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The decision destroyed my confidence, which has always been fragile. I need people to support and back me and I was mentally broken by being left out by England.
Robin Smith

And so with that spirit of confidence in our step and with that prayer in our heart, let us now quicken our pace to the victory that awaits us!
Perry Christie

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

That extra confidence that I got from San Jose helped me [on beating Schuttler from a set and 5-3 down]
Andrew Murray

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

England's main problem [in rugby] is they lack confidence. If you don't have confidence, you have no ambition, and it's very difficult to play without any ryhthm. [on 2006 performance]
Jonathan Davies

We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
Jacob Bronowski

You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
Chris Evert

Whatever the true cause of the government's baffling support for Sir Ian Blair, the public can have no confidence while he is in charge that the Met can be replied upon to keep them safe. That is why, once again, he must go.
Melanie Phillips

There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
Tacitus

Hopefully that will prepare the boys well as well as thay can be for a long season - we've got a strong squad and there's confidence in the camp
Simon Jones

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Samuel Johnson

Part of the problem is that he lacks confidence. He is nervous[on Gordon Brown]
Charles Clarke

Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Joe Montana

Confidence in conversation has a greater share than wit
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Benedict Spinoza

I didn't play regularly because I was injured and when I did play I didn't get a run in my best position. I never felt any confidence from Stuart Pearce last year. It is why, even when I was on the pitch, I was not the real Antoine Sibierski
Antoine Sibierski

I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch
John Malkovich

It's one of the reasons [professional politicians] why people's confidence in the electoral system has declined so much. They have all become shadowy political creatures
Geoffrey Howe

Hi. I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such self help tapes as 'Smoke yourself thin' and 'Get some confidence, Stupid!'
Troy McClure

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Franklin D Roosevelt

A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
Epicurus

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
Francis Atterbury

The national identity card scheme will give people confidence, convenience and security in an increasingly vital aspect ofmodern life - proving and protecting their identity. [He didn't say how]
David Blunkett

He's playing with lots of confidence and no mistakes and holds his concentration all the time [on Roger Federer]
Juan Carlos Ferrero

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Marcus Garvey

It is a lack of confidence in our systems of control that can foster bigotry.
Charles Clarke

The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ball club - he doesn't try to do it all himself.
Burleigh Grimes

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences.
Thornton Wilder

It was the timing in my life. I got a lot out of doing Rollergirl. I've gotten a lot from every director, but, psychologically, that role gave me a lot of confidence. [On her Boogie Nights role]
Heather Graham

There's no such thing as lack of confidence. You either have it or you don't.
Rob Andrew

In the target seats we have been going like a bomb and there is a great deal of confidence. I think there's going to be a great deal of regional variation throughout the UK.
Sir Menzies Campbell

We have got to have a leadership that has the confidence of the whole party that is attractive in putting forward our policies.
Michael Foster

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

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Vincent T Lombardi

There are few mortals so insensible that their affections cannot he gained by mildness, their confidence by sincerity, their hatred by scorn or neglect
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.
William Pitt

I am concerned about a society that has demonstrably lost confidence in its institutions, in the government, in the press, in the church, in the military - as well as in business.
George Cabot

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

There is one child in every classroom who thinks that they know it all, well you should tell them that they don't but admire their confidence!
Alfred Griswold

I'm now in the semis this year and I have a little more confidence and I hope to win [on reaching Oz Open semis, 06]
David Nalbandian

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
Diane Arbus

It is simply not consistent with either my character or my confidence in my God-given athletic ability to cheat in any way.
Justin Gatlin

All strikers need goals, the confidence of a striker when they score is right up there and it's the opposite when they don't
Sven Goran Eriksson

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
Andre Maurois

In the space of one delivery so much had changed. My confidence was sky-high. I was pumped up and rock'n'rolling.
Shane Warne

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Pierre Corneille

Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. More than anything... it calls for confidence in oneself... And how can we generate this imponderable quality most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.
Virginia Woolf

He needs a bit of an adrenaline surge in the balls to give him confidence
Willie Thorne



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