24 empowering quotes about self-confidence

24 inspirational quotes about developing self-confidence in yourself.  Challenge yourself to build your self-esteem on purpose to improve the quality of your life.

Many people live a defeated life due to having a disempowering perception of themselves. In order to achieve exploits we must condition ourselves to believe in our individual God-given abilities.

24 Quotes on self-confidence 

1. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.” – Wayne Dyer

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

4. “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” – W.C. Fields

5. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Alva Edison


6. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

7. “You are blessed and highly favored.” – Les Brown

8. “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

9. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ” – M. Scott Peck

10. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” -Harvey Fierstein

11. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

12. “Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” Brian Tracy

13. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

14. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

15. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

16. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

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17. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” – William Jennings Bryan

18. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan

20. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

21. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith

22. “Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.” – Katori Hall

23. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr Robert Anthony

24. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie


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