84 Confidence Quotes to Uplift Your Self-Esteem

Confidence is an individual’s belief in their potential to reach any life goal.

It’s a potent mindset propelling us towards our ambitions and desires.

However, when confidence falters, we often resort to seeking external validation, unintentionally eroding our self-esteem.

Hence, it’s vital to foster confidence, recognize our inherent worth and understand that we are adequate just as we are.

Confidence Quotes to Uplift Your Self-Esteem

This perspective encourages resilience, personal growth and overall well-being.

To assist you in this journey, we’ve gathered a collection of inspiring quotes designed to elevate your mood and enhance your self-confidence.

Let these quotes inspire you to trust in your capabilities and celebrate your uniqueness.

Confidence Quotes


Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. ~ John Dewey.


Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem. ~ Woody Allen.

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess. ~ Sabrina Carpenter.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott.

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. ~ Napoleon.

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. ~ Lou Holtz.

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. ~ Henry Ford.

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act. ~ Jack Welch.

In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money. ~ Carter G. Woodson.

Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t. ~ Jerry West.


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

I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day. ~ Lynn Good.

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

Related Quotes: 85 Failure Quotes from Successful People to Inspire You and 99 Inspirational Success Quotes for Life and Business

Inspiring Confidence Quotes

My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. ~ Pablo Picasso.

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. ~ Erich Fromm.

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.


Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. ~ George Herbert.

Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be. ~ Brian Tracy.

The self-confidence one builds from achieving difficult things and accomplishing goals is the most beautiful thing of all. ~ Madonna.

Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear. ~ Taylor Swift.

Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly. ~ Stewart Stafford.

If you haven’t confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. ~ Marcus Garvey.


Sometimes, if you fake confidence long enough, you’re going to be confident. ~ Elle King.

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.

Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good. ~ Ciara.

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

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. ~ Nora Roberts.

As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success. ~ Tamara Taylor.

I know who I am, I know what I believe, that’s all I need to know. From there, you do what you need to do. ~ Will Smith.

Motivational Confidence Quotes

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. ~ Paul Tournier.

Find what makes you feel comfortable. The confidence you wear your clothes in is what’s really going to shine. ~ Hayley Hasselhoff.


When you have confidence, you can do anything. ~ Sloane Stevens.

Confidence is one of the sexiest things in guys and girls. ~ Danica McKellar.

A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power. ~ Brian Tracy.

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

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

Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong. ~ Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome. ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter.


The most beautiful things you can wear is confidence. ~ Blake Lively.

For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum. ~ Floyd Patterson.

The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. ~ Brian Tracy.

The way you speak to others can offer them joy, happiness, self-confidence, hope, trust, and enlightenment. Mindful speaking is a deep practice. ~ Nhat Hanh.

Best Confidence Quotes

You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness. ~ Brené Brown.

Believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. ~ Brené Brown.

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. ~ Joe Namath.


It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. ~ Lillian Hellman.

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

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

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. ~ Marianne Williamson.

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger. ~ Arnold Palmer.

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. ~ Brian Tracy.


Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. ~ Brené Brown.

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. ~ Edgar Allan Poe.

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. ~ Anna Freud.

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. ~ Jim Rohn.

Perhaps I am stronger than I think. ~ Thomas Merton.

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

Famous Confidence Quotes

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. ~ Samuel Johnson.


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

If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. ~ Katy Perry.

If you don’t have any confidence, you’re not going to do anything. ~ Stefon Diggs.

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.

Do the thing and you will have the power. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet. ~ Jane Fonda.


Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good. ~ Diane Von Furstenberg.

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. ~ Michel de Montaigne.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. ~ George Washington.

Fortune befriends the bold. ~ Emily Dickinson.

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. ~ Brian Tracy.

Inspirational Confidence Quotes

Confidence comes from discipline and training. Robert Kiyosaki.

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. ~ Bertrand Russell.


As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~ William Hazlitt.

You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman. ~ Max Lucado.

It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman, I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique. ~ Hayley Hasselhoff.

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you. ~ Zig Ziglar.

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.

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. ~ Helen Keller.

Powerful Confidence Quotes

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~ Anna Quindlen.


Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. ~ Stan Smith.

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose. ~ Lou Holtz.

He who has faith has an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. ~ B.C. Forbes.

Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. ~ Robert Staubach.

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. ~ Confucius.

Here is a powerful video on confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph.

So these were the 84 quotes about Confidence.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other popular blog posts on the topics of Education quotes and Hope quotes and Purpose quotes and Fear quotes.


Share with others!
Chandan Negi
Chandan Negi

I’m the Founder of Internet Pillar - I love sharing quotes and motivational content to inspire and motivate people - #quotes #motivation #internetpillar