Confidence Quotes

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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

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

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

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

I love the confidence that makeup gives me
Tyra Banks

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 conversation has a greater share than wit
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

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



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