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200+ Quotes For Confidence | Guaranteed to Inspire, Empower, and Fire You Up!

Ahhh, confidence. It seems the people who shouldn’t have it, do. And those who should have it, struggle to gain and master it.

One of the easiest ways to become more confident is to inundate yourself with quotes for confidence…quotes about the nature of confidence…quotes about how to have more confidence…and quotes about confidence’s connection to self-esteem, courage, success, beauty and more. And that’s exactly what I’ve compiled for you here!

Take a few minutes today to read through these 200+ quotes for confidence, sorted by topic. Jot down a few of your favorites and repeat them back to yourself when you could use a confidence boost. Plus, scroll to the bottom for some tips on exactly how to use these quotes to boost your confidence!

Quotes About Confidence and Success

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ­— Paul Tournier

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Roy T. Bennett

“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

“Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” — Michelle Obama

“Successful people often exude confidence — it’s obvious that they believe in themselves and what they’re doing. It isn’t their success that makes them confident, however. The confidence was there first.” — Travis Bradberry

“How strongly you believe you really can will play the biggest part in determining if you actually will.” — Lorri Faye

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” — David J. Schwartz

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

“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

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” — Chris Evert

“If you are to succeed in life, you must believe that you can succeed. That self-belief lifts you up.” — Benjamin Kofi Quansah

“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Brian Tracy

“I’ve studied the lives of the 20th century’s great businessmen and concluded self-confidence was instrumental in all their success.” — Alex Spanos

“If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” — Katy Perry

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” — T. Harv Eker

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” — Henry Ford

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

“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.” — Jason Day

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” — William Hazlitt

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” — Mark Twain

“Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.” — Jerry West

Quotes About Confidence and Self-Esteem

“Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.” — Sheri L. Drew

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

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

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­— Maya Angelou

“Always be yourself — express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

“Self respect, self worth, and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” — Rob Liano

“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

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison

“One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.” — John Gielgud

Quotes About Confidence and Courage

“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

“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” — Charles Stanley

“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 Jonas

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” — Mark Twain

“You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” — Gabby Douglas

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” — Brené Brown

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louise May Alcott

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

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” — Elbert Hubbard

“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.” — Al Neuharth

“Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” — John Dewey

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” — Peter T. McIntyre

Quotes About Confidence and Beauty

“Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.” — Ciara

“Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself.” — Kiesza

“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white — dramatic. You have to be strong.” —Catherine Zeta-Jones

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” — Blake Lively

“Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.” — Sabrina Carpenter

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

“Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

Quotes About Confidence and Haters

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

“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” — Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Confidence is not, ‘They will like me’. Confidence instead is, ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.” — Christina Grimmie

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” — Zig Ziglar

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” — C. Joybell C.

“Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.” — Jo Blackwell-Preston

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” — Frederick Douglass

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” — Sally Field

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

“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” ­— Tim Gunn

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

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” — Jodi Picoult

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” — Tyra Banks

“We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.” — Robert Breault

Confidence Quotes for Her

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

“I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own.” — Jessie J

“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

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

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” — Beyonce

“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” — Lilly Singh

“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are — what others say is irrelevant.” — Nic Sheff

Quotes About Self-Confidence

“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

“If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” — Tim Fargo

“If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.” — Cathy Moriarty

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

“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence my friends will call it.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“Self-belief is not self-centered. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.” — Carla H. Krueger

“Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

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

“Self-assurance reassures others.” — Garry Willis

“I never had confidence — never. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years and years to find out what mine is.” — Peggy Lipton

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” — The Dalai Lama

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” — Cicero

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” — Richard Bach

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

“If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” – unknown

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ” — M. Scott Peck

“It doesn’t matter if thousands of people believe in you, unless You believe in You.” — Maddy Malhotra

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” — Zig Ziglar

“Never be bullied into silence…Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” —Harvey Fierstein

Quotes About Self-Confidence and Happiness

“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

“Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” — Barrie Davenport

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” — E.E. Cummings

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Washington Thurman

Self-Confidence Quotes for Women

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.” -—Roderick Thorp

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — unknown

“It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections –—that’s what makes you unique.” — Hayley Hasselhoff

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

“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

Body Confidence Quotes

“Confidence is one of the sexiest things in guys and girls.” — Danica McKellar

“This confidence is not something that happens overnight. I have been working on it for a long time. I look in the mirror and do affirmations: ‘You are bold. You are brilliant. You are beautiful.’ If my lower pooch is really popping out that day, I look at it and say, ‘Pooch, you are cute!’” — Ashley Graham

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” — Alan Cohen

Short Confidence Quotes

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden

“For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination.” — Jessica Williams

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

“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Along with age comes more confidence, so it kind of works out.” — Leslie Mann

