If we should define self-confidence in a few words, we can refer to it as the ability to trust oneself and one’s capabilities of reaching a goal. It means feeling good about who you are despite external circumstances.
While some people seem to naturally have it, many of us only dream of becoming confident one day. Confidence can be developed and reading a good set of confidence quotes can teach you in an instant something that others have learned in a lifetime.
However, confidence is tricky. A lack of it affects our emotional and mental well-being – it might transform us into pessimists, we’ll have trouble dealing with failure, we’ll experience social anxiety and automatically be more stressed.
On the other hand, there seems to be a fine line between confidence and arrogance, as many of us confuse the two. Arrogance is actually false confidence and it’s usually destructive. There’s nothing wrong with trusting your capabilities; it’s one of the ingredients for success. The problem is creating the impression of being confident – this will only lead to a negative response.
Here are 20 confidence quotes to help you believe in yourself:
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
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
It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.
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
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
– Lucille Ball
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
– Dalai Lama
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
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.
– Venus Williams
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
— Peter T. Mcintyre
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?
— Marianne Williamson
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
– Suzy Kassem
To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better.
— Hayley Williams
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
— Richard Bach
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 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
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.
— Blake Lively