December 31

175 of the Best Inspiring Confidence Quotes for Motivation and Belief in Yourself

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Confidence quotes can only help us with our journey of becoming more confident while putting in conscious effort every day. Sometimes we may not feel like putting in the effort, or we can have setbacks. This is quite normal.

This is where powerful self confidence quotes can contribute and lift us up, to continue and remember our reasons for wanting to improve ourselves, and to give more belief in yourself.

Each of these quotes have been hand selected and I consider to be the best in each category. We have quotes that will inspire and motivate us, quotes all about beauty and body confidence.

As well as some self confidence quotes that will give you a smile or make you laugh whilst encouraging you, and finally some short, brief quotes that will give your self-esteem a quick boost.

You’ll notice many of these are from some famous and great authors of our time coupled with original images so you can save, print or use on your social media accounts as you please.

Self-Esteem and Confidence Quotes

Be our own best friends confidence quote by Roderick Thorp

"We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies." - Roderick Thorp

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take - Wayne Gretzky
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on - Maxwell Maltz
You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody - Maya Angelou
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing - Theodore Roosevelt
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability - Zig Ziglar
When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them - Karen E. Quinones Miller
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her - Lao Tzu
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt - Sylvia Plath
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable - Coco Chanel
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality - Dr Roopleen
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” - Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong - Peter T. Mcintyre
Your desire for what you want just has to be greater than your fear of it. That’s all. - Neil Strauss
The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. - James Allen
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. - Dalai Lama
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? - Marianne Williamson
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. - T. Harv Eker
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own? - Brigham Young
Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don't care if they like it. - Tina Fey
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. - Denis Waitley

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. - Denis Waitley

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. - Dale Carnegie
Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Washington Thurman
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. - Sir Edmund Hillary
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm S. Forbes
You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. - Louise L. Hay
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here. - Venus Williams
People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer. - Dan Pearce
You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. - Diane Von Furstenberg
When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened. - Shannon L. Alder
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
What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve - Norman Vincent Peale

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve. - Norman Vincent Peale

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. - Steve Jobs
If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do. - Vironika Tugaleva
Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head. - Victoria Moran
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. - Nora Roberts
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. - Les Brown
My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them. - Ruth Westheimer
Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. - Robert Kiyosaki
Beware of those around you who subtly sow the seeds of doubt. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. - Winston Churchill
The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. - Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. - Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

Lack of confidence is what makes you want to change somebody else's mind. When you're OK, you don't need to convince anyone else in order to empower yourself. - Jada Pinkett Smith
Erase self-doubt by working to build your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.- Rodolfo Costa
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. - Bruce Lee
When you know clearly what you want, you'll wake up every morning excited about life. -  Mark Victor Hansen
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

Inspirational & Motivational Self-Confidence Quotes

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. - Lucille Ball
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. - Brian Tracy
Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. - Robert Kiyosaki
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal - Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal - Henry Ford

Action is the foundational key to all success. - Pablo Picasso
Done is better than perfect. - Sheryl Sandberg
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. - Zig Ziglar

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. - Zig Ziglar

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. - Babe Ruth
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. - Tony Robbins
Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life. - John Wooden
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell
The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. - Barack Obama
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. - Jim Rohn
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vidal Sassoon
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. - Alexander Graham Bell
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. - Tony Robbins
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear. - Rosa Parks
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I'm possible!' - Audrey Hepburn
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
You become what you believe. - Oprah Winfrey
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart
Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy. - Les Brown

Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy. - Les Brown

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. - Charles Swindoll
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. - Stephen Hawking
There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing. - Aristotle
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. - Benjamin Franklin
I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich. - Jim Carrey
Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Dr. Robert Schuller
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? - Eleanor Roosevelt

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? - Eleanor Roosevelt

It really doesn’t matter what’s going on right now. The only thing that matters is what you’re going to do about it. Do something powerful! - Les Brown
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Alva Edison

