Self Confidence Quotes

36 Inspiring Quotes About Self Confidence

Self-confidence is so important - especially when trying to achieve big goals in life. It’s about believing in yourself as you are, your abilities and your potential. But it can be a hard-personal strength to build up. It might be a past (real or perceived) failure or it could be to do with ‘nature and nurture’.


The good news is that building up your self-confidence is possible. And quotes about self-confidence can certainly help.

Quotes About Self-Confidence 

It’s easy to see things from our own points of view. Again, and again. Sometimes this is advantageous for us. Sometimes it’s not.

Powerful quotes can provide a different perspective than our own and open our minds to new, more positive and helpful thoughts on the topic.


“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


"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. 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


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

E.E. Cummings


“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people."

Andre Dubus


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

Theodore Roosevelt


“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


“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


“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”

Theodore Roosevelt


“Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions..Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.”

Tina Fey


"If we all did the things, we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."

Thomas Alva Edison


"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have."

Brian Tracy


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

David Storey


“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

Suzy Kassem


“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”

Brigham Young


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

Christopher Robin


“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”

Marianne Williamson


"I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I'm either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren't attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy."

Queen Latifah


“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”

Peter T. Mcintyre


“Don't let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.”

Katori Hall


“A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.”

Vivica A. Fox


"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt


"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


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

Roy T. Bennett


“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”

Richard Bach


“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.”

Coco Chanel


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

Venus Williams


"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


“Self-esteem should not be confused with self-confidence. Self-confidence is believing in your competence and your ability to do something, whereas self-esteem is believing in your goodness.”

Mark Goulston


"If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything."

Katy Perry


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

Dalai Lama


“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

Eleanor Roosevelt


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”

J. M. Barrie


“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.”

Dalai Lama


“Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.”

Henry Ford


“Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.”

Jack Welch


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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