Confidence Quotations

Confidence can be as strong as steel girders or as fragile as a newly opened blossom.

Some people have it spades and never lose it, whatever fate seems to throw at them. Others appear confident, skilled at hiding the turmoil in their mind, but could do with a boost every now and then.

For me, confidence quotations like the ones listed here are that boost.

When you're starting your own business, especially if you spent the first twenty years of your career in the safety of a paid job, confidence is a tool you cannot do without.

It helps you face tasks outside your comfort zone, guides you through mistakes and failures and stops you from becoming complacent.

These are some of my all-time favourite confidence quotations, words I turn to when my confidence needs a little extra help.

I'm sure you'll recognise many of the author's names - and I hope the words lift your spirits like they do mine.

My All-Time Favourite Confidence Quotations

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Henry Ford

You are a product of your environment.... Are the things around you helping you towards success? Or are they holding you back?"
W. Clement Stone

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God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.
Author Unknown

Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools...but they must be kept to a minimum.
Jeffrey Immelt

Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy.
Jim Rohn

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Steve Jobs

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Lauren Bacall

We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud

If I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. Either that or a scented candle.
David Nicholls

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

Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
Author Unknown

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
W.C. Fields

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Richard Kline

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