Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.
He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.
I've learned the perimeter of my circle of confidence.
Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right.
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy: in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
The realhavesare they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the realhave notsare they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
You're fired!No other words can so easily and succinctly reduce a confident, self-assured executive to an insecure, groveling shred of his former self.
I grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters. I did all I could do to really stand out and that nurtured a lot of confidence and drive and ambition.
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in 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.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em,Certainly I can!Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty; the difficulty comes from lack of confidence.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
I believe in my own possibilities, and I feel I can do it all.