Quotes That Inspire Confidence – In Yourself & Others

This list of quotes has been collated to help inspire confidence. In yourself, or someone around you that needs a little reminder.

Because, every now and then, we all need a boost of confidence. 

Doubts may creep in, sometimes making us question our abilities and worth.

These little pearls of wisdom have been drawn from a diverse range of sources – from legendary authors to influential leaders, from renowned philosophers to motivational speakers.

They aren’t magical incantations; and they won’t automatically transform you into a confident individual.

However, they offer nuggets of wisdom and lessons from individuals who’ve faced their doubts and emerged victorious. Let these words of wisdom serve as your guide and reminder that you, too, possess the power to conquer your doubts and confidently stride towards your goals.

Quotes That Inspire Confidence


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


“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali


“Confidence is not ‘They will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.'” – Christina Grimmie


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


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


“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


“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou


“The courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.” – Audre Lorde


“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


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


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


“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi


“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel


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


“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


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


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


“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


“Confidence comes from discipline and training.” – Robert Kiyosaki


“I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.” – Edgar Allan Poe


“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” – Brian Tracy


“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyoncé


“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.” – Unknown


“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


“It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re okay.” – Michael Pitt


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


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


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


“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


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


“One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.” – John Major


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


“Confidence is a very fragile thing.” – Joe Montana


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


“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma


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


“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy


These quotes inspire confidence by reminding us of our intrinsic worth and potential. They serve as powerful affirmations that bolster our self-belief and empower us to step out of our comfort zones. By resonating with our deepest fears and uncertainties, they embolden us to confront and overcome them.

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