Confidence

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Insist on yourself; never imitate.”
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Author Unknown
“Put your future in good hands - your own.”
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Samuel Johnson
“Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can't.’”
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Author Unknown
“Success comes in cans, not cant's.”
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Lauren Bacall
“I am not a has-been.  I am a will be.”
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Edmund Hillary
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
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Pirke Avoth
“If I am not for myself, who will be?”
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Pietro Aretino
“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.”
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Henry Ford
“Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.”
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Stan Smith
“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”
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Sven Goran Eriksson
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
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Author Unknown
“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.”
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Mark Twain
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”
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William Hazlitt
“Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”
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Author Unknown
“Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown.”
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Sally Field
“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.”
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Author Unknown
“It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.”
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Michel de Montaigne
“Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.”
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Dan Zadra
“Don't let anyone steal your dream.  It's your dream, not theirs.”
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Ram Dass
“Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
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Zig Ziglar
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
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John Powell
“A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.”
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Mignon McLaughlin
“Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.”
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Allen H. Neuharth
“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.”
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Wendy Wasserstein
“Don't live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable.”
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.”
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Richard Bach
“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours.”
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Michael Jordan
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
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Sally Kempton
“It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.”
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Les Brown
“Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
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Richard Kline
“Confidence is preparation.  Everything else is beyond your control.”
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Edgar Allan Poe
“I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.”
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Henrik Ibsen
“If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.”
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Francis Bacon
“Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands.”
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Truman Capote
“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
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Louisa May Alcott
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
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Sonya Friedman
“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.”
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African Proverb
“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
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Author Unknown
“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.”
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Malcolm Muggeridge
“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”
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Peter T. Mcintyre
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
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Max L. Forman
“Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.”
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Christian Bovee
“They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.”
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Rosalynn Carter
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
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Thomas Alva Edison
“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
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Author Unknown
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”
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Mark Twain
“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.”
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Ellen Goodman
“The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves.”
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William Shakespeare
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.”
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Folashade Ayanwale
“Some people expect you to fail... Do not succumb to anyone's negative expectations of you.”
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Jessica Alba
“My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing.”
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Orison Swett Marden
“There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.”
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L Ron Hubbard
“When you can be your own best audience and when your applause is the best applause you know of, you’re in good shape.”
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Author Unknown
“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
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Olin Miller
“We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.”
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Author Unknown
“With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.”
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André Dubus
“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”
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Lou Holtz
“You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.”
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Jean Sibelius
“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.”
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Nicholas de Chamfort
“If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.”
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Veronica A. Shoffstall
“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
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Mignon McLaughlin
“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.”
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Cecil Selig
“When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.”
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Mary Kay Ash
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.”
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Norman Vincent Peale
“Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
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Bruce Barton
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.”
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Author Unknown
“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
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David Brinkley
“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.”
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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.”
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Vincent Van Gogh
“If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
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Jack Nicklaus
“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.”
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Author Unknown
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves”
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Dale Carnegie
“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.”
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Buckminster Fuller
“I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know.  Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.”
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Arthur Ashe
“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.”

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Sydney Smith
“A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.  Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.”
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“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.”
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
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