CONFIDENCE

is full trust, reliability and assurance in yourself or others.

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”

Paul Bryant (1913-1983);
athletic coach

“Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.”

Theodore Parker (1810-1860);
clergyman, social reformer

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

Anna Freud (1895-1982);
founder of child psychoanalysis

“Our doubts are traitors And makes us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt. --Lucio, Act I, scene iv Measure for Measure (c. 1603) ”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
dramatist, poet

“You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

“What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity.”

Father Andre

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... Regardless of what they say.”

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992);
genetic botanist, Nobel winner

“Until you value yourself you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

M. Scott Peck (1936-2005);
psychiatrist, author

“Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control: These three alone lead life to sovereign power.”

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892);
poet laureate

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce (born 1926);
American author

“Make yourself proud.”

Peter W. Smith

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.”

Alice Walker (born 1944);
Author and activist

“There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.”

Nathaniel Branden

“Respect yourself most of all.”

Pythagorus (582-506);
philosopher, mathematician

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991);
Writer, Cartoonist, Animator

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ”

William Hazlitt (1778-1830);
essayist, literary critic

“If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001);
aviator, author

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

Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock (1903-1998);
pediatrician, educator, writer

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand (1905-1982);
writer, philosopher

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. ”

Mary Kay Ash (1908-2001);
entrepreneur

“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.”

Dogen Zenji (1200-1253);
Buddhist monk, philosopher

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.”

Oprah Winfrey (born 1954);
American television host, publisher

“Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.”

Billie Jean King (born 1943);
tennis player

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

Peter McIntyre (1910-1995);
New Zealand artist and author

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919);
26th U.S. President

“You can't lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”

John Peers American businessman

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself. ”

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887);
clergyman, social reformer

“Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.”

Max L. Forman

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

William Faulkner (1897-1962);
novelist, Nobel Prize winner

“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.”

François Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680);
writer, moralist

“To the world you may be one person, To one person, you may be the world.”

Unknown

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.”

Earl Gray Stevens

“Peace holds within itself trust in the Lord, the trust that He governs all things and provides all things, and that He leads towards an end that is good. ”

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772);
philosopher, scientist, theologian

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Your Comments

always have confidence in yourself and always give compliments to others so they have confidence in themselves too
Essense Toedt 17 days ago from valley center CA

I like it
yani 23 days ago from jurong

Fiquei feliz quando disseram que eu sabia guardar segredo, devemos ajudar e respeitar as pessoas em suas confidencias. I was glad when they said I could keep a secret, we should help and respect people in their confidences.
Anderson 10 months ago from Colatina, ES - Brasil

So inspiring!! I need to work on being confident in my looks, personality, and strenths instead of worrying about my flaws all the time. Confidence really is an important quality to have.
Kelly 11 months ago from America

This site is a great example of God's work in action - I am using this site to have 8th graders create an original inspirational billboard phrase. Thanks
Tina Marie over 2 years ago from LaGrange, IL

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