And these quotations on self-confidence are no exception - some are truly inspiring, indeed. I'll leave you to decide which some I refer to! Remember:
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"Confidence is half
-- Yiddish Proverb
"With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp."
-- Jim Loehr
"Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself."
-- Anthony Trollope.
"Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidence of others."
-- Leib Lazarow
(I think Anthony and Leib should hook up, don't you!)
"Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
-- Samuel Johnson
"The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going."
-- Napoleon Hill
the woman too, Napoleon, I'm sure you meant to say.)
"Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them."
-- Andre Maurois
(This is another important thing to realise for those of us with low self esteem, it really is.)
"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
"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
-- Les Brown
"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
-- Dale Carnegie
"Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside."
-- Brian Tracy
MORE self confidence quotes (if you really insist), starting with this YouTube video...
"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."
-- Arthur Ashe
"Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done."
-- Johnny Unitas
"Know your value. Confidence breeds success. Act like the person you want to become, and people will start seeing you as that person."
-- Michael Masterson
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face."
-- Helen Keller
"A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks."
-- Charles Gordy
(Oh that people's body image would improve just like that!)
"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
-- Malcolm S. Forbes
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy."
-- Lao Tzu
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
-- David Brinkley
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
-- William James