Quotes and Sayings about Confidence



"I had very little confidence in myself as an actress."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Confidence)

"My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Impression, Performance, Confidence, First)

"The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, Identity, Nations, Self)

"We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time."
- John Anderson
(Related: Time, Trust, Chance, Confidence, Right)

"I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process."
- John Anderson
(Related: Science, Quality, Being, Confidence, Saying, Sound, Will)

"There's no such thing as lack of confidence. You either have it or you don't."
- Rob Andrew
(Related: Confidence)

"National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Values, Confidence)

"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
(Related: Control, Victory, Confidence, Results)

"Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Courage, Confidence)

"I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Happiness, People, Feelings, Clothes, Confidence)

"Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Success, Honesty, Ability, Confidence)

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Success, Key, Preparation, Self)

"Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning."
- Francis Atterbury
(Related: Virtue, Affliction, Confidence, School)

"I love the confidence that makeup gives me."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Confidence, Makeup)

"Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Trust, Confidence, Gentlemen, May)

"That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

"Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Religion, God, Possibility, Confidence)

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Change, Fear, Progress, Action, Hope, Vision, Error, Living)

"Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Character, Confidence, Favorite, Fight, Prejudice, Will)

"With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Confidence, Feeling)

"My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

"When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Abuse, Confidence, Job, Law, Police, Public)

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

"Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence."
- Countess of Blessington
(Related: Religion, Fear, Belief, Confidence, Superstition)

"Credit... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man."
- James Blish
(Related: Confidence, Credit, Man)

"Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being."
- David Blunkett
(Related: People, Citizenship, Confidence, Identity, Sense)

"A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Business, People, Confidence, Right)

"And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them."
- Robert Boyle
(Related: Confidence, Sight)

"What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Confidence)

"I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: America, Confidence, Key, Needs, Spiritual, Tomorrow)

"What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence."
- Terry Brennan
(Related: Confidence)

"We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, Confidence, Future, Man, World)

"It used to be that a son could look at the father, and pretty much know what life was gonna be like as an adult. There was confidence in that, and comfort in that, and frustration also."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Life, Father, Son, Comfort, Confidence, Frustration, Pretty)

"Humor comes from self-confidence."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Humor, Self)

"A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would destroy all economic confidence."
- John Bruton
(Related: Confidence)

"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
(Related: Fear, Successful, Self)

"The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Confidence, Years)

"Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Education, Leadership, People, Difference, Gifts, Self, Students)

"I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Business, Courage, Confidence, Day, Loyalty, Running)

"Brooke and I share some similarities. We're both passionate, fiercely loyal people. But she is far more outlandish than I'd ever be, particularly with her body and her sexuality. Brooke has made herself weak for men - she only gained self-confidence from their attention."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Men, People, Attention, Body, Self, Sexuality)

"I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Chicago, Community, Confidence, Future, Spirit)

"There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence."
- John Calvin
(Related: Intelligence, Confidence, Spirit)

"Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Nature, People, Boldness, Confidence, Nation)

"I am always drawn to men that are funny. I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Men, Funny, People, Confidence, End)

"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Accomplishment, Nothing, Self)

"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
(Related: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

"History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose."
- John le Carre
(Related: History, Confidence, Needs, Secrets, Will)

"The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Experience, Confidence)

"This is our culture, and I don't care who the musician is, if he avoids black people, then he is scared of something. He doesn't have confidence in himself or else he doesn't believe in what he's doing."
- Betty Carter
(Related: People, Care, Confidence, Culture)

"Tim also has enough confidence so that it always looks like a Tim Burton film, but it really is collaborative. You're allowed to do it your way but of course he's always going to choose his way."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Confidence, Film)

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."
- Rosalynn Carter
(Related: Ability, Confidence)

"It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Courage, Strength, Self)

"Power without a nation's confidence is nothing."
- Catherine II
(Related: Power, Confidence, Nation, Nothing)

"Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Faith, Time, God, Character, Confidence, May)

"If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Confidence, Preaching, Reality, Salvation)

"I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Chance, Confidence, Film)

"This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Confidence, Ruin, Want)

"The monitors indicated that it was a credible election, I think, in an overall sense, it apparently is a free and fair election, so it's a real milestone and one of the things we can take some little confidence in."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Confidence, Sense)

"Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Trust, Hope, Confidence, Feeling, Mind)

"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."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Life, Confidence, Race, Self)

"As a scouting department, with the confidence we have in our player development, if a guy has the potential that we think they have and the makeup and they stay healthy, we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer. We take a lot of pride in that."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Confidence, Makeup, Potential, Pride, Scouting, Will)

"From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, War, Peace, Confidence, Proof, Security)

"Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Business, Death, Growth, Community, Confidence, Tax, Investment, Jobs, Will)

"Our cattlemen have given us the safest, most abundant, most affordable beef supply in the world and I trust their judgment. And if you look at consumer confidence in this country, so does the American public."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Trust, American, Confidence, Country, Judgment, Public, World)

"Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Faith, Truth, Confidence)

"You need to develop, somehow, a huge amount of faith and confidence in yourself, because there's a lot of rejection throughout an actor's life and you have to believe in yourself more than anyone else."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Faith, Life, Actor, Confidence, Rejection)

"He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views."
- William Congreve
(Related: Confidence, Integrity)

"If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent."
- John Conyers
(Related: Confidence, Country, Fire, Intentions, Terrorism, Want)

"Danger breeds best on too much confidence."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Confidence, Danger)

"Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will."
- Henry Cotton
(Related: Chance, Confidence, Golf, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Perseverance, Confidence)

"Part of the early Who career was all about knocking people's confidences out."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: People, Career)

"I'm playing one of the principal roles, which gives you more clout and more confidence."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Confidence)

"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."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Science, Confidence, Ignorance, Will)

"Even back then, I exuded self-confidence, and that drives women crazy."
- Larry David
(Related: Women, Self)

"My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love."
- Cat Deeley
(Related: Love, Friend, Awards, Confidence, Dress)

"The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

"We live in a time of conflict - external and internal - when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the Stars and Stripes with pride and confidence that what unites is far stronger."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Time, Confidence, Conflict, Pride, Stars, Today)

"It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Confidence)

"But I guess the lesson is this: If you don't have confidence in yourself and think that you are worth hiring, or whatever it is, you can't expect anyone else to."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Confidence, Hiring, Worth)

"Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles, businesses now have more confidence to hire workers."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Confidence, Now, President, Principles, Republican, Workers)

"I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Power, Confidence)

"With new jobs, new ideas, and growing confidence that our brightest days lie ahead, Wisconsin is on the move."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Lie, Ideas, Confidence, Jobs)

"The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence."
- Douglas Dunn
(Related: Negative, Confidence, Expression, Insecurity, Nationalism)

"Confidence is such a fragile and precious thing."
- David Duval
(Related: Confidence)

"I've had confidence in myself all along. It was just a matter of getting the pieces back in place."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Confidence)

"If you serve well, your volleys are going to be so much easier. It has got to do with confidence, obviously."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Confidence)

"It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Confidence, Results, Theory)

"The finished product is often of less importance than the skills and confidence gained through the process and the way in which the community is strengthened through people in it work and are brought together."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Work, People, Community, Confidence, Importance)

"I mean, if you are directing actors to do one thing and then directing them to do something else entirely because the one thing you wanted them to do may not work, then you are just shattering their confidence in the project."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Actors, Confidence, May, Project)

"Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Confidence, Honor)

"Not hippie - my parents were not hippies - but they were very supportive and encouraging, and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Encouraging, Confidence, Hippies, Parents)

"The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Genius, Confidence, Man)

"We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need."
- Epicurus
(Related: Confidence, Friends, Help)

"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help."
- Epicurus
(Related: Confidence, Friends, Help)

"By the way, the secret of speaking French is confidence. Whether you are right or wrong, you don't hesitate."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Confidence, Right, Wrong)

"It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Confidence, Obvious, Overcoming, Resolution)

"A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: People, Confidence, Desire, Fashion, World)

"The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Confidence)

"Well, it seems to me a scientist has need for both vision and confidence."
- Harry Essex
(Related: Vision, Confidence)

"You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Confidence, Difference, Play)

"The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

"Our feeling is that the most important thing on a set is that actors have enough confidence to try different things. If there's stress or tension, they won't go out on a limb because they won't want to embarrass themselves if they don't feel completely comfortable."
- Peter Farrelly
(Related: Actors, Confidence, Feeling, Stress, Tension, Want)

"Getting out of bed in the morning is an act of false confidence."
- Jules Feiffer
(Related: Act, Bed, Confidence)

"We were given clear concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week."
- Miguel Ferrer
(Related: Art, Confidence, Earth, Fiction, Job, Tools, Will, Writing)

"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
(Related: Faith, Trust, Courage, Hope, Confidence, May, Will, World)

"In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Candor, Confidence, End, President, Public)

"Everybody wants to be somebody. The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can. You have to give a kid a dream."
- George Foreman
(Related: Dream, Confidence)

"A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy."
- Vivica Fox
(Related: Self)

"The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Strength, Confidence, Man, Mind, Security)

