150 Confidence Quotes

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace small

Here are 150 of the best confidence quotes I could find. The goal? To inspire you and help you believe in yourself a little more. Enjoy!

confidence quotes action high road self esteem bruce lee wisdom

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

confidence quotes put all excuses aside remember this you are capable zig ziglar wisdom

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

confidence quotes beauty begins moment you decide yourself coco chanel wisdom

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

confidence quotes self command the main elegance ralph waldo emerson wisdom

Self-command is the main elegance. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

confidence quotes never bend your head always hold high look the world straight eye helen keller wisdom

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


confidence quotes our our capacity william hazlitt wisdom

As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt Click to tweet

confidence quotes one advances confidently the direction his dreams henry david thoreau wisdom

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 Click to tweet

confidence quotes confidence comes caring from love maxime lagace wisdom

Confidence comes from caring. Caring comes from love. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

confidence quotes one important key success self confidence preparation arthur ashe wisdom

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

confidence quotes true genius admits that she knows nothing albert einstein wisdom

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


confidence quotes food wise man liquor fool vikram the office wisdom mountain iceland nature

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

confidence quotes every time became confident life reminded should not maxime lagace wisdom nature path

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

confidence quotes trouble world stupid cocksure intelligent full doubt bertrand russell wisdom man street city walking

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

confidence quotes all you need this life ignorance then success sure mark twain wisdom laptop woman sitting

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

confidence quotes comes from always being right from fearing wrong peter t mcintyre wisdom man jumping street

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

Related quotes and topics: patience, hard work, law of attraction, success

The Best Confidence Quotes

Go to table of contents
confidence quotes great man always willing little ralph waldo emerson wisdom asian nature

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

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

confidence quotes being prepared john wooden wisdom woman working

Confidence comes from being prepared. John Wooden Click to tweet


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

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

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

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

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

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

Related quotes: short inspirational words

Part 2. Confidence Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Confidence Quotes

Go to table of contents

Searching a famous confidence quote or author? Check out those sayings by Buddha, Lao Tzu, Roosevelt, Michael Jordan, Disney, etc.
confidence quotes the question is not who is going let its who going stop ayn rand wisdom woman working laptop

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

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

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

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

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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin

confidence quotes man often becomes what believes himself mahatma gandhi wisdom man nature

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

Want to become wiser?

It's simple:

Get our daily quotes by email today!


Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

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 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

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

Want more famous quotes like these? Please check out Famous Quotes of All Time (From History)

Short Confidence Quotes

Go to table of contents

One-liners, short confidence quotes, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
confidence quotes dont rush just your thing maxime lagace wisdom woman working

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

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

Confidence is a very fragile thing. Joe Montana

All that matters is how you see yourself. Conor McGregor

confidence quotes proud wear you dodinsky wisdom kid boy

Be proud to wear you. Dodinsky

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

Many admire and glorify those who act boldly. Robert Greene

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 (twitter.com)

Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt. Unknown

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

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

Inspirational Confidence Quotes

Go to table of contents
confidence quotes give oneself only way becoming earl nightingale wisdom man skateboard

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

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate. Henry David Thoreau

Confidence is everything. We live in our own minds, and we die in our own minds. So if we are incredible in our minds, we live and die incredibly. Kenneth Nate

Confidence grows with action and shrinks with idleness. You don’t need to feel confident to start. You need to start to feel confident. The Stoic Emperor (twitter.com)

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow. Carrie Fisher

The more you repeat to yourself that you can do it, the more that path will be grooved in your mind. Maxime Lagacé

Embrace today, discard yesterday and have confidence in tomorrow. Tim Fargo

The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information. Jen Sincero (You Are A Badass)

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie

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

confidence quotes all want change world clement stone wisdom man sitting laptop working

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

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. Charles Dickens

Confidence and hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you successful person. Abdul Kalam

