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Confidence Quotes

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn't get anyone else to listen to.

Author: Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960)

Profession: American Journalist, Humorist

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.

Author: Muhammad Ali (1942)

Profession: American Boxer

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.

Author: Red Auerbach (1917)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

One who has lost confidence can lose nothing more.

Author: Boiste


Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.

Author: Terry Bradshaw

Profession: American Football Player, Sports Commentator

Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.

Author: Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Profession: American Minister, Poet

I build confidence when I practice a variety of shots - hitting it high or low, working the ball. A lot of golfers go to the range and just hit full shots. That doesn't build on-course confidence, because you won't always hit full shots out there. My confidence is built on knowing I can effectively work the ball in any circumstance.

Author: JoAnne Carner (1939)

Profession: American Golfer

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

The mansion should not be graced by its master, the master should grace the mansion.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.

Author: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Profession: French Dramatist

For they conquer who believe they can.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.

Author: Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)

Profession: British Writer