Confidence Proverbs

By | February 1, 2014

Sayings about Confidence

Confidence begets confidence. ~ German Proverb

Whoever does not respect confidence will never find happiness in their path. ~ Traditional Proverb

He helps little that helps not himself. ~ English Proverbs

Many promises impair confidence. ~ Latin Proverb

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~ African Proverb

Do not be excessively timid or excessively confident. ~ Cuban Proverb

Believe that you have it, and you will have it. ~ Latin Proverb

Quotations about Confidence

Saying about confidence

Confidence is the bond of friendship. ~ Publilius Syrus

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor. ~ John Milton

Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning. ~ Hubert Green

People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness. ~ Alan Loy Mcginnis

In a just cause it is right to be confident. ~ Sophocles

Danger breeds best on too much confidence. ~ Pierre Corneille

We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out. ~ Orison Swett Marden

The road to confidence is paved by daily accomplishments. ~ Keith Johnson

Confidence is almost all about perception. Very few people are wholly confident in every area of their life. Those who appear to be so are probably good at acting — with themselves as the audience. ~ Kate Burton & Brinley N. Platts

Confidence… is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. ~ John Dewey

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back. ~ Criss Jami

I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t, who will? ~ Johnny Unitas

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

Confidence always pleases those who receive it. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Hard to feel confident when you’re surrounded by horse-sized wolves. ~ Stephenie Meyer

If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win. ~ Carl Lewis

Lack of confidence is what makes you want to change somebody else’s mind. When you’re OK, you don’t need to convince anyone else in order to empower yourself. ~ Jada Pinkett Smith

Confidence … is the foundation upon which rests the consummation of all Life’s many plans. ~ Edward S. Rogers

The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence. ~ George S. Patton

Surely modesty never hurt any cause; and the confidence of man seems to me to be much like the wrath of man. ~ John Tillotson

Be not confident and affirmative. ~ Jeremy Taylor

Confidence and doubt are like two bulls in a car–either confidence is going to stay or your doubts or insecurities are going to stay, but there is not room for both to remain. ~ Keith Johnson

My last confidence will be like my first. ~ Sextus Aurelius Propertius

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. ~ Ovid

Self-confidence grows on trees, in other people’s orchards. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. ~ Michael O’Brien

Confidence is courage at ease. ~ Daniel Maher

I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations. ~ John McEnroe

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake. ~ Orison Swett Marden

Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could. ~ Roman Polanski

Women who are confident of their abilities are more likely to succeed than those who lack confidence, even though the latter may be much more competent and talented and industrious. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The best way for you to gain confidence is to prepare so well on something … that there can be little chance to fail. ~ Frank Cummins Lockwood

Self-confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk. ~ Jack Gibb

I have always felt like you really don’t have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it. ~ Bill Parcells

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. ~ Rosalynn Carter

Confidence is nowhere safe. ~ Vergl

Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky, it’s because there’s something you don’t know. ~ Eoin Colfer

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

Embrace life, have confidence in yourself, take action. ~ Author Unknown

Confidence is the hinge on the door to success. ~ Mary O’Hare Dumas

Confidence awakens confidence. ~ Friedrich Von Sachsen

The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense. ~ Arnold Bennett

The confidence in another man’s virtue is no light evidence of a man’s own, and God willingly favors such a confidence. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

If you never struggle with confidence, you obviously are not stretching yourself far enough. ~ Timothy Ursiny

However gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy. ~ Paris Hilton

I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting…. I seek to defeat his confidence. ~ Arthur Golden

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn’t get anyone else to listen to. ~ Franklin P. Adams

Confidence in another man’s virtue is no slight evidence of a man’s own. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself. ~ Virginia Woolf

The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

No one who deserves confidence ever solicits it. ~ John Churton Collins

Confidence is the bridge connecting expectations and performance, investment and results. ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Confidence is the mark of a hopeful disposition. ~ Aristotle

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. ~ Johnny Unitas

He is safe who admits no one to his confidence. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Confidence is a natural life force designed to overcome dark times. ~ Sheenah Hankin

We need confidence in order to set goals and achieve success, however large or small those goals are and whatever success means to us. This is a competitive world and it is confident people who usually get to win. ~ Jan Ferguson

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

False confidence is the precursor of disaster. ~ David Noonan

Having confidence is like having the keys to the kingdom. ~ Dag Albright

Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. ~ Roger Staubach

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T. McIntyre

Winning becomes easier over time as the cornerstones of confidence become habits. ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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. ~ Marcus Garvey

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. ~ Joe Paterno

Exuding confidence is a bit like being wealthy. Confidence, like money, only becomes a problem when it disappears. ~ Kate Burton & Brinley N. Platts

Total self-confidence is built through positive expectations. You can build positive expectations by knowing that you have the power within to overcome any obstacle that lies ahead. ~ Robert Anthony

If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything. ~ Ilie Nastase

He who has lost confidence can lose nothing more. ~ Pierre Claude Boiste

Ignorance and confidence are constant companions. ~ John Mcafee

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. ~ David Storey

To be confident is to act in faith. ~ Bernard Bynion

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart. ~ William Pitt Chatham

Confidence in conversation has a greater share than wit. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Confidence is a very fragile thing. ~ Joe Montana

Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation. ~ Author Unknown

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

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. ~ Madame Marie Curie

A person without confidence is like a jumbo jet sitting on the runway with an empty fuel tank. ~ Keith Johnson

You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference. ~ Chris Evert Lloyd

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and long honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. ~ Stan Smith

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot. ~ Truman Capote

Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself. ~ Frank Crane

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

There’s one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude — confidence in self. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Confidence is a fine trait. Overconfidence isn’t. ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

Most frequently we make confidants from vanity, a love of talking, a wish to win the confidence of others, and to make an exchange of secrets. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Confidence sounds like rock and roll, loud, strong and played without apology. ~ Timothy Ursiny

Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence Confide comes from having done it well. ~ Author Unknown

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~ Arthur Ashe

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. ~ Channing Pollock

Confidence is a natural life force designed to overcome dark times. ~ Sheenah Hankin

If you are prepared, then you are able to feel confident. ~ Robert J. Ringer

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. ~ Lazarus Long

We have to serve ourselves many years before we gain our own confidence. ~ Henry S. Haskins

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