Having the self-belief that you will be able to figure things out as you go along is critical to success at anything hard. Get started and trust yourself. No one has all the answers at the beginning. Sam Altman (twitter.com)

Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again. K.T. Witten

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. Hafiz

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

You are constantly invited to be what you are. Ralph Waldo Emerson

How long should you try? Until. Jim Rohn

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee

Related articles: Quotes About Strength That Will Make You Tougher or Motivational Quotes That Will Make You Thrive (Fast)

Deep Confidence Sayings

Go to table of contents
confidence quotes what could accomplish knew could not fail eleanor roosevelt wisdom woman sf san francisco bridge

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

The deep roots never doubt spring will come. Marty Rubin

Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is believing only in yourself. Daniel Pink

Cool people are considered “cool” because they break the rules and get away with it. Naval Ravikant

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. Lillian Hellman

I would rather be my own tyrant than have some one else tyrannize me. John D. Rockerfeller

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi

It’s all in your head. You have the power to make things seem hard or easy or even amusing. The choice is yours. Seneca

The best time to have confidence is after a defeat. The worst time is after a win. Maxime Lagacé

Indifference to little things will give you superpowers. Maxime Lagacé

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. Robert Hughes

Being confident means being okay with people not liking you. Dan Go (twitter.com)

Your fears of the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse. Robert Greene

When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more. Avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work – it only raises questions. Robert Greene

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others. Marcus Aurelius

confidence quotes not product circumstances decisions stephen covey wisdom women working

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

Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them. Mandy Hale

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity. William Pitt

The more you seek the uncomfortable the more you will become comfortable. Conor McGregor

Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. James Allen Click to tweet

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein

It’s so attractive when you are humble, confident and highly aware of your worth without being entitled or looking down on anyone. Inner Practitioner (twitter.com)

The more validation I need, the less discernment I have. Kurt Hanks

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

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. Jane Austen

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin

See also: The Ultimate Guide to Confidence (blog.hubspot.com)

Wise Confidence Sayings

Go to table of contents
confidence quotes believe taking right decision take make right muhammad ali jannah wisdom

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

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. Nora Roberts

We should do everything both cautiously and confidently at the same time. Epictetus

Don’t try to be the most confident person in the room. Try to be the one who worked the most before entering the room. Maxime Lagacé

Following tips to improve your confidence is an enormously limited endeavor. It is far more effective to discover why you are not confident to begin with. James Pierce

What culture triumphs? The culture with the right combination of self-criticism and self-confidence. @TheStoicEmperor

We think confidence causes success, but it’s more often a result of success – mastering something hard or accomplishing something meaningful. Adam Grant

Charisma is the ability to project confidence and love at the same time. Naval Ravikant

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope

Confidence is not a belief in success. It’s a comfort with failure. Mark Manson (twitter.com)

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Edward Everett Hale

Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all. Unknown

confidence quotes must monitored spoil rot turn arrogance john wooden wisdom man

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

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. Moliere

I believe the process of going from confusion to understanding is a precious, even emotional, experience that can be the foundation of self-confidence. Brian Greene

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Baruch (Falsy attributed. Check out Quote Investigator for more)

I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing. Richard P. Feynman

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. Criss Jami

If you enter an action with less than total confidence, you set up obstacles in your own path. Robert Greene

Confidence is the absence of doubt, not the presence of pride. James Pierce

Overconfidence is a product of ignorance. Adam Grant

Related sayings: Words of Wisdom From The Best Minds (Ever) or Top Stoic Quotes That Will Give You Perspective

Part 3. Conclusion

Go to table of contents

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 Click to tweet

Call to action: Read 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence (zenhabits.net)

Author Bio

maxime lagace

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. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

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. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

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, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

April 9, 2019

Last Update

January 17, 2022

Disclaimer: This article may include affiliate links to books and products I love. If you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a little commission at no extra cost to you. In the end, this will help me make WisdomQuotes better. Thank you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *