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

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

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

Most frequently we make confidants from vanity, a love of talking, a wish to win the confidence of others, and to make an exchange of secrets
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

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

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

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Pierre Corneille

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

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

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

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
Robert Hughes

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
Sigmund Freud

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

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.
Jack Welch

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

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

They're playing with a lot more confidence - there's no doubt about that. They are more match aware [on England]
Glenn McGrath

When I see all my legs out, I have confidence. I look at my muscles and they look big and I feel strong. With big shorts, I can't see my muscles at all.
Paolo Di Canio

A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.
Vivica Fox

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

It's great that we're having all this success in the Champions League and we always have confidence in European games.
Dirk Kuyt

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

It is not credible for a party leader to have the passive support of the wider membership without first ensuring that he has the confidence of the vast majority if not the whole of his parliamentary colleagues
Andrew George

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

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

I thought that Mike Ruddock had had a wonderful run last year - the first Welsh Grand Slam in 27 years. He'd taken it on another couple of stages and he'd got the full confidence not just of the Welsh rugby team but also the Welsh nation.
Ian Robertson

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

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

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington

Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people
Philip Andrew Adams

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

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno

I have got a lot more confidence after winning against guys like Hewitt and Roddick
Andrew Murray

Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.
Arnold Palmer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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