“The sensation or conviction that one can rely on someone or something; strong trust,” according to the definition.
When we have faith in people, we know and trust that they will deliver on their promises.
Self-assurance is essential for both physical and psychological wellness. When you believe in yourself, you’re more likely to attempt new things, commit your time and energy to meaningful tasks, make healthy lifestyle choices, and cultivate healthy relationships.
Many of us have challenges with our self-esteem. It’s impossible not to compare ourselves to others in this age of social media. We may lack self-confidence, in speaking in public, or in meeting new people, causing us to worry that we will not be taken seriously or that we will not establish new friends or find a significant partner.
But the good news is that there are a variety of things we can do to assist raise our self-esteem. There are many strategies to increase faith in ourselves, from taking better care of the body to writing, quitting social media, and reading confidence-boosting phrases.
150+ Top Confidence Building Quotes
It’s time to start improving our confidence levels now that we know what some of the worlds great and good have described confidence as!
Confidence entails believing in yourself, being at ease with who you are, and appreciating your value.
The way you show yourself to the world changes when you are confident. People have faith in you. You’re more likely to succeed at business, in sports, or in other endeavors.
Furthermore, how you present yourself might have a significant impact on the new prospects that present themselves.
These quotes are all about gaining self-assurance and adopting a “get up and go for it” attitude.
Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.___Robert Staubach
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.___Blake Lively
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.― Bernard M. Baruch
You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.― Olin Miller
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.― Bertrand Russell
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
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.___Cicero
Confidence is a very fragile thing.___Joe Montana
In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.___Carter G. Woodson
When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.___Jason Day
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.― Paulo Coelho
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.___William Hazlitt
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.___Vince Lombardi
When you have confidence, you can do anything.___Sloane Stevens
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. – Mark Twain
Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!― Mark A. Cooper
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.___Martin Luther
Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.___Ciara
Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.___Jerry West
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.____George Herbert
Confidence comes from discipline and training.___Robert Kiyosaki
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
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.― Roy T. Bennett
Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.___Stewart Stafford
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.– Peter T. McIntyre
Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.___Rosabeth Moss Kanter
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.___Joe Namath
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.___Stan Smith
Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.___Diane Von Furstenberg
With confidence, you have won before you have started.– Marcus Garvey
If you don’t have any confidence, you’re not going to do anything.___Stefon Diggs
Accept who you are; and revel in it.― Mitch Albom
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.― Coco Chanel
A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.― Mae West
Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb.___Amy Lee
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.___James Madison
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. – Richard Kline
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.___Lao Tzu
Never dull your shine for somebody else.― Tyra Banks
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.― Michel de Montaigne
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.― Carlos Castaneda
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?― Eleanor Roosevelt
A great man is always willing to be little.― Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.___Eleanor Roosevelt
Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.___Barbra Streisand
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.― Shannon L. Alder
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. – Eleanor Roosevelt
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.― Marianne Williamson
I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish.― Martha Stewart
A fit body gives you confidence. And there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you’ll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.____Virat Kohli
Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.― Peter V. Brett
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.___Norman Vincent Peale
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. – Wendy Wasserstein
Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.___Jessica Williams
The only power that exists is inside ourselves.― Anne Rice
I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.___Jane Fonda
Find what makes you feel comfortable. The confidence you wear your clothes in is what’s really going to shine.___Hayley Hasselhoff
The level of confidence women are able to build in women-only groups is important.___Mae Jemison
If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. – Katy Perry
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’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.__Eddie Murphy
I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day.___Lynn Good
For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum.___Floyd Patterson
Confidence comes from knowing what you’re doing. If you are prepared for something, you usually do it. If not, you usually fall flat on your face.___Tom Landry
Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.___Michelle Obama
I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.____Priyanka Chopra Jonas
For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.___Aaron Rodgers
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. – Lillian Helman
You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.___Gabby Douglas
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. – Rosalynn Carter
There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate.___Jillian Michaels
Successful people often exude confidence – it’s obvious that they believe in themselves and what they’re doing. It isn’t their success that makes them confident, however. The confidence was there first.___Travis Bradberry
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.___Henry Ford
For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination.___Jessica Williams
Along with age comes more confidence, so it kind of works out.___Leslie Mann
When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far. – Diego Maradona
Confidence is one of the sexiest things in guys and girls.___Danica McKellar
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.___Arnold Palmer
Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident.___Elle King
I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own.___Jessie J
Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.___Nicole Scherzinger
If you are surrounded by your competition and you are outworking these people, outmaneuvering these people, it’s hard not to let your confidence take over. It just builds and builds and builds. – Conor McGregor
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.___Marie Curie
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.___Zig Ziglar
Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.___Vanessa Hudgens
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.__Thomas Carlyle
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
It takes a lot for you to find your confidence, but you shouldn’t let someone else be the person to find it for you.___Justine Skye
Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.___David Storey
A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. – Dalai Lama
It is undeniably true that self-assurance is appealing. A person who believes in themselves and what they are doing is far more appealing than someone who hides on the sidelines, hoping no one notices them.
