Confidence Quotes

120 Confidence Quotes

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What are we to conclude from this unhoped-for development shared between the new radiations revealed to us by science at the end of the nineteenth century? It seems that they must make our confidence in disinterested research more alive and increase our reverence and admiration for it.
Marie Curie

Our machine was designed to be flown as a kite, with a man on board, in winds from 15 to 20 miles an hour. But, upon trial, it was found that much stronger winds were required to lift it. Suitable winds not being plentiful, we found it necessary, in order to test the new balancing system, to fly the machine as a kite without a man on board, operating the levers through cords from the ground. This did not give the practice anticipated, but it inspired confidence in the new system of balance.
Orville Wright

[On being sure his rabies vaccine worked on dogs but hesitant on using it on human beings] I have not yet dared to make any attempt upon man, in spite of my confidence as to the result, and in spite of the numerous opportunities that have been offered me since my last lecture at the Academy of Sciences. I am too much afraid of a failure, which may compromise my future plans. I want first to collect a multitude of successful cases of the treatment of animals. In this respect matters are going well. I already have numerous examples of dogs rendered immune after having been bitten. I take two dogs, and I cause them to be bitten by another dog that is mad. I vaccinate one of them, and I leave the other without treatment; the latter dies of hydrophobia; the one that was vaccinated is immune. But, no matter to what extent I should multiply these examples of the prophylaxis of hydrophobia in dogs, it seems to me that my hand would inevitably tremble when the time came to apply the treatment to a human being.
Louis Pasteur

Throughout Apollo, everybody I knew was always saying, ‘What if?’ and, ‘Is it possible that this could happen?’ And, ‘What will we do?’ Just that process of continually questioning built your confidence in your ability to handle whatever comes along.
Neil Armstrong

The engine performed badly, and after a glide of only 60 feet, the machine came to the ground. Further trial was postponed till the motor could be put in better running condition. The reporters had now, no doubt, lost confidence in the machine, though their reports, in kindness, concealed it. Later, when they heard that we were making flights of several minutes’ duration, knowing that longer flights had been made with airships, and not knowing any essential difference between airships and flying machines, they were but little interested.
Orville Wright

He had the supreme confidence which a Christian feels in four aces.
Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Physical activity is part of my lifestyle. All managers should know to what extent physical exercise, practiced hard, is good not only for the heart, but also for the mind; it gives you a calm sense of confidence in yourself. And having self-confidence is very important.
Akio Morita

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Mahatma Gandhi

When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

A great man is always willing to be little.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Erma Bombeck

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.
Marcus Aurelius

Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for ACTION, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence ,Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!!

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Vince Lombardi

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

Whenever you're scared of something, don't let that define you. We all feel it, but step up.
Vince Vaughn

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.
Lao Tzu

The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
James Madison

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Something did happen to me somewhere that robbed me of confidence and courage and left me with a fear of discovery and change and a positive dread of everything unknown that may occur.
Joseph Heller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Confidence doesn't come from what you think you know, it comes from what you already know.
Abdulkadir Abdullahi Mohamed Mirre

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
Joe Paterno

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Careter

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan

You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Zig Ziglar

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

You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

You can determine how confident people are by listening to what they don’t say about themselves.
Brian G Jett

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
William Shedd

Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t.
Samuel Johnson

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anaïs Nin

With confidence, you have won before you have started.
Marcus Garvey

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