Quotes to Draw Out the Confidence in You and in Me

“Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown

I can look back and see what my accomplishments have been. I’ve had fun. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve connected. I’ve loved and been loved. I’ve expressed myself in wonderfully poetic ways. I’ve been the life of the party.

I’ve been responsible. I’ve taken care of myself. I’ve suffered losses and been able to keep on going. I’ve looked on the bright side. I’ve learned lessons from painful circumstances and from enjoyable times as well.

I’ve been a leader. I’ve inspired others. I’ve been strong for myself and others. There have been times when I’ve seen myself clearly as a man, not a boy. Now and then, my inner self shines through. That’s when I’ve been a confident man instead of a scared boy.

I write because I enjoy it, and I get to speak uninterrupted. Here are quotes to draw out the confidence in you and me.

Happiness and Confidence Go Together

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you (choose) to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” – Ralph Marston

If somebody had told me this decades ago, I might not have believed them. I ended up learning the long and difficult way. It’s true, though. My happiness is up to me and no one else.

“Self-respect, self-worth, and self-love all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano

I’ve been remembering some extremely embarrassing times when I thought I could find value in anyone except me. As if only others had value. That’s how skewed my thinking has been. I am the source of my value. And it felt powerful to admit that right now.

I win because I am. I focus on my confidence and believe in myself.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your … powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

I remember being described as having quiet confidence.

“I am happy. I am beautiful. I am healthy. I am strong. I love my body. I attract positivity. I attract opportunity. I attract love. I am kind. I am smart. I am confident. I am successful. I am worthy of all the blessings coming my way.”

What Is Confidence?

Essentially, confidence is belief. Another word that can be used to describe confidence is trust. So, confidence is a belief or trust. Confidence sure comes in handy. And others have their own way of stating what confidence is.

“Confidence is your reward for overcoming fear.”

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

“Confidence is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.”

“Confidence is not “They will like me.” Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”” – Christina Grimme

“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you are better than everyone. It’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone.”

“To be yourself in a world … constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest achievement.”

“I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole

“I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they liked me. Now I look around and wonder if I like them.”

Confidence provides freedom for increased productivity and increased enjoyment of life. What does that look like?

What Can You Do With Confidence?

“Confidence comes naturally with success, but success comes only to those who are confident.”

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.” – Zig Ziglar

“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 (them).” – Lao Tzu

“Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses. And it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.” – Unknown

Self-confidence is having a healthy view of oneself. And that provides an excellent foundation to build on…

Confidence Leads to Greater Things

“Self-confidence is the first requisite for great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson

“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is (a) success.” – Tamara Taylor

“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

“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

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

“… You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. …” – Matthew 25:21

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

“Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it yourself?”

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”

Confidence is maintained by remembering who I am and who you are.


“When you feel worthless, remember you were once the quickest sperm cell.” – Unknown

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”

“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.”

“Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem.” – Bruce Lee

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Unknown

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2 thoughts on “Quotes to Draw Out the Confidence in You and in Me”

  1. Hello there, and thanks for sharing a nice article about confidence. Confidence and self-confidence can help each of us come a long way, and many individuals lack confidence in themselves. Many of these quotes listed are great and can lead to a boost in confidence levels.

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