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Confidence Quotes

If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you started. Marcus Garvey
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. Ansel Adams
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud
For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify although it may be impracticable to carry out an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure. Sir Arthur Eddington
I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures. Basil W. Maturin
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about. Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace. Fridjof Nansen
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am. Samuel Johnson
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. Samuel Johnson
Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Samuel Johnson
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowlege: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. Charles Darwin
No matter how brilliant a man may be, he will never engender confidence in his subordinates and associates if he lacks simple honesty and moral courage. J. Lawton Collins
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. Rosalynn Carter
Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future. Bourke Cockran
Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear. Abraham Maslow
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure. Mark Twain
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidene of others. Leib Lazarow
Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. Alice Walker
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