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Building confidence can take time and a little help.

Self confidence quotes are a powerful tool to inspire self-confidence, getting you on track to being the best possible version of yourself.

This post contains over 240 of the most powerful self confidence quotes in existence, from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lao Tzu and Marie Curie, giving you the boost you’ll need in times of difficulty – so sit back, relax and feel your confidence grow…

Self Confidence Quotes
Self Confidence Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt

1.  “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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

2. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

3. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”

4. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

5. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

6. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

7. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

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Helen Keller

8. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”

9. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Norman Vincent Peale

10. “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.”

11. “First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.”

12. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”

Self Confidence Quotes
Self Confidence Quotes

David Storey

13. “Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.”

14. “Self-confidence is the memory of success.”

Lao Tzu

15. “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.”

16. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

18. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

19. “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”

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

21. “If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.”

Michel de Montaigne

22. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

23. “I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”

24. “Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.”

Marcus Garvey

25. “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”

26. “Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.”

27. “If you haven’t confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”

Self Confidence Quotes
Self Confidence Quotes

Marie Curie

28. “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.”

29. “First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.”

30. “The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace.”

31. “Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.”

32. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Mark Twain

33. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

34. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

35. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

36. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

Golda Meir

37. “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.”

38. “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”

39. “You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”

Coco Chanel

40. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

41. “The most courageous act is still to think of yourself. Aloud.”

42. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

43. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

Dale Carnegie

44. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

45. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions it is governed by our mental attitude.”

46. “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.”

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Self Confidence Quotes

Michael Jordan

47. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”

48. “Always turn a negative into a positive situation.”

49. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

Vince Lombardi

50. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”

51. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

52. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

Katy Perry

53. “If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.”

54. “I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.”

55. “Find out what your gift is and nurture it.”

Dalai Lama

56. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”

57. “With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”

Theodore Roosevelt

58. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

59. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

60. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

Brian Tracy

61. “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.”

62. “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”

63. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.”

Cicero

64. “Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.”

65. “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.”

Zig Ziglar

66. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”

67. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”

68. “Put all excuses aside and remember this – you are capable.”

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Self Confidence Quotes

Maverick Mindsets Favourites 69 - 82

69. “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”

Peter T. Mcintyre

70. “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

71. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

Mahatama Gandhi

72. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”

Henry Ford

73. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” 

George Washington

74. “Arrogance is loud, confidence is quiet.”
James Pierce

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

76. “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

77. “Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense. Make up your mind, you’ll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.”
Douglas Bader

78. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
Sophia Loren

79. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”
Venus Williams

80. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

Oscar Wilde

81. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Buddha

82. “Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.”
Ciara

Self Confidence Quotes
Self Confidence Quotes

Maverick Mindsets Favourites 83 - 98

83.  “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” 

Louise May Alcott

84. “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

85. “Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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

87. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” 

88. “Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” -Michelle Obama
Sir Edmund Hillary

89. “You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.”
Ken Kesey

90. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay

91. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
Brigham Young

92. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.”

93. ”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”

94. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”
Wayne Dyer

95. “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
Joe Namath

96. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

97. “Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”
Marcus Aurelius

98. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
Tina Fey

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Self Confidence Quotes

Maverick Mindsets Favourites 99 - 122

99. “Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”
Richard Bach

100. “Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.”

101. “Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.”

Mignon McLaughlin

102. “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”

Truman Capote

103. “Kindness in words creates confidence.”

Laozi

104. “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

105. “It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.”

Samuel Johnson

106. “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”

William Hazlitt

107. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.”

Tyra Banks

108. “Control your own destiny or someone else will.”

Jack Welch

109. “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.”
James Baldwin

110. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” 

111. “She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.”

Anais Nin

112. “You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” 

Chris Evert

113. “Always be yourself–express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

114. “Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem.”

Bruce Lee

115. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

116. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

Rumi

117. “Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”

Barrie Davenport

118. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

David Brinkley

119. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

120. “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.”

Harv Eker

121. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” 

Robert Anthony

122. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 

Christopher Robin

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Self Confidence Quotes

Maverick Mindsets Favourites 123 - 146

123. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.”

Sally Field

124. “The confidence which we have in ourselves give birth to much of that which we have in others.” 

125. “Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.”

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

126. “Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something … hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”                      Roger Staubach

127. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

Thomas Edison

128. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

Anne Freud

129. “You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” 

Tim Gunn

130. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”

Robert Downey Jr.

