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Top 40 inspirational quotes that will inspire you to believe in yourself

One of the most important character traits in every successful individual is their ability to believe in themselves. In fact many of the top leaders of society today are not the most talented but because they chose to believe they can succeed they were able to do exploits. On the other hand, you have many naturally gifted people who fail to succeed due to having a low self-esteem.

The great new is that self-confidence can be harnessed through practice. Make a decision to live courageously because you have the ability to do so, if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will. The high achievers in life understand this principle, hence why this ethos is engrained in their minds.

Turn your dreams into reality by cultivating self-belief. Below we have compiled a list of 40 inspirational quotes about self-belief to encourage along the journey.

40 quotes about self-confidence 

1. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

2. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself.” – Audrey Hepburn

3. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too.” – Tim Ferriss

4. “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”  – Steve Jobs

5. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

6. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” –  Carl Jung

7. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

8. “With confidence you have won before you started.” –  Marcus Garvey

9. “Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.” – Marcus Garvey

10. “We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.” – Marcus Garvey

Image of young Arnold Schwarzenegger training in the gym

11. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

12. “How many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it’s never been done before? I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that I’m the first one that has done it.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

13. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

14. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

15. “We must do that which we think we cannot.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”- Muhammad Ali

17. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale carnagie

19. “Know yourself and you will win all battles.” – Sun Tzu

20. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

Napoleon Bonaparte

21. “My business is to succeed, and I’m good at it. I create my Iliad by my actions, create it day by day.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

22. “The word impossible is not in my dictionary.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

23. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

24. “In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

25. “The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

26. “Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

27. “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.” – Oprah Winfrey

28. “What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

29. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

30. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” – Richard Branson

Bruce Lee

31. “If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying.” – Bruce Lee

32. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

33. “You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

34. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities” – Bruce Lee

35. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barrack Obama

36. “Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

37. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Kennedy

38. “Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

39. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Kennedy

40. “Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.” – Napoleon Hill



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