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Confidence Quotes

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
Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. Hasidic Saying
Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. Alice Walker
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
Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidene of others. Leib Lazarow
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience. Swami Sivanada
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks. Joe Paterno
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor. Eric Hoffer
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
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure. Mark Twain
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
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, The Philosophy of Physical Science
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. The Dhammapada
If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered. A. Edward Newton
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Rosevelt
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. Charles Darwin
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy Norman Vincent Peale
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