100 Confidence Quotes For More Self-Confidence

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the best confidence quotes I could find. The goal? To inspire you and help you believe in yourself a little more. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Buddha, Lao Tzu, and more. Enjoy!

Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem. Bruce Lee

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

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Self-command is the main elegance. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller


As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

Confidence comes from caring. Caring comes from love. Maxime Lagacé

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

A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing. Albert Einstein


Confidence is the food of the wise man but the liquor of the fool. Vikram (The Office)

Every time I became too confident, life reminded me I should not. Maxime Lagacé

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. Mark Twain

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. Peter T. Mcintyre

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A great man is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

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

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

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott

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

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself. Michel de Montaigne

The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour. Charles Dickens

Confidence comes from being prepared. John Wooden Click to tweet

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. George Herbert

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide


Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. Robert Greene

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

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. Brené Brown (Daring Greatly, Amazon book)

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

To give oneself is the only way of becoming oneself. Earl Nightingale Click to tweet

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. Orison Swett Marden

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look. Marcus Aurelius

Believe that no matter what happens you’re going to be fine anyway. Unknown

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles. Wayne Dyer

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. Muhammad Ali Jinnah Click to tweet

The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. James Allen

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. Richard Kline

One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause. Robert Brault

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The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand Click to tweet

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. Buddha

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. Mahatma Gandhi

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan

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

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Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. Walt Disney

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? Eleanor Roosevelt Click to tweet

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. Vince Lombardi

You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. Abraham Lincoln

You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln

Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart. Steve Jobs

Confidence must be monitored so that it does not spoil or rot and turn to arrogance. John Wooden Click to tweet

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali

Confidence is that magic pill that makes you instantly better in everything you do. Gal Shapira

They can do all because they think they can. Virgil

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Don’t rush. Just do your thing. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

The more you care, the stronger you can be. Jim Rohn

Don’t say, “If I could, I would”. Say, “If I can, I will”. Jim Rohn

Don’t settle. Don’t struggle. Naval Ravikant

Start with the end in mind. Stephen Covey

Humor comes from self-confidence. Rita Mae Brown

We are what we believe we are. C.S. Lewis

All I want to do is change the world. W. Clement Stone

Arrogance is loud, confidence is quiet. James Pierce

Experience leads to self-understanding which leads to self-confidence. Maxime Lagacé

Courage is the birthplace of confidence. Debbie Millman

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Confidence is a very fragile thing. Joe Montana

All that matters is how you see yourself. Conor McGregor

A bold act requires a high degree of confidence. Robert Greene

Many admire and glorify those who act boldly. Robert Greene

Be proud to wear you. Dodinsky

Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. Virgil

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You were born to be real, not to be perfect. Unknown

Not caring about getting any validation is a sign of self-confidence. Unknown

Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt. Unknown

When you have confidence, you can do anything. Sloane Stephens

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. Stan Smith

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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