't think I would've had if I hadn't been doing the podcast for three years already. I certainly had to figure out in those three years the sense of humor I wanted to do and the way to talk to celebrities without being incredibly intimidated by them. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

Humor Quotes

I knew Manuel Pellegrini from my time in Spain. I'd only heard good things about him, that he was someone who instilled the confidence in his players to go out and play good, attacking football. - Sergio Aguero, Athlete

Time Quotes, Pain Quotes

Tree pose grows confidence - The Quote Garden

I always think I know the way a novel will go. I write maps on oversized art pads like the kind I carried around in college when I was earnest about drawing. I need to have some idea of the shape of the novel, where its headed, so that I can proceed with confidence. But the truth is my characters start doing and saying things I don't expect. - Julianna Baggott, Novelist

Truth Quotes, Character Quotes, Art Quotes

I didn't act professionally before going to drama school. I don't know if I had the confidence. I didn't think I'd get in when I first auditioned for drama school, and then I did. - Francois Arnaud , Actor

Working as a teaboy may have helped my confidence, but not everyone else was so pleased. I could never remember who had milk or how many sugars, and I had an unusual talent for spilling tea on the recording console. - Rick Astley, Musician

Work Quotes, Talent Quotes

There's no such thing as lack of confidence. You either have it or you don't. - Rob Andrew, Athlete

Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all. - Nelson Mandela

Life Quotes, Strength Quotes, Belief Quotes, Hope Quotes, Humanity Quotes, Nobility Quotes, Reality Quotes, Justice Quotes

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning. - Francis Atterbury, Politician

Virtue Quotes

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain

Life Quotes, Ignorance Quotes

I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I'm not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I'm certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions. - Rowan Atkinson, Comedian

Ambition Quotes, Clever Quotes

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

Character Quotes, Optimism Quotes, Pessimism Quotes

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 , Photographer

Control Quotes

Black History is invigoration in relaxation.Freedom in routine.Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without - Ymber Delecto

Black History Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Energy Quotes, Relaxation Quotes, Self Control Quotes

I suggest that going to Mars means permanence on the planet - a mission by which we are building up a confidence level to become a two-planet species. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

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

Ability Quotes, Potential Quotes

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. - Norman Vincent Peale

Success Quotes, Action Quotes, Great Quotes, Fear Quotes

What destroys more self-confidence than any other educational thing in America is being assigned to some remedial math when you get into some college, and then it's not taught very well and you end up with this sense of, 'Hey, I can't really figure those things out.' - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Education Quotes

When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Action Quotes, Skill Quotes, Problems Quotes

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

Success Quotes, Faith Quotes, Power Quotes

My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be. - Naima Adedapo, Musician

Performance Quotes

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

Respect Quotes

When a woman reaches twenty-six in America, she's on the slide. It's downhill all the way from then on. It doesn't give you a tremendous feeling of confidence and well-being. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Feeling Quotes

Men secretly respect a woman who is strong, has confidence and has dreams of her own. There's nothing more attractive to a man than a woman who has dignity and pride in who she is. - Sherry Argov , Writer

Dreams Quotes, Pride Quotes, Respect Quotes

I never wanted to show my butt, and I always had a problem with it - I'd cover up when I was younger. It wasn't till I got with my husband that I started to change all that. He compliments me all the time, and when your best friend compliments you, it gives you confidence and makes you want to do stuff in life. - Coco Austin, Actress

Life Quotes, Change Quotes, Time Quotes

'Aqualung' marks the point at which I had the confidence as a songwriter and as a guitar player to actually pick up and play the guitar and be at the forefront of the band. It's also the album on which I began to address religious issues in my music, and I think that happened simply because the time was right for it. - Ian Anderson, Musician

Time Quotes, Music Quotes, Religious Quotes

The American woman is more stylish than any other in the world. She understands the power of good style and has the confidence to feel comfortable. - Max Azria, Designer

American Quotes, Power Quotes

My day jobs... I knew I was bad at those, so I didn't really have the confidence to think that I could do comedy. But I knew I hated the day jobs. - Dave Attell, Comedian

Even if you havenít encountered great success yet, there is no reason you canít bluff a little and act like you have. Confidence is a magnet in the best senseof the word. It will draw people to you and†make your†daily life.. and theirs.. a lot more pleasant - Donald Trump

Success Quotes, Life Quotes, Great Quotes

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

Achievement Quotes, Faith Quotes, Hope Quotes, Optimism Quotes

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. - Ansel Adams, American Photographer

Courage Quotes, Perception Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Men Quotes

I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us. - Leverett Saltonstall

Help Quotes, Important Quotes, Unitarian Quotes

I like to begin every screenplay with a burst of delusional self-confidence. It tends to fade pretty quickly, but (for me, at least) there doesn't seem to be any other way to start writing a script. - Michael Arndt , Writer

National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence. - Kofi Annan , Statesman

Values Quotes

The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Identity Quotes

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. - Mark Twain

Success Quotes, Ignorance Quotes

Greed is the lack of confidence of one's own ability to create. - Vanna Bonta, Novelist

Ability Quotes, Greed Quotes

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

Great Quotes, Trust Quotes, Honor Quotes, Hope Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Mind Quotes

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

Success Quotes, Important Quotes

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. - Vince Lombardi, Coach

We don't see the global citizen as someone with no identity, but rather someone who has confidence and is proud of his culture and history - and... open to the modern world. - Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Royalty

History Quotes, Identity Quotes

I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. - Giorgio Armani , Designer

Feeling Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Self Esteem Quotes

I think we can really use magic in a way never attempted before to inspire these children, help rally their self-confidence and even help them develop social skills. This is a national effort, not just here in Las Vegas. I know we can give them a true passion. - Criss Angel, Entertainer

Children Quotes, Help Quotes, Skill Quotes, Effort Quotes, Passion Quotes