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” — Suzy Kassem

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

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

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” — Zen Shin

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game.” — Jack Nicklaus

“Trust yourself — you know more than you think you do.” — Benjamin Spock

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.” — Mitch Albom

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

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” — Wendy Wasserstein

“Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.” — Nicole Scherzinger

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” — Marcus Garvey

“Put all excuses aside and remember this — you are capable.” — Zig Ziglar

“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.” — unknown

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” ― Ralph Waldo Emmerson

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

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

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“Confidence is like ‘Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.’” — unknown

“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.” — David Storey

“Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“Live from the heart of yourself. Seek to be whole, not perfect.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Think you can and you can do it. Your thoughts are your life.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” — Vince Lombardi

“Believe that you can make your way. Or don’t. Either way, you are right.” — Jennifer Donnelly

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

“Self-confidence is the memory of success.” — David Storey

“Never let success go to your head, and never let failures go to your heart.” — Anthony Joshua

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath

“When you have confidence, you can do anything.” — Sloane Stevens

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” — James Madison

How Do You Build Confidence in Yourself Quotes

“If you are surrounded by your competition and you are outworking these people, outmaneuvering these people, it’s hard not to let your confidence take over. It just builds and builds and builds.” — Conor McGregor

“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

“Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident.” — Elle King

“Confidence comes from discipline and training.” — Robert Kiyosaki

“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 from being prepared.” — John Wooden

“Confidence comes from knowing what you’re doing. If you are prepared for something, you usually do it. If not, you usually fall flat on your face.” — Tom Landry

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“The more you practice tolerating discomfort, the more confidence you’ll gain in your ability to accept new challenges.” — Amy Morin

“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

“Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.” — Michelle Obama

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

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something…hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” — Roger Staubach

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” — Robert Downey Jr.

“For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum.” — Floyd Patterson

“For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.” — Aaron Rodgers

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” — Diane Arbus

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” — Rosalynn Carter

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

“People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.” — Jack Canfield

“There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate.” — Jillian Michaels

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” — Lucille Ball

”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

“The longer you spend in inner dialogue with negative thoughts, the more powerful they become. So be on the lookout for any thoughts that tell you you’re not good enough or can’t do something. And the second you recognize those thoughts, swat them out of your mind.” — Deb Preston

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

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.” — Tamara Taylor

“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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General Quotes for Confidence

“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

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” — Laozi

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay

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

“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.” — François de La Rochefoucauld

“Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.” — Cicero

“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities; arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.” — Stewart Stafford

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

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

“I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day.” — Lynn Good

“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

“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.” ­— Marie Curie

“You’ve got to put in the work. And you’ve got to play with confidence. You’ve got to believe in yourself.” — Paul Pierce

“Stop thinking you’re doing it all wrong. Your path doesn’t look like anybody else’s because it can’t, it shouldn’t, and it won’t.” — Eleanor Brownn

“Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.” — Vanessa Hudgens

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” — Lou Holtz

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

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ­­— Bernard Baruch

“Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” — Jessica Williams

“A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” — The Dalai Lama

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

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” — Rumi

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anne Freud

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

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” — Bruce Barton

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“It’s not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself.” — Richard Monckton Milnes

“Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else. It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.” — unknown

“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

“Never let success get to your head; never let failures get to your heart.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

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


How can I use these quotes to boost my confidence?

After reviewing these quotes for confidence, write down the 5-10 quotes (or more if you’d like!) that most resonate with you. Put them somewhere you’ll see them often, whether on your bathroom mirror, hanging on the fridge, or at your desk at work. You could even set them as your home screen on your phone!

Make a practice of reading these phrases aloud several times a day, preferably first thing in the morning, last thing before going to bed, and a time or two between. Using these phrases as your daily affirmations will help to rewire your neural pathways into naturally confident patterns. Check out the science behind daily positive affirmations here!

You can also use these quotes for in-the-moment confidence boosts. Read through them before your big presentation at work, a nerve-wracking social gathering, or even before kicking off that hard conversation you’ve been dreading.

What is the most powerful quote?

The most powerful quote from the quotes for confidence above will always be the quote that most deeply resonates with and inspires you. A personal connection with a quote will always deepen its impact and power to inspire change. That means the most powerful quote for confidence will be different for everyone.

What is self-confidence? 

You might have noticed that I separated quotes for confidence and quotes for self-confidence! Wondering what the difference is?

Merriam-Webster defines confidence as “a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something.” Conversely, it defines self-confidence as “confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities.” That means you have confidence that you can succeed at a particular task, but self-confidence that you are inherently powerful and able. 

What is “inspiring confidence”?

To inspire confidence means that your words, actions, and example inspire other people to feel confident in you. Some of the quotes above suggest that your own self-confidence will naturally inspire confidence and even enable and encourage others to develop their own self-confidence.

What else can I do to have more confidence?

There are all kinds of mental and physical tricks, and even practical actions you can take to build your confidence! Be sure to check out How to Have More Confidence | 15 Brilliant Tricks to Feel Like a Boss for tricks you can start using today!

Want to weigh in on these quotes for confidence? Or maybe you have a favorite quote that we missed? Be sure to sound off in the comments!

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