The 107 Most Inspiring Confidence Quotes

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Everybody’s self-esteem needs a little boost now and again.

So we’ve put together a list of great quotes by some of our favorite people to remind you just how wonderful you really are! We hope it will inspire you to get out there and strut your stuff. Meow.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Buddha

Accept Yourself

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 must be attained. - Maire Curie

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.-Jane Wagner

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

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. - Mahatma Gandhi

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller

Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine. - Oprah Winfrey

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ - Eleanor Roosevelt

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. - Alan Cohen

Don't Waste Who You Are

You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path. - Steve Jobs

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

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

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. - Charles F. Kettering

Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt. - Unknown

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. - Yogi Bhajan

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest 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, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson

Never dull your shine for somebody else. - Tyra Banks

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. - André Gide

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. - Golda Meir

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

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside. - Unknown

Love Yourself

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. - Laozi

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are- and aren’t- that you will truly succeed. - Unknown

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

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off. - Robert Hand

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

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. - Unknown

Self-confidence comes naturally when your inner life and your outer life are in harmony. - Brian Tracy

Never apologize for being awesome. - Unknown

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures. - Oprah Winfrey

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. - Dr. Seuss

Believe In You Be Authentic

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. - Joe Namath

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me.’ - Andre Gide

Don’t chase people. Be an example. Attract them. Work hard and be yourself. The people who belong in your life will come find you and stay. Just do your thing. - Unknown

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

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will. - Venus Williams

Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion. - Tina Fey

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. - Unknown

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. - Brian Tracy

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well, too. - Joseph Storey

With confidence, you have won before you have started. - Markus Garvey

I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. - Maya Angelou

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

Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you. - Johnny Depp

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Dr. Benjamin Spock

No one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves. - Marianne Williamson

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. - William Jennings Bryan

Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are. - Beyoncé

Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light. - Unknown

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? - Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s impossible,’ said pride. ‘It’s risky,’ said experience. ‘It’s pointless,’ said reason. ‘Give it a try,’ whispered the heart. - Unknown

If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. - Don Ward

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. - Oprah Winfrey

Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself. - Beyoncé

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Confidence is half of victory. - Yiddish Proverb

The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. - Hasidic Saying

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are. - Lady Gaga

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Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got. - Sophia Loren

I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. - Beyoncé

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. - Sophia Loren

Confidence is the hinge on the door to success. - Mary O’Hare Dumas

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

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. - T. Harv Eker

Cause there’s a light in me that shines brightly. They can try, but they can’t take that away from me. - Mariah Carey

Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness. - Shakti Gawain

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

Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. - Henry Ford

There’s nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn’t. - Amy Chua

People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. How you stand strong is what makes you. - Unknown

I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy. - Queen Latifah

When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible. - Tina Lifford

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm S. Forbes

It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others. - Sidney J. Harris

Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. - Unknown

True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you’ re great, you have no need to hate. - Unknown

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. - Philip Adams

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin

‘Why the fuck not me?’ should be your motto. - Mindy Kaling

Hold Your Head High

You can’t spell awesome without me. - Unknown

I’m not all that and a bag of chips. I’m the whole damn party mix. - Unknown

The best accessory a girl can own is confidence. - Unknown

Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown. - Unknown

Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else? - Kanye West

No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy. - Paris Hilton

I’m young as morning and fresh as dew. Everybody loves me and so do you. - Maya Angelou

Love yourself – accept yourself – forgive yourself – and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. - Leo Buscaglia

Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. - Oprah Winfrey

Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. - Katherine Mansfield

You are beautiful. You are strong. You are worthy. - Unknown

I may not be perfect, but I am always me. - Unknown

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