This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Self Confidence Quotes

1. Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. - Samuel Johnson

2. The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we have in others. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

3. Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert

4. Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy. - Mike Ditka

5. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. - Barbra Streisand

6. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. - Anna Freud

7. Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. - Cynthia Kersey.

8. To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling. - Barbara Walters

9. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. - Unknown

10. Lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty; the difficulty comes from lack of confidence. - Seneca

11. Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare

12. Confidence is the dawn of victory - Winfield Scott

13. One's self image is very important because if that's in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything. - Sir John Gielgud

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

15. From self alone expect applause. - Marion L. Burton

16. Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. - Cynthia Kersey

17. You have to find it. No one else can find it for you. - Bjorn Borg

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

19. Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. - Earl Gray Stevens

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

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

22. Self-trust is the first secret of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. Self-assurance is two-thirds of success. - Gaelic Proverb

24. Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God! Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won’t feel insecure around you. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; It’s in everyone! And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. When we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson

25. Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen. - Foka Gomez

26. Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. - William Boetcker

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