Confidence Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Pierre Corneille

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you're confident even when you're not. [Wise words from one so young!]
Vanessa Hudgens

Confidence in another man's virtue is no slight evidence of a man's own
Montaigne

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

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



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