"I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don't have that problem any more."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Friend, Confidence, Day, Hair, Sexuality)

"I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Being, Confidence, Woman)

"The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people."
- Paulo Freire
(Related: Trust, People, Confidence, Leaders)

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Time, Strength, Confidence)

"If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Life, Success, Mother, Confidence, Feeling, Man)

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Education, Ability, Losing, Self, Temper)

"At this time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Germany and Russia to fight each other to death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"At that time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and I believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Russia and Germany to fight each other to the death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Life, Confidence, Race, Self)

"With confidence, you have won before you have started."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Confidence)

"I do find my speech difficult at times, but it's getting so much better as my confidence grows and that's thanks to the position I'm now in, which is totally due to my fans."
- Gareth Gates
(Related: Confidence, Fans, Now, Speech)

"In the long term, improving investor confidence is a marathon, not a sprint."
- John Gavin
(Related: Confidence, Marathon)

"The world is likely to view any temporary extension of the income tax cuts for the top two percent as a prelude to a long-term or permanent extension, and that would hurt economic recovery as well by undermining confidence that we're prepared to make a commitment today to bring down our future deficits."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Commitment, Confidence, Future, Tax, Hurt, Income, Tax cuts, Today, World)

"Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure."
- Cass Gilbert
"Confidence, knowing for certain that the person making the call has your safety foremost in their mind. And knowing that the job you are about to take on is the right thing to do, that it makes sense."
- Paul Gleason
(Related: Confidence, Job, Mind, Right, Safety, Sense)

"It definitely helps to have been through the arm training flow before and to have used the arm on orbit, and it also gives me the confidence to know that our training facilities are really good, that when you get up there, you feel like you've been there."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Confidence, Training)

"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."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Confidence, May)

"I presumed the president was being truthful until a series of events undercut that confidence."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Being, Confidence, Events, President)

"The problem with the auto industry is layered upon the lack of consumer confidence. People are not buying cars. I don't care whether they're or American cars, or international cars."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: People, American, Buying, Care, Confidence)

"I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Life, Love, God, Confidence, Kids)

"It should strengthen investors' confidence. This is done through transparency, high quality financial reports, and a standardized economic market. This is not just for China, but also for the world market as a whole."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Quality, Financial, Confidence, World)

"The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub - he doesn't try to do it all himself."
- Burleigh Grimes
(Related: Confidence)

"And in doing this I advise you to send to the best manors of your lands those of your household in whom you place most confidence to be present in August at the leading of the corn, and to guard it as aforesaid."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Confidence, Leading, Present)

"You learn so much from competition you gain confidence every time you have to step up and perform."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Time, Competition, Confidence, Gain)

"I feel so gratified about having finished college. I learned how to articulate myself. It gave me confidence more than anything. And also the ability to analyze the text."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Ability, College, Confidence)

"I'm not in front of the camera, they are. I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible. They've got to take control; I can't act it out."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Control, Act, Confidence, Ego)

"I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true."
- Arsenio Hall
(Related: Dreams, Fear, Confidence, Deep)

"I don't possess a lot of self-confidence. I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage."
- Arsenio Hall
(Related: Time, Act, Actor, Self)

"When you're expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Confidence, Gold, Press, Saying)

"It was a great time here in the States this year, and definitely I feel like I'm playing well again. I gained a lot of confidence in the last couple of weeks, and I just have to, you know, keep going and keep the momentum now."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Time, Confidence, Now, states)

"We need to restore the confidence in the country, first of all."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Confidence, Country, First)

"Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Women, Reality, Sharing)

"I am disposed to be thus particular from the interest you take in our welfare and from the entire confidence I have in your knowing, that you will be sympathetic with us in our misfortunes."
- John Hawley
(Related: Confidence, Interest, Welfare, Will)

"As is our confidence, so is our capacity."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Confidence)

"I developed a great sense of self-confidence when I was very young."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Self, Sense)

"It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Act, Confidence, Right)

"Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Confidence, Gain, Labor, Self, Self confidence)

"Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Action, Confidence, Despair, Haste, Quiet, Resolution)

"To be a good model, I'd need a lot more confidence... and more confidence to be more bare."
- Jill Hennessy
(Related: Confidence)

"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
- George Herbert
(Related: Army, Confidence, Skill)

"I'm sure that they will continue to look for ways to try and undermine my support, but I have every confidence that in doing this job for South Dakota, I will continue to build on my support and be able to succeed once again in November."
- Stephanie Herseth
(Related: Confidence, Job, Succeed, Support, Will)

"False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth."
- Hesiod
(Related: Wealth, Confidence, Man, Poor, Poverty, Shame)

