Top 15 Confidence Quotes

Get inspired with these confidence quotes

These confidence quotes talk about changing your thinking, changing your habits, and gaining more confidence.

Increasing your confidence consists of:

  • Changing the beliefs that hold you back.
  • Practice, patience, and persistence.
  • Taking action; start small and build over time.
  • Celebrating even your smallest wins.

Confidence is mostly based in expecting outcomes you are prepared to accept.


 Put all excuses aside and remember this – you are capable. — Zig Ziglar

Challenge the excuses you may be telling yourself and get started to build more confidence.


 You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. — Dr. Robert Anthony

Your old limiting beliefs and fears can hold you back. Many fears are simply False Evidence Appearing Real.


 Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be held back by the irrational beliefs that strike you as fearful.


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 Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear. — Norman Vincent Peale

Take action! You may find that your fearful and limited thoughts have no basis of reality.


 ‎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

Making demands that others must be approving of you doesn’t work in your favor. In fact, it’s the opposite of self-acceptance. People-pleasing is a manipulative practice that projects a lack of confidence.


 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, at whatever cost, must be attained. — Marie Curie

Confidence isn’t knowing everything before you start. It’s having the attitude that you will continue on regardless of the obstacles you encounter, and that you can learn from your setbacks.


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 We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. — Roderick Thorp

When you experience a setback, are you your own friend? Would you say to a friend what you’re saying to yourself?


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

Once you’ve taken action and used your grit and resilience on what you’ve wanted to do, you’ll find your own self-regard and self-confidence growing.


 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

Rating and blaming others will work against your confidence in yourself.


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 With confidence, you have won before you have started. — Marcus Garvey

Approaching challenges with a healthy mindset will set the course for you to handle whatever happens along the way.


 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

Cast aside your old thinking and hone a new confidence in what you do.


 Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you. — Jessica Williams

Once you’ve laid the groundwork, you may find yourself pushing the envelope and doing things you hadn’t considered or imagined before.


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

Taking feedback from others and engaging in people-pleasing are two very different and separate things. Maintain that separation and continue on towards your goal.


 Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work. — Jack Nicklaus

There is no substitute for taking action. Working at your skills will help you build confidence.


 Your desire for what you want just has to be greater than your fear of it. That’s all. — Neil Strauss

Confidence is the practice of working through and past any fears standing in the way of your goals. As you build more confidence through your own actions, you’ll find yourself moving closer to your goals.


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