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Believe In Yourself! 50 Self Confidence Quotes To Live By

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Self confidence quotes can help you believe in yourself by inspiring you to overcome your fears and insecurities. These quotes about confidence are dedicated to you.

Self-confidence, high self-esteem, and a general belief in your abilities are essential for living a happy and successful life.

More than that, they are necessary for your self-actualization and overall fulfillment.

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Shaped and honed by our experiences, self-confidence can be loosely defined as the ability to trust yourself and your capabilities in reaching your goals. It can be felt and sensed almost instantly by others and is what motivates us to take action and overcome our fears in the face of uncertainty.

The more confident you are, the more motivated you will be to face and overcome life’s challenges.

But don’t confuse confidence with arrogance. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance that comes from appreciating and believing in yourself and your abilities, while arrogance is basically having an exaggerated sense of your importance or abilities.

Arrogant people believe they are better than others, even when they’re not, and act accordingly.

As someone who once went through life with crippling low self-confidence, I can honestly say that one of the biggest turning points for my recovery was surprisingly reading self confidence quotes from people I admire.

Together with visualization, meditation and self-affirmations, motivational quotes about confidence have allowed me to face and overcome my fears and insecurities. They have made me a better person, and I believe they can do the same for you.

If you want to increase your confidence like I did, read this helpful guide on how to be confident.

I also want to share with the most powerful self confidence quotes that inspired me to become a better version of myself, in hopes of inspiring you to spark your inner self-confidence and reach your true potential.

57 Best Self Confidence Quotes – Believe In Yourself!

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Believe in yourself quotes will help you develop a positive mindset.

This is a collection of history’s best quotes about confidence. Read them, remember them, and retell them:

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

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Suzy Kassem

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

Christopher Robin

To anyone that ever told you you’re no good… They’re no better.

Hayley Williams

You were born to be real, not to be perfect.


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

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

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

Lao Tzu

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

Wayne Dyer

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

Jason Day

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

Maxwell Maltz

Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. 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

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

Andre Dubus

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

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

David Storey

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

Peter T. Mcintyre

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Dr. Robert Anthony

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Sir Edmund Hillary

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

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.

Nathaniel Branden

Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad and I will show you a guy you can beat every time.

Rene Auberjonis

I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.

Stephen Curry

“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

If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.


If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Marcus Garvey

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.

Henry Ford

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

Dr. Benjamin Spock

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.”

Zig Ziglar

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

With confidence, you have won before you have started.

Marcus Garvey

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

Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?

Brigham Young

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Robert Morley

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Tina Fey

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

If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.

Wayne Dyer

Your desire for what you want just has to be greater than your fear of it. That’s all.

Neil Strauss

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. 


Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart. 

Steve Jobs

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.

Blake Lively

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

Joe Namath

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

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 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

Believe In Yourself Quotes: Things To Remember

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Self-confidence is the key to success and happiness.

I hope these self confidence quotes helped you believe in yourself, even if just a little.

Confidence is one of the most important traits in achieving a happy and successful life. It let’s you believe in your abilities and motivates you to take action in the face of fear and uncertainty.

If you have low self confidence like I once did, don’t worry. Confidence is something that can be developed and honed. With the help of visualization, meditation, self-affirmations, and quotes about confidence, you can indeed learn how to be more confident.

Just take action to become a better you! Trust in your capabilities and in yourself… for the sake of your happiness, success and fulfillment.

Now it’s your turn! Share your favorite self-confidence quotes in the comments below, and let us know what you are doing to become more confident.

Written By

Kwame Owusu is a personal development coach and the founder of Too Manly. He holds an MBA from a top business school and is committed to helping men all around the world look, feel and live the prime of their life.



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