Confidence Quotes

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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Arthur Ashe

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

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

Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.
George Marshall

National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
Kofi Annan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

His great trick was making the game simple, supplying players with the confidence and self-belief of Muhammad Ali [on Brian Clough]
John McGovern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Joe Montana

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

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

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love the confidence that makeup gives me
Tyra Banks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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