"The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Faith, God, Knowledge, Confidence)

"Without rebuilding the confidence between parties, you will never succeed."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Confidence, Succeed, Will)

"In international or national crises, there are always questions of lack of confidence. You have to change the minds of the people in order to get results."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Change, People, Confidence, Order, Questions, Results)

"What I learned about stammering was that, when as a young child you lose the confidence of anyone who wants to listen to you, you lose confidence in your voice and the right to speech. And a lot of the therapy was saying, 'You have a right to be heard.'"
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Confidence, Right, Saying, Speech, Therapy, Voice)

"Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Confidence, Man)

"Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you're confident even when you're not."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Confidence, Key)

"The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Women, Choices, Confidence, Mothers, Will)

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Artist, Confidence, Doubt)

"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: God, Love, Hope, Christian, Confidence, Easter, Goodness, Nothing)

"Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself."
- Alberta Hunter
(Related: Faith, God, Confidence)

"I had the trade minister in China sit down as we were preparing for trade negotiations. He said, 'Please don't let people in the United States lose their confidence because when you lose your confidence, the rest of the world suffers'."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: People, Confidence, Rest, states, Trade, United, World)

"But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public."
- John Hutton
(Related: Challenge, Confidence, Economy, Europe, Public, Will)

"Before the season begins, I had even damaged some frames, but Ken did not hold it against me and kept all his confidence. He was the one who incontestably changed my life, because without his help, I do not know what I will have become."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Life, Confidence, Help, Will)

"Give me your trust and confidence, knowing that what I seek is for the good of Fiji, for the good of us all."
- Josefa Iloilo
(Related: Trust, Confidence)

"Winning Wimbledon was a great feeling and it is still a great feeling. It has given me so much confidence."
- Goran Ivanisevic
(Related: Winning, Confidence, Feeling)

"Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Fear, Virtue, Confidence, Despair, Majority, Result)

"When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am."
- Sarah Orne Jewett
(Related: Confidence, Now)

"My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Courage, Determination, Discipline, Hope, Confidence, Grave)

"My most profound confidence is however based upon the fact that at the head of Germany there stands a man by his entire development, his desires, and striving can only have been destined by fate to lead our people into a brighter future."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: People, Development, Confidence, Fact, Fate, Future, Germany)

"Eventually, the tribe developed so much confidence in me that they invited me to be their chieftain."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Confidence)

"Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don't do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals."
- John H. Johnson
(Related: Dreams, Goals, Confidence)

"Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Error, May, Media, Press, Rapport, Television)

"I've refined my mechanics, refined my pitches. I've gotten more confidence, and I've gotten more determination. I've got a better idea what I'm doing out there."
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Idea, Determination, Confidence)

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: First, Self)

"Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Belief, Confidence, Man)

"When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Happiness, Children, Confidence, Day, Difference, Joy, Night, School, Self, World)

"Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Success, Accuracy, Confidence, Reputation)

"I have confidence that we can form this kind of national community."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Community, Confidence)

"But I do think the survey group - and I think Charlie Duelfer is a great leader. I have the utmost confidence in Charles. I think you will get as full an answer as you can possibly get."
- David Kay
(Related: Leader, Confidence, Will)

"I didn't have that much confidence. Maybe it looks that way. I'm glad it does."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Confidence)

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Faith, Achievement, Hope, Optimism, Confidence, Nothing)

"It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook."
- James Keller
(Related: Courage, Confidence, Depression)

"There has not been a war in South America for fifty years, and I have every confidence that the countries of Central and South America are deeply in earnest in the maintenance of peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, America, Confidence, Countries, Years)

"If we will maintain our hope and confidence in the genius of our people, they will work out this problem, and their ability and industry will bring us back to normal conditions."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Work, Genius, People, Hope, Ability, Confidence, Will)

"Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Hope, Confidence, Nations, Promises, Responsibility, World)

"France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Time, Confidence, France, Italy, Nations, Will)

"Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Peace, God, Anxiety, Confidence)

"Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Children, End, Experts, Justice, Self)

"And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Boxing, Confidence, Fun)

"It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence in the election results and that the voting process, including the process for vote counting, is free and fair."
- Zalmay Khalilzad
(Related: People, Confidence, Results, Vote, Voting)

"Things said to a reporter in confidence should be kept in confidence."
- Dorothy Kilgallen
(Related: Confidence)

"Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control."
- Richard Kline
(Related: Control, Confidence, Preparation)

"It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, People, Confidence, Disaster)

"I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Confidence, Misfortune)

"At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Confidence, Eyes, Fighting, Games, Trying)

"I had a lot of self-confidence."
- Bowie Kuhn
(Related: Self)