131. “Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”
Virgil Thomson

132. “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

133. “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

134. “Confidence is courage at ease.”
Daniel Maher

135. “Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.”
Thomas A. Bennett

136. “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
Unknown

137. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”
Maya Angelou

138. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
Malcolm S. Forbes

139. “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

140. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Benjamin Spock

141. “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

142. “I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.”
Allen H. Neuharth

143. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

144. “I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.”
Lucille Ball

145. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
Jodi Picoult

146. “Courage is the birthplace of confidence.”
Debbie Millman

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Self Confidence Quotes

Maverick Mindsets Favourites 147 - 169

147. “Confidence comes from discipline and training.”
Robert Kiyosaki

148. “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
Karen E. Quinones Miller

149. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”

Scott Peck

150. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

Harvey Fierstein

151. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

C.G. Jung

152. ”It’s not the lack of ability or opportunity that holds you back; it is only a lack of confidence in yourself.”

Richard Monckton Milnes

153. “Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.”
Jerry West

154. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J. M. Barrie

155. “In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.”
Carter G. Woodson

156. “The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.”
James Allen

157. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
E.E. Cummings

158. “When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.”
Jason Day

159. “The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.”
James Madison

160. “Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident.”
Elle King

161. “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

162. “The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.”

163. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”
Charles Dickens

164. “Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.”
Richard Kline

165. “As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.”
Nic Sheff

166. “I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.”
Eddie Murphy

167. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
Ayn Rand

168. 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

169. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”
Carrie Fisher

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Self Confidence Quotes

Maverick Mindsets Favourites 170 - 191

170. “One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause.”
Robert Brault

171. “Confidence is a very fragile thing.”

Joe Montana

172. “There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.”
Orison Swett Marden

173. “I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself.”
Madonna

174. “Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs

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

176. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

177. “Don’t say, “If I could, I would”. Say, “If I can, I will”.”
Jim Rohn

178. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
Bell Hooks

179. “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”
Stan Smith

180. “Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.”
George Herbert

181. “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.”
Arnold Palmer

182. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

183. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”
Rob Liano

184. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
William James

185. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anaïs Nin

186. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
Muhammad Ali

187. “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

188. “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

189. “People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.”

Jack Canfield

190. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”

Epicurus

191. “Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”
K.T. Witten

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Maverick Mindsets Favourites 192 - 216

192. “Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.”
Sophocles

193. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

194. “Her grandmother had once told her that one of life’s best lessons was not being afraid to look foolish — to just ask the question.”
Melissa Senate

195. “When you have confidence, you can do anything.”
Sloane Stevens

196. “Embrace today, discard yesterday and have confidence in tomorrow.”
Tim Fargo

197. “Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should be. They become very self-abusive, and they use other people to abuse themselves as well.”
Miguel Ruiz

198. “Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.”
James Surowiecki

199. “If you don’t have any confidence, you’re not going to do anything.”
Stefon Diggs

200. “Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.”
Avril Lavigne

201. “I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.”
Jane Fonda

202. “Your fears of the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse.”
Robert Greene

203. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
Brené Brown

204. “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

205. “What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.”
Henry David Thoreau

206. “People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

207. “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.”
Jessica Williams

208. “If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.”

Abraham Lincoln

209. “Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.”

210. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

Roy T. Bennett

211. ”The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”

William Jennings Bryan

212. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.”
Wendy Wasserstein

213. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
Bob Moawad

214. “Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
Walt Disney

215. “Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised.”
Jada Pinkett Smith

216. “There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate.”
Jillian Michaels

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Maverick Mindsets Favourites 217 - 245

217. “Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

218. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot

219. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”
Queen Latifah

220. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.”’
Blake Lively

221. “Find what makes you feel comfortable. The confidence you wear your clothes in is what’s really going to shine.”

Hayley Hasselhoff

222. The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.”

Elbert Hubbard

223. “Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.” Erich Fromm

224. “One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.”

John Gielgud

225. “Humor comes from self-confidence.”

Rita Mae Brown

226. “The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.”

Kurt Hanks

227. “We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.”

Robert Breault

228. “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”

Nora Roberts

229. “We are always the same age inside. ”
Gertrude Stein

230. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”

Benjamin Disraeli

231. “Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.”

John Dewey

232. “Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.”
Sabrina Carpenter

233. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” 

Bernard Baruch

234. “It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.” 

Lillian Hellman

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

Paul Tournier

236. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

Paulo Coelho

237. “It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.”
Voltaire

238. “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”
Albert Einstein

239. “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”
Malcolm Muggeridge

240. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”
Mary Kay Ash

241. “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.”

Lou Holtz

242. “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
Charles Bukowski

243. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

John Wooden

244. “I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”
Edgar Allan Poe

245. “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 light from within.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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