There is a thin line, though, between exuberance.
“The ideal form of confidence is like a classical virtue: it strikes the “golden mean” between self-doubt and arrogance, allowing a person to embody his or her excellent attributes without bragging about them,” according to Psychology Today.
While some of us are naturally quieter and less open than others, that doesn’t mean we can’t work on improving our self-assurance. These quotes are all about gaining self-assurance, addressing your fears, and moving forward anyway.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud
I never had confidence – never. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years and years to find out what mine is.___Peggy Lipton
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.___Marcus Garvey
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.___Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.___Benjamin Spock
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.___Lao Tzu
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.____Marianne Williamson
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.___E.E. Cummings
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. – Bruce Lee
I’ve studied the lives of the 20th century’s great businessmen and concluded self-confidence was instrumental in all their success.___Alex Spanos
Self-confidence is the memory of success. – David Storey
It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique.___Hayley Hasselhoff
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.___Brian Tracy
Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.___Cathy Moriarty
With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.___Dalai Lama
You’ve got to put in the work. And you’ve got to play with confidence. You’ve got to believe in yourself.___Paul Pierce
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.____Samuel Johnson
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.___Michael Jordan
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.____Golda Meir
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.___Dale Carnegie
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.___Vincent Van Gogh
It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.___Oprah Winfrey
Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.___Christopher Robin
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.___Arthur Ashe
You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserves your love and affection. – Buddha
Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.____Sheri L. Drew
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.___Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.___Mark Victor Hansen
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.___Alan Cohen
Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.___Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.___Alan Cohen
Believing in yourself is a significant element of becoming and feeling confident. It all starts with you: self-esteem, self-worth, self-respect, and self-love.
For many people, believing in themselves and having the courage to live the life they’ve always dreamed is the ultimate objective. A thousand-mile journey, on the other hand, begins with a single step. Start small if self-confidence in your abilities, traits, and judgement isn’t something comes naturally to you.
Make an effort to try something new.
Getting off the couch to go for a run, making friends with a stranger you pass every day, volunteering for a good cause, or even launching a new business…It’s not necessary to get it right the first time. What important is that you stay the course and believe in yourself.
These quotations are all about gaining self-confidence and appreciating and embracing yourself for who you are.
Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.___Jo Blackwell-Preston
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.___Roderick Thorp
If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.___Anonymous
Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will. – Venus Williams
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.___Mark Twain
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.___T. Harv Eker
Self respect, self worth, and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.___Rob Liano
The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.___Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you think you can then you can. – Stephen Richards
Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.___Rasheed Ogunlaru
Believe that you can make your way. Or don’t. Either way, you are right.___Jennifer Donnelly
When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve. – Roy T. Bennett
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.___Lucille Ball
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.___C. Joybell C.
Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.___Lilly Singh
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.___John Joseph Powell
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.___David J. Schwartz
Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.___Alysha Speer
It doesn’t matter if thousands of people believe in you, unless You believe in You. – Maddy Malhotra
The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself.What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it’s your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who’s not full of hate, who’s able to smile and be carefree. So that’s who I have to be.___C. Joybell C.
Never let success go to your head, and never let failures go to your heart.___Anthony Joshua
We established most of our self-beliefs during our childhood, but they were based on our limited understanding of the world around us. They are either flawed or have become outdated. We can’t take these beliefs at face value anymore.___Yong Kang Chan
Self-belief is not self-centred. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.___Carla H. Krueger
How strongly you believe you really can will play the biggest part in determining if you actually will.___Lorri Faye