Confidence Quotes (406)

Quotes and citations about confidence


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.

By : Ansel Adams

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I had very little confidence in myself as an actress.

By : Maude Adams

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My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be.

By : Naima Adedapo

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The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them.

By : Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time.

By : John Anderson

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I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.

By : John Anderson

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There's no such thing as lack of confidence. You either have it or you don't.

By : Rob Andrew

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National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.

By : Kofi Annan

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Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

By : Diane Arbus

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Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

By : Aristotle

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I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.

By : Giorgio Armani

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Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

By : Mary Kay Ash

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One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

By : Arthur Ashe

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I love the confidence that makeup gives me.

By : Tyra Banks

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Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences.

By : Henry Campbell Bannerman

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That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other.

By : Isaac Barrow

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Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.

By : Karl Barth

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Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear

By : Bruce Barton

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Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.

By : Sean Bean

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With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.

By : Saul Bellow

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My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly.

By : Philip E. Berger

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When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.

By : Mary Frances Berry

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Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.

By : Gary Ryan Blair

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Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.

By : Countess of Blessington

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Credit... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

By : James Blish

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Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.

By : David Blunkett

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A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence.

By : Marvin Bower

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And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them.

By : Robert Boyle

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What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.

By : Terry Bradshaw

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I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow.

By : Carol Moseley Braun

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We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.

By : Jacob Bronowski

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It used to be that a son could look at the father, and pretty much know what life was gonna be like as an adult. There was confidence in that, and comfort in that, and frustration also.

By : Clancy Brown

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Humor comes from self-confidence.

By : Rita Mae Brown

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A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would destroy all economic confidence.

By : John Bruton

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The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.

By : William Jennings Bryan

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The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing.

By : Lindsey Buckingham

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I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business.

By : Prescott Bush

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Brooke and I share some similarities. We're both passionate, fiercely loyal people. But she is far more outlandish than I'd ever be, particularly with her body and her sexuality. Brooke has made herself weak for men - she only gained self-confidence from their attention.

By : Sophia Bush

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I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.

By : Jane Byrne

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There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.

By : John Calvin

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