30 Best Self Confidence Quotes

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Looking for some inspiration to boost your self confidence or self-esteem and fight imposter syndrome with all the anxiety and frustration associated to it? We have handpicked 30 of the best self confidence quotes from influential people that can surely motivate you especially in trying times.

  • “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”―Henry Stanley Haskins
  • “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – The Dalai Lama
  • “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” ~ Dalai Lama
  • “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 by 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
  • “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”―J. M. Barrie
  • “Believe you can and you're halfway there.”―Theodore Roosevelt
  • “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”― E E Cummings
  • “To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”―Roy T. Bennett
  • “If my mind can conceive it, My heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!”―Jesse Jackson
  • "Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.” – Cicero
  • “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
  • “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” –Paulo Coelho
  • “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  • Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” -Coco Chanel
  • “Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” -Michelle Obama
  • “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” -Vince Lombardi
  • “We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.” -Robert Breault
  • ”The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” -William Jennings Bryan
  • “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball'
  • “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne
  • “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  • “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
  • “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” –Edmund Hillary
  • “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” ~ Stan Smith
  • “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” ~ Arthur Ashe
  • “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~ Anna Freud
  • “It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.” ~ Lillian Hellman
  • “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” ~ Marcus Garvey
  • “Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.” ~ Sabrina Carpenter
  • “Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.” ~ Cathy Moriarty
  • “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Brian Tracy
  • “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
  • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” ~ Henry Ford
  • “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. And kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu
  • “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­~­ Maya Angelou
  • “One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.” ~ John Gielgud
  • “It’s not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself.” ~ Richard Monckton Milnes
  • “First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” ~ Jessica Williams
  • “Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” ~ John Dewey
  • “Life is tough, but so are you.” ~ Carmi Grau

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