Confidence Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I believe it is wrong to undermine public safety, and indeed public confidence in the concept of human rights, by allowing highly dangerous criminals and terrorists to trump the rights of the people of Britain to live in security and peace
David Cameron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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