Beauty & Body Confidence Quotes

Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself. - Coco Chanel
Treat your body like an instrument, not an ornament. - Gary Thomas
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. - Sophia Loren
Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. - Serena Williams
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. - Blake Lively
I think confidence is the sexiest thing to have. - Jessie J
Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you’re not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy. - Nicole Scherzinger
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I'm either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren't attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy. - Queen Latifah
My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It's about being content. And sometimes other priorities win. - Melissa McCarthy
Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken. - Eve Ensler
Exterior beauty, without the depth of a kind soul is merely decoration. - Vanessa Quintero
What about defining yourself by a different kind of measurement? What about your heart, your soul, your compassion, your generosity, your strength, and your power? There are so many other things to focus on besides your waistline. - Mariska Hargitay
The human body is the best work of art. - Jess C. Scott
How beautiful would it be if we could just see souls instead of bodies? To see love and compassion instead of curves. - Karen Quan
Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn. - Megan Jayne Crabbe
People often say that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that You are the beholder - Salma Hayek
I’ve never felt like I needed to change, i’ve always thought, if you want someone different, pick someone else - Melissa McCarthy
If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you’d have no friends left. - Marcia Hutchinson

If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you’d have no friends left. - Marcia Hutchinson

"If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you’d have no friends left" - Marcia Hutchinson

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In 20 years you will look back and think, ‘Wow, I looked good!’ So why not just skip all the garbage and appreciate how good you look now? -  Alexandra Williams
My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped. -  Drew Barrymore
Be confident in the skin you are in, because that is the only body you will ever have, the only place that will ever be solely yours. - Deejae Harper
Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world. And get over what your butt looks like in those jeans. - America Ferrera
When you’re always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness. - Dale Archer

Funny Self Confidence Quotes

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. - Les Brown
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. - Unknown
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. - Larry Winget
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it - Robin Williams
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. - Betty Reese

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. - Betty Reese

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. - Langston Coleman
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. - Cullen Hightower
I don’t wear the opinions of others anymore, I learnt to dress myself. - Nikki Rowe
Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. - Andre Gide
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. - Max L. Forman
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that. - Ellen Degeneres
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. - Roger Staubach
I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. - Benjamin Franklin
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday - Dale Carnegie

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday - Dale Carnegie

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time - Abraham Lincoln
Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost. - Martina Navratilova
A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future - Denis Waitley
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it - John Hughes
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else - Margaret Mead
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always - Rita Rudner
When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what? - Sydney J. Harris
It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Short Confidence Quotes for a quick Boost

The best way to predict your future is to create it - Abraham Lincoln
Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. - Frederick W. Robertson
Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you. - Jessica Williams

Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you. - Jessica Williams

Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.– Vanessa Hudgens
Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity. - Debra Winger
There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more. - Priscilla Presley
Self-doubt kills talent. - Edie McClurg
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin
Confidence comes from discipline and training - Robert Kiyosaki
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure - Mark Twain
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe
Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t. – Jerry West
Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident. – Elle King
You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. - Diane Von Furstenberg

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. - Diane Von Furstenberg

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. - Anna Freud
With confidence, you have won before you have started. - Marcus Garvey
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money. - James Madison
Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess - Sabrina Carpenter
Confidence is one of the sexiest things - Katherine Jenkins
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world - Robin Williams
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. - Frank Zappa
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Benjamin Spock
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. - Maya Angelou
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. - Lao Tzu
Courage increases with confidence. Confidence grows with self-trust - Dr T.P. Chia

Courage increases with confidence. Confidence grows with self-trust - Dr T.P. Chia

Feel free to share the quotes and images in this post or go ahead and put them on your fridge or on your twitter feed, - wherever you'll see them regularly and whatever you find works for you.

Use these powerful self-confidence quotes for motivation, inspiration or any day you feel you need a self love quote to encourage you.

I hope you've enjoyed and felt inspired by these confidence quotes. Please comment below about which are your favorites and how they've helped you, and if there's any quotes you would like to see included.


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