Here are 65 confidence quotes to help you believe in yourself. Also included are some quick strategies to help you boost confidence.
According to Wikipedia, confidence is the state of being clear-headed either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective.
The word “Confidence” originates from the Latin word “fidere”, which means “to trust”; therefore, having self-confidence is having trust in one’s self.
Although confidence seems to come easily for some people, for many of us, including myself, it is something that we must actively take action on and continuously develop. Reading confidence quotes from people can certainly inspire us to become a better version of ourselves.
Here are 65 best confidence quotes. They originate from scientists, politicians, authors, actors, actresses, television show hosts, philosophers, and so many more. These confidence quotes have helped me silence my self-doubt. I hope that they help you remove negative thoughts and boost your confidence and self-esteem, too.
Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.Nicole Scherzinger
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt
If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.Katy Perry
Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.Cathy Moriarty
It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.Oprah Winfrey
I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.Jane Fonda
Believing in yourself and having confidence gives you outer strength.Nikki Bella
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.Wendy Wasserstein
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.Barbra Streisand
I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.Priyanka Chopra
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
It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the person to find it for you.Justine Skye
My confidence comes from the daily grind – training my butt off day in and day out.Hope Solo
Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.Sabrina Carpenter
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.Babe Ruth
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second-best time is today.Chinese proverb
Losers make excuses; winners make progress.Brian Tracy
Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.Theodore Roosevelt
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.Bruce Lee
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
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.Peter T. Mcintyre
Self-confidence is such an energy that eradicates inward hesitation and outward difficulties and empowers to face and overcome risks for achievements.Ehsan Sehgal
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.Mark Twain
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?Marianne Williamson
To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better.Hayley Williams
When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.Karen E. Quinones Miller
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.Coco Chanel
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, First Part
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spiritE.E. Cummings
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.Dr Roopleen
Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.Germany Kent
The more you believe in yourself, the more the world believes in you!Isa Zapata
To become, you must first believe.Lailah Gifty Akita
What people think of you will never be as good at providing support as what you think of yourself.Katherine Ormerod
Self trust is the essence of heroism.Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.Edgar Allan Poe
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
Do not 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
I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it rightMuhammad Ali Jinnah.
Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.Golda Meir
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
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
Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.Lao Tzu
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured the world will not raise the price.John Maxwell
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.Lao Tzu
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.”Al Neuharth
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.Thomas Carlyle
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.Lucille Ball
Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.Roy T. Bennett
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
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.Anna Freud
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.Buddha
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 contagious. So is lack of confidence.Vince Lombardi
Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.Jerry West
Strategies that can help you build confidence
Reading confidence quotes is definitely beneficial when you feel like an extra kick to boost your self-confidence. However, there are many other strategies that you can try as well.
Here are a few ways to build confidence that can work wonders:
Have a positive self-image
Although we all have different areas that we wish we could improve, it is only through the combination of our strength and weaknesses that we bring our unique value to the world.
Give yourself positive affirmations
We have often been told that we need to compliment others. However, at the same time, you should remember to compliment yourself too. Pat yourself on the back for any accomplishments you have achieved, no matter how small they are.
Give yourself positive self-talk whenever you have doubts about yourself or when your inner critic jumps out. Having a positive mindset is already half the battle. You are doing a great job.
Stand tall and maintain an assertive posture
Posture affects our psychology. By standing tall, you will instantly feel more confident.
To stand confidently, keep your legs aligned with your shoulders and your feet approximately four to six inches apart. Distribute your weight equally on both legs, keep your shoulders back—but not way back—and turn your body towards others.Barbara Pachter, The Essentials of Business Etiquette
Find your “power pose”, and use it regularly.
Let go of your limiting beliefs
Stop telling yourself you can’t. When you face an obstacle, act like you already know how to solve it.
Surround yourself with people who believe in you
Our environment can create magic for how we feel about ourselves. If you have a stable support system who believe in you, then you will be more likely to be motivated to keep going.
Find a network of people who believe in your talents.
Note that confidence is different from arrogance or hubris. The latter is the state of having unmerited confidence – believing something or someone is capable or correct when they are not. While you are on your way to developing confidence, you don’t want to go overboard and become overconfident accidentally.
We do not need others’ approval to live a fulfilling life. True happiness comes from being confident about who you are.
These inspirational quotes resonate with me dearly. I hope you feel their power, too.
Bella Wanana is a freelance writer. She is the owner of bellawanana.com, a personal finance and lifestyle blog. She loves sharing with her readers the best tips and tricks on personal finance and how to live a balanced but fulfilling life. She has been featured on sites like MSN.com, Reader’s Digest, The Financial Diet, Yahoo Finance, and GOBankingRates.