Confidence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old confidence quotes, confidence sayings, and confidence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.      

Hanoch McCarty

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.     

Edmund Hillary

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.

Richard Kline

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.     


Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.     

Avril Lavigne

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.

Pietro Aretino

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.     

Author Unknown

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter

With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.     

Author Unknown

There is nothing more attractive than confidence, once you see your own beauty, so will everyone else.     

Author Unknown

Confidence is not achieved overnight. It can be achieved by learning from mistakes, it can be achieved by learning from experience.     

Dr Anil Kr Sinha

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

William Shedd

They can do all because they think they can.


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.     

Henry S. Haskins

Confidence is something you acquire in yourself by believing in self ability with courage and conviction.     

Anil Sinha

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.     

Zig Ziglar