"I have a high degree of confidence about India's growth potential in IT."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Growth, Confidence, Potential)

"Confidence-building is not something that can go on forever. If it goes on forever then it becomes counterproductive."
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Confidence)

"I think it was always there and it was maybe a matter of bringing it out. It was harder than I thought it would be and I had to try harder. I had to regain my confidence, maybe the most important thing. I have learned a lot to relax. I know what I can do now, and I do it."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: Thought, Confidence, Now, Relax)

"I thought we were aggressive across the board defensively, and you could just see it grow. As the game went along, you could see the confidence grow. It showed in the fourth quarter."
- Bill Laimbeer
(Related: Thought, Confidence)

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Ability, Potential, Self, World)

"Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Age, Confidence)

"Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Time, Confidence, Emotions, Freedom)

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)

"I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Motivation, Confidence, Play, Will)

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Leadership, People, Control, Confidence, Gain)

"When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Father, Character, Confidence, Example)

"Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Age, Successful, Being, Confidence)

"I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: God, Hope, Confidence, Country, Weakness)

"If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, Life, God, Confidence, Earth)

"Yet you should practice the greatest possible love and confidence in treating with Him."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, Confidence, Practice)

"Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: God, Love, Habit, Confidence, Friends)

"With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Strength, Thoughts, Confidence, Mind, Now)

"Not only is there no need of an intermediary through whom He would want you to speak to Him, but He finds His delight in having you treat with Him personally and in all confidence."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Confidence, Delight, Want)

"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Confidence, Respect)

"Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Confidence, Grace)

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Confidence)

"I think, head up and shoulders back. Not only does it make you look taller and thinner but it gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem."
- Shelley Long
(Related: Confidence, Self)

"I really always felt that I was going to be an actress. I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would do well from a very early age. I didn't know how tough the business is."
- Susan Lucci
(Related: Business, Age, Confidence, Fact)

"Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that's what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Performance, Being, Confidence, Washington)

"Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Confidence, Grace, Living, Man)

"To restore and keep the public's confidence in the integrity of their government, state government and its officials must be open, honest and transparent."
- John Lynch
(Related: Government, Confidence, Integrity, Open, Public, State)

"Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Confidence, World)

"If you improve a teacher's self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Curriculum, Self, Stress)

"When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: People, Confidence, Cowardice, Distrust, Hatred, Opinions)

"The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money."
- James Madison
(Related: Money, Confidence)

"Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence."
- James Madison
(Related: Confidence, Religious)

"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Dreams, Work, Confidence, University)

"I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch."
- John Malkovich
(Related: Confidence)

"When I meet large women who walk with confidence and are articulate and really have an understanding of how they walk in this world, I love them so deeply for being able to overcome such unbelievable odds."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Love, Women, Being, Confidence, Understanding, World)

"I like the feeling that I'm giving young women self-confidence. It sounds so cliched, but it can be very moving."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Women, Feeling, Giving, Self)

"Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Business, Community, Confidence, Jobs, Law, Leading, Loss, Order, Sales, State)

"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."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Character, Courage, Failure, Man, Respect, Self, Self respect)

"There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Courage, Battle, Confidence, Conviction)

"If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there's a certain inner confidence that you're as good as anybody. But you can't say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Confidence)

"When we first went there we completely lacked confidence. Our manager told us our act was too long, and told us to drop certain numbers and concentrate on the exciting stuff. And he was right."
- Steve Marriott
(Related: Manager, Act, Confidence, First, Numbers, Right)

"Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Education, Confidence, First, Future, Road)

"Right now I have more confidence in myself. I grew up."
- Amelie Mauresmo
(Related: Confidence, Now, Right)

"Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Self, Smile)

"The American people want us to stop spending. And so let's just give them some certainty. Let's extend the tax - the existing tax cuts. And then let's give some more tax breaks to small businesses and large. And then maybe the American people will have some confidence."
- John McCain
(Related: People, American, Certainty, Confidence, Tax, Tax cuts, Want, Will)

"Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public."
- George McGovern
(Related: Politics, Faith, Act, Confidence, Public)

"I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Music, Confidence, Friends, Pretty)

"One of the things that we can say with confidence is that we will have much lighter, much stronger materials, and this will reduce the cost of air flight, and the cost of rockets."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Confidence, Will)

"Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: People, Determination, Goals, Confidence, Obstacles)

"I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song."
- George Michael
(Related: Confidence, Song, Years)

"That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Values, Country, Duty, Future, Loyalty, Self, Sense)

"Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Women, Humor, Confidence, Hair, Sense, Style)

"But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Enthusiasm, Confidence, Emotion, Joy, Reading)

"Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Honesty, Confidence, Integrity, Light)

"Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Confidence, Goodness, Proof)

"The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own, and God willingly favors such a confidence."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: God, Virtue, Confidence, Favors, Light, Man)

"Confidence is a very fragile thing."
- Joe Montana
(Related: Confidence)

"As to the question of elected or not elected, each member of the European Commission has been appointed jointly by the governments of the 15 member states, and undergone individual scrutiny and a vote of confidence from the European Parliament."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Confidence, Parliament, Question, states, Vote)

"This - the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Leadership, People, Vision, Confidence, Energy, Sense, Will)

"I think they do have to get it right in Sierra Leone. There has to be something in there now to establish confidence, to stabilize the situation, and then to move to some sort of political negotiations."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Confidence, Now, Right)

"Wealth brings strength, strength confidence."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Strength, Wealth, Confidence)

"The team should have implicit confidence in the captain's decisions."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Confidence, Decisions)

"The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands of people and shook the public's confidence in corporate America."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: People, America, Confidence, Corporate, Enron, Public)

"I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Confidence)

"Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Family, People, Confidence)

"When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things."
- Joe Namath
(Related: Confidence, Fun)

"The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it. Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence. We love our fans."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Love, Confidence, Energy, Fans)

"If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything."
- Ilie Nastase
(Related: Confidence, Patience)

"I believe the public's confidence would be increased if the federal government took over the functions of airport security screening for all passengers."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Government, Confidence, Public, Security)

"The bottom line in my view is that America's mothers and fathers deserve to have confidence in law enforcement's ability to ensure that their children are being raised in the safest possible environment."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Ability, America, Being, Children, Confidence, Environment, Fathers, Law, Mothers)

"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
(Related: Work, Talent, Confidence)

"It turned out in the long run that Lincoln's credit and the popular confidence that supported it were as valuable both to his creditors and himself as if the sums which stood over his signature had been gold coin in a solvent bank."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Confidence, Credit, Gold, Popular)

"People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: People, Confidence, Rights)

"As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Confidence, Losing)

"If you're a director, your entire livelihood and your entire creativity is based on your self-confidence. Sometimes that's dangerously close to arrogance."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Creativity, Arrogance, Self)

"I think that's what helped us: confidence, respect, the desire to work hard."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Work, Confidence, Desire, Respect)

"Go on - but don't think you can kill my confidence. I've had experts doing it for years."
- John Osborne
(Related: Confidence, Experts, Years)

"People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude."
- Ovid
(Related: People, Confidence)

"I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: People, Blame, Class, Confidence, Losing)

"Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Confidence, Enjoyment)

"Confidence has a lot to do with interviewing - that, and timing."
- Michael Parkinson
(Related: Confidence)

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Performance, Confidence, Excellence, Reality)

"You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Habit, Confidence, Losing, Play)

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Heart, Discipline, Confidence, Key, Loyalty, Mind, Pride)

"For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum."
- Floyd Patterson
(Related: Confidence)

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Faith, Fear, Confidence, Harm)

"It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Time, Animals, Confidence, Desire, Respect, Saying)

"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
(Related: Fear, Successful, Action, Cause, Confidence, Inaction, Result, Will)

"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
(Related: Faith, Successful, Confidence)

"We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Confidence, Cooperation, Problems, Self, Trying)

"My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That's how we were raised."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Mother, Confidence, Independence, Sense)

"Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Faith, Confidence, Hollywood, Walking)

"Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Leadership, Trust, Quality, Confidence, Cooperation, Honor, Satisfaction, Service, Worth)

"Seeing how those companies operate, it didn't amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Artists, Confidence, Nothing, Talk, Vote)

"And so we try to address those concerns in every way possible, recognizing, again, in the final analysis, everybody on that flight wants to be assured with the highest level of confidence that everybody else on that flight has been properly screened, and including me and you and everybody."
- John Pistole
(Related: Confidence)

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart."
- William Pitt
(Related: Heart, Growth, Confidence)

"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Faith, Fools, Friends, Self)

"Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed."
- Channing Pollock
(Related: Conceit, Desire, Greed, Living, Self)

"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Leadership, Failure, Care, Confidence, Day, Help, Leading, Problems, Soldiers)

"For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Experience, Confidence, Self)

"I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Experience, Confidence)

"I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: God, Thought, Hope, Strength, Confidence)

"The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Faith, Possibility, Confidence, Violence)

"To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Confidence, Humility)

"Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason, except perhaps scientific reason."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Power, Society, Confidence, Reason)

"Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Time, Optimism, Confidence, Country, President)

"I have confidence in people's basic common sense."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: People, Common sense, Confidence)

