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57 Powerful Self Confidence Quotes To Inspire You

Reading self confidence quotes changed my life — The biggest lesson I have learned in life is that self confidence, high self-esteem and belief in your abilities are 3 of the most important things you must have if you want to be successful and live a happy, content life. When I was younger, having low self confidence was something I used to really struggle with. I used to doubt myself and I always used to overthink about what other people might think or say. Instead of following my intuition or my heart, my mind was always too focused on the comments and suggestions of others and it really affected my day to day life and my mental health.

The voice inside of me always told me that I shouldn’t care about with others think and that I should trust myself. But for some reason, I could never snap myself out of this self-deprecating, low self confidence loop. I tried many things to boost my self confidence: I read books and I listened to podcasts and I even put myself in difficult situations to push myself. But for me, the turning around moment, the spark that changed everything for me was surprisingly reading self confidence quotes from people who I looked up to as my personal heroes. This let me see the situation from a different vantage point and helped me to realize that I’m not alone in this but that before me billions and billions of humans also went through what I’m going through.

The reality is that quotes let you look through the eyes of another person, and they allow you to learn almost instantly what that person might have only learned after a lifetime of experience. Realizing this changed me — That the people I looked up to as heroes, as role models, also faced difficult moments where their confidence was low but that they were able to stay strong, persevere and keep going. This is why I hope to share with you in this post a hand-picked list of 57 self confidence quotes that inspired me so that you may also be inspired, spark your inner self confidence and reach your true potential.

Here are 57 of my favorite self confidence quotes for you to read, remember and retell:

  1. Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished. – Prophet Muhammad
  2. 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
  3. Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear. – Norman Vincent Peale
  4. Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  5. 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. Dew
  6. Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.- Theodore Roosevelt
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  8. 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, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie
  9. One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self confidence is preparation.- Arthur Ashe
  10. 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
  11. Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah
  12. 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
  13. You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. – Zig Ziglar
  14. Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. – David Storey
  15. 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
  16. With the realization of one’s own potential and self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama
  17. 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
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  19. 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
  20. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. – Wendy Wasserstein
  22. Self confidence is the memory of success. – David Storey
  23. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  24. 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
  25. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford
  26. If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – Author Unknown
  27. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan
  28. Confidence is preparation.  Everything else is beyond your control. – Richard Kline
  29. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Dr. Benjamin Spock
  30. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball
  31. Put all excuses aside and remember this – you are capable. – Zig Ziglar
  32. One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe
  33. 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
  34. Your teammates give you confidence. They give me the confidence all year, all postseason.  – LeBron James
  35. If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers
  36. I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott
  37. Nothing builds self-esteem and self confidence like accomplishment. – Thomas Carlyle
  38. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world. –  Harry Palmer
  40. 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
  41. With confidence, you have won before you have started. – Marcus Garvey
  42. Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. – Maxwell Maltz
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. – Robert Morley
  46. Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you. – Jessica Williams
  47. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  48. So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. – Alan Watts
  49. Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey
  50. 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
  51. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. – Brené Brown
  52. 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
  53. Your desire for what you want just has to be greater than your fear of it. That’s all. – Neil Strauss
  54. I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself. – Eddie Murphy
  55. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. – Buddha
  56. Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart. – Steve Jobs
  57. You were born to be real, not to be perfect. – Author Unknown

I hope these self confidence quotes will inspire you and help you to boost you confidence. Are there any self confidence quotes I might have missed that were really helpful on your journey twaords mastering your confidence?  Share them in the comments below so we can all find inspiration from them 🙂

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Elijah Ahmad
Elijah Ahmad

Elijah is a business consultant and part-time freelance author. He enjoys writing articles that provide self-help and are beneficial to all his readers.


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