20 Inspiring Quotes on Self-Confidence

While some people appear naturally confident with themselves, most of us are not. Luckily, self-confidence can be developed.

I hope the following 20 quotes on self-confidence can inspire you a little to start developing your self-confidence, so you can create the happiness and success you wish for.


20 Inspiring Quotes on Self-Confidence…

  1. “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ E.E. Cummings
  3. “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
  4. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi
  5. “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
  6. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” ~ Arthur Ashe
  7. “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” ~ Author Unknown
  8. “Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” ~ Bruce Lee
  9. “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
  10. “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 Kübler-Ross
  11. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserves your love and affection.” ~ Buddha
  13. “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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
  14. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  15. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~ Dalai Lama
  16. “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
  17. “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 fulfilment from inside out.” ~ Alan Cohen
  18. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  19. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin
  20. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss


Reflection –

Which quote was your favourite? Do you have any other favourite quotes on self-confidence? Feel free to share the best one(s) you have found below in the comments section.


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  • Shera

    Reply Reply August 25, 2020

    Hey those quotes were really something I wanted to read..a very nice collection of quotes

    • Jane

      Reply Reply September 12, 2020

      Glad you liked them Shera!

  • vijay sharma

    Reply Reply March 19, 2020

    I liked the thought by Dale Carnegie as it gives the solution to the problem also.

    “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.If you want to conquer fear,do not sit at home and think about it.Go out and get busy.”Dale Carnegie.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply March 19, 2020

      Thanks for taking to the time to share Vijay 🙂

    • Sophie

      Reply Reply April 25, 2020

      That was the one I chose too and that’s because inaction resonates with me. What I find fascinating is that the quotes are basically saying the same thing but there are subtle differences in approach. It’s like there’s one door with many paths to it. We each need to get on the path that is right for us, that speaks to us in some way, in order to get to the door.

      • Jane

        Reply Reply April 27, 2020

        Thanks Sophie – yes I agree. A small tweak in a word can be very helpful – the power of language and words 🙂

  • Ramaa

    Reply Reply February 10, 2020

    11. I agree with Eleanor R. We are random thoughts in others’ minds. Not as important as we think we are, to them. Neither are they to us.

  • Aisha

    Reply Reply January 14, 2020

    hi those quotes r pretty amazing but can u tell me when you published them. plz cuz I need it.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply January 15, 2020

      Thanks Aisha – can I ask why you need it?

      • Joey

        Reply Reply March 19, 2020

        Number 17 was really meaningful personally as well

        • Jane

          Reply Reply March 19, 2020

          Glad you like it Joey!

  • Jake

    Reply Reply November 27, 2019

    I really like the last one by Dr. Seuss

    • Jane

      Reply Reply November 28, 2019

      Thanks for letting us know Jake!

  • Charleen.L.C

    Reply Reply November 3, 2019

    i love this one- always remember u r braver than u believe,stronger than u seem and smarter than u think

    • Jane

      Reply Reply November 17, 2019

      Thanks for letting me know Charleen 🙂

  • anirudh

    Reply Reply October 25, 2019

    ya its nice one it raised my confident level and my fev quation is (you are the only person on the earth who can use your ability.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply October 27, 2019

      Thanks for letting us know your favourite!

  • Getuerre

    Reply Reply May 19, 2018

    Nice one to enjoy life from self-confidence!

    • Jane

      Reply Reply May 19, 2018

      Yes it is importance Getuerre!

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