"When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming."
- Della Reese
(Related: God, Courage, Confidence)

"An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature."
- Auguste Renoir
(Related: Nature, Artist, Confidence, Pain)

"I had gained so much confidence through my college achievements that I wanted to tackle the world."
- Donna Rice
(Related: College, Confidence, World)

"When I became a Christian my confidence grew."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Christian, Confidence)

"I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence that Watergate has created by opening up your administration and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: People, Hope, Confidence, Crisis, Spirit, Will)

"The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Government, People, Confidence, Fight, First, Giving, Reform)

"I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Actor, Confidence, Criticism, Writer)

"I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Confidence, Respect)

"The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Desire)

"Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Confidence, Conversation, Wit)

"This is how I define grace: you're on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That's where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I'm prepared."
- Alex Rodriguez
(Related: Success, Confidence)

"We must regain the confidence and drive to decide our own destiny."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: Confidence, Destiny)

"The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Leader, Confidence, Evil, Freedom, Words, World)

"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.'"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain, Horror)

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain)

"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Honesty, Performance, Confidence, Honor, Protection)

"You get confidence with wins."
- Dave Rose
(Related: Confidence)

"The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Belief, Confidence, Conviction, Illusion, May, Past, Result)

"You may be right that people say: 'You know what, we had Obama. He was inexperienced. The guy had great rhetoric, sounded good, looked good, but has turned out to be an utter disaster. I want someone where I have confidence and credibility that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.'"
- Karl Rove
(Related: Trust, People, Confidence, Credibility, Disaster, Job, May, Rhetoric, Right, Want)

"The only way to get back the confidence is to play and win matches. You can practise as much as you like, but you need confidence that comes from playing and winning matches."
- Greg Rusedski
(Related: Winning, Confidence, Play)

"Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them."
- Henry Norris Russell
(Related: Men, Nature, Dreams, Confidence, Future, Order, Universe, Will)

"I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven't always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Life, Career, Choices, Confidence, Day, Learning, Now, Self, Sense)

"I was feeling a lot of confidence, so I wanted to take advantage of that and keep playing."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Confidence, Feeling)

"I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Confidence, Tennis)

"Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we're not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep."
- Morley Safer
(Related: People, Idea, Confidence, May, Sleep, Will)

"I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us."
- Leverett Saltonstall
(Related: Lie, Church, Confidence, Help, Will)

"It is evident that not all people that have the confidence of the prime minister are the same ones that have the confidence of the head of state."
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
(Related: People, Confidence, State)

"I think it is important to maintain a sense of self and confidence, not letting either falter for the sake of a particular part or project, no matter how great it might be."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Confidence, Project, Self, Sense)

"No one can duplicate the confidence that RSA offers after 20 years of cryptanalytic review."
- Bruce Schneier
(Related: Confidence, Years)

"We've played with a lot of confidence and that's been the key so far. Hopefully, we can take more confidence into the playoffs."
- Teemu Selanne
(Related: Confidence, Key)

"We found on our journey, as well as in the place where we stopped, that they treated us with as much confidence and good-will as if they had known us all their lives."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: Confidence, Journey)

"I have written some songs, but I would really call what I've done poetry at the end of the day, because I'll sit with my guitar for hours and hours on end for, like, a week and then I won't touch it for a month. I also just have no confidence. And you know what? I don't have time, because I'd rather be doing other things, like knitting."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Poetry, Time, Confidence, Day, End, Guitar, Songs)

"We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game."
- Alan Shearer
(Related: Success, Failure, Confidence)

"Eight shows a week is daunting, and it can be terrifying. But it just instills such a sense of confidence and growth."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Growth, Confidence, Sense)

"Being the youngest of five, you're adored, you're fueled with confidence."
- Martin Short
(Related: Being, Confidence)

"We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: People, Character, Citizenship, Confidence)

"It's easy to say young people should believe in themselves, but the number one thing is recognizing that it's a journey, that you have to build confidence in yourself."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: People, Confidence, Journey)

"You start to think bigger when you see how quickly a TV show can catch on in a whole country. That confidence, and thinking big, opened a lot of doors."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Confidence, Country, Thinking)

"Community service has taught me all kinds of skills and increased my confidence. You go out there and think on your feet, work with others and create something from nothing. That's what life's all about."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Work, Life, Community, Confidence, Feet, Nothing, Service)

"I have great confidence in the universal value and in basic human rights and I have great confidence that referenda will eventually take root and become part of our daily lives in Taiwan."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Confidence, Rights, Human rights, Value, Will)

"Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: People, Confidence, Democracy)

"However, I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan's democracy."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: History, Positive, Confidence, Democracy, First, Result)

"I have great confidence in Taiwan's democracy."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Confidence, Democracy)

"The first internal relation that is essential to a secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Society, Confidence, First)

"Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it."
- Stan Smith
(Related: Experience, Confidence)

"When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Confidence, Democracy, Freedom, Public, Voting)

"I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause, then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty, to go through with that particular course of action."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Action, Cause, Confidence, Feeling, Self)

"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Peace, War, Virtue, Absence, Benevolence, Confidence, Justice, Mind, State)

"For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Peace, War, Virtue, Absence, Benevolence, Confidence, Justice, Mind, State)

"Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Confidence, Destiny, Feeling, World)

"When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence that comes with the certainty that you're not going to get something. I was very rough around the edges."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Certainty, Confidence)

"If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors."
- Jason Statham
(Related: Home, Imagination, Actors, Confidence, Saying)

"Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Work, Confidence, Dedication, Years)

"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
(Related: Work, Confidence, Dedication, Result, Years)

"In a war everybody always knows all about Switzerland, in peace times it is just Switzerland but in war time it is the only country that everybody has confidence in, everybody."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Confidence, Country)

"You would have to say his number one accomplishment has been to inspire a sense of confidence in the country. That confidence, that optimism, not only gives President Obama a political cushion, but it could have a real world economic impact."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Optimism, Accomplishment, Confidence, Country, President, Sense, World)

"Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Faith, Government, Confidence, Democracy, Fight, Integrity, Public)

"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself."
- Potter Stewart
(Related: Society, Censorship, Confidence)

"Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too."
- David Storey
(Related: Confidence)

"I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Beauty, Character, Confidence)

"There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better. But there comes a point, as an actor, when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Fear, Actor, Confidence, Youth)

"Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence will not in themselves make a champion, it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Belief, Confidence, Will)

"I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Ability, Confidence)

"As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Fitness, Father, Goals, Strength, Children, First, Help, Self, Sons, Will)

"I believe that if corporate America expects consumer confidence to be restored, they must first be honest with us."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: America, Confidence, Corporate, First)

"Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Confidence, Day)

"Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Confidence, Prophecy, Self)

"Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Trust, Values, Community, Confidence, Identity, Principles, Will)

"A certain death of an artist is overconfidence."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Death, Artist)

"Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Confidence, Party, President, Republican)

"Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president. I think what's happening to this country is unbelievably bad. We're no longer a respected country."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Confidence, Country, Party, President, Republican)

"I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself."
- Ike Turner
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Fighting, Losing, Man, Trying)

"The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Ability, Actors, Confidence)

"All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Success, Confidence, Ignorance)

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Life, Confidence, Ignorance, Succeed)

"I love Tina Turner. I'm one of Tina Turner's biggest fans. Tina Turner was a big influence on me to become a singer. A role model and in a way she gave me back my confidence in choosing my material."
- Bonnie Tyler
(Related: Love, Confidence, Fans, Influence)

"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Health, Friend, Confidence, Contentment, Joy, Possession, Treasure)

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Love, Confidence, Giving, Kindness, Thinking, Words)

"Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done."
- Johnny Unitas
(Related: Bragging, Conceit, Confidence, Job)

"I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don't who will?"
- Johnny Unitas
(Related: Thought, Ability, Confidence, Play, Will)

"There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done."
- Johnny Unitas
(Related: Bragging, Conceit, Confidence, Difference, Job)

"When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Death, People, Courage, Confidence, End, May, Nation, Old, United, Will)

"When I wasn't as attractive as I am now, I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of aesthetic care can overcome that."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Care, Children, Confidence, Now)

"I also believe that it's the right thing to do, to maintain strong consumer confidence in our food systems. And I believe that the consumer should have strong confidence in our food systems."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Food, Confidence, Right)

"The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Leadership, Women, Authority, Confidence, School, Sense, World)

"With silly stuff, it's seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it's because I'm nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke."
- Tim Vine
(Related: People, Confidence, Silly, Want)

"Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety."
- Virgil
(Related: Confidence, Rest, Safety)

"Ronald Reagan's vision of smaller government, less taxes, and a strong national defense has led to a prosperous America. As president, he rebuilt our military and reinvigorated our confidence in ourselves."
- David Vitter
(Related: Government, Vision, America, Confidence, Defense, Military, President, Taxes)

"Growing up, I started developing confidence in what I felt. My parents helped me to believe in myself. I wasn't the best looking guy, I wasn't the best athlete in the world, but they made me feel good about myself."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Confidence, Growing up, Parents, World)

"I never had any question that my parents loved me. I had a real sense of self confidence."
- Jeannