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Inspirational Quotes to Inspire Belief in Yourself


All of us go through times when we lack a bit of self-confidence.

Be it body issues, money scarcity, relationship struggles or just not having a general sense of well-being in the world – low self-esteem stops us from going after the things we really want and the life we deserve to be living.

Self-confidence is mainly a mindset issue.

These confidence-boosting quotes will help boost your mindset and attitude to believe that you are worthy and deserve all the happiness and abundance that life has to offer.


1. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen

2. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker

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

4. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” -Tyra Banks have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

5. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

8. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”― Lucille Ball

9. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”― Mark Twain

10. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

 11.“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

12. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

13. “To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.” – Roy T. Bennett

14. “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre

15. “Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” – Jack Canfield

16. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” –  -Edmund Hillary

17. “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” –Samuel Johnson

18. “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” –Joe Namath

19. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” –Vince Lombardi

20. “Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” –Jack Nicklaus

21. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” –Jodi Picoult

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

22. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe

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

24.  “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” –Sally Field

25. “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

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

27. With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – The Dalai Lama

28. “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

29. “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”-William Hazlitt

30. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” –Coco Chanel

31. Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.” —David Storey

32. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­-­ Maya Angelou

33. “Accept who you are; and revel in it.” – Mitch Albom

 34.”Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” –Michelle Obama

35.  “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Cicero

36. “The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

38. “At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.”― Steve Maraboli

39. “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

40. “Never bend your head. Hold “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ballit high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

41. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah

42. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

43. “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

44. “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers

45. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”― Michel de Montaigne

46. “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

47. “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

48. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” – Thaddeus Golas

49. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady

50.  “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.”― Shannon L. Alder

51. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain

52. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —E E Cummings

53. “The confidence which we have in ourselves give birth to much of that which we have in others.” –Francois de la Rochefoucauld

54. “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

 55. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

56. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Laozi

57. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Cicero

58. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

59. “Kindness in words creates confidence.” –Laozi

60.”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

61. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

62. “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

63.”Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. .” –Cicero

64. “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

65. “Always be yourself–express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

66. “Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.” —Sabrina Carpenter

67. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” — Oprah Winfrey

68. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

69. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” —Carl Jung

70. I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me.” —Priyanka Chopra Jonas

71. “Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.” —David Storey

72. “When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.” —Jason Day

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

74. “If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

75. “Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.” —Cathy Moriarty

76. “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” —Jessica Williams

77. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” —Elbert Hubbard

78. “Sometimes the most important person to know is yourself” – Philip Ai

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

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

81. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

82. “To make a difference in anyone else’s life you must first make a difference in your own. Start small; you’ll never believe the things you can accomplish.” — Carol Ann W

83. “I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.” —Jane Fonda

84. “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah Winfrey

85. “Humor comes from self-confidence.” —Rita Mae Brown

86. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” —Wendy Wasteinsser

87. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”― Roy T. Bennet

88. “You can’t live your life for other people. You have to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” — Lady Unique

89. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” –Benjamin Disraeli

89. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”― Marianne Williamson

90“Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” –John Dewey

91. “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

92. “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

93. “First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.” –Norman Vincent Peale

94. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louise May Alcott

95. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

96. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

97.  “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ­-Christopher Robin

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

99. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” –Anne Freud

100. “Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” –Barrie Davenport

101. “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.” –Diane Arbus

102. “People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.” –Jack Canfield

103. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” –Epicurus

104.. “Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” –George Herbert

105.. “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” –Richard Bach

106. “Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. –Michel de Montaigne

107. “Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.” –Erich Fromm

108. “Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” –Mignon McLaughlin

109. “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” –Jack Welch

110. “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.” –Truman Capote


I hope these motivational quotes helped you realize that with the right mental attitude and some inner strength you can achieve all of your dreams.


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