Inspirational Quotes About Confidence

Do you struggle with confidence? From time to time we all suffer from low confidence and self-esteem.

One setback or bad experience can affect our confidence in profound ways.  We beat ourselves up.  We start second guessing our decisions.

With time self-confidence can be rebuilt or destroyed.  It all depends on the view of ourselves and what we’ve been through.

If you’re struggling to keep your self-esteem up take a look at these inspirational quotes about confidence!

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

-~Eleanor Roosevelt

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

~Maya Angelou

inspirational quotes about 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”


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

~The Dalai Lama

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do that which we think we cannot”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

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It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it”

~Lillian Hellman

“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”

~Mahatama Gandhi

“Accept who you are; and revel in it”

~Mitch Albom

inspirational quotes about confidence

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

~Eleanor Roosevelt

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

~Helen Keller

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

~Helen Keller

“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
“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

“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

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

~Bruce Lee

inspirational quotes about confidence

“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

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

~Arthur Ashe

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

~Christopher Robin

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

~Sally Field

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

~Anne Freud

“With confidence, you have won before you have started”

~Marcus Garvey

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”

~Oscar Wilde

“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

“Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being”

~Michel de Montaigne

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings”

~Samuel Johnson

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity”

~William Hazlitt

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


“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence”

~Vince Lombardi

“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.

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

~Joe Namath

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself”

~Harvey Fierstein

“Never let success get to your head; never let failures get to your heart”

~Ziad K. Abdelnour, financier and activist

“Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess”

~Sabrina Carpenter

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

~David Storey

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

~Carla H. Krueger

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

“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

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it”

~J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“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

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality”

~Dr. Roopleen

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

~E.E. Cummings

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

~Marcus Aurelius

“She remembered who she was and the game changed”

~Lalah Delia

“If my mind can conceive it,
My heart can believe it,
I know I can achieve it!”

~Jesse Jackson

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

~Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle”

~James Surowiecki


“In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves”

~Terry Goodkind

“Once you feel nice about yourself, you have planted the first seed to develop self-confidence”

~Stephen Richards

“Stop comparing yourself with others. If they are good at something, you too are good at something else. Self-confidence is not measured by your own capabilities versus that of others, but by your own needs”

~Stephen Richards

“When you express “purity” which is the truth about yourself, you feel a love for yourself that is expressed by self-respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence!”

~Dr. Tae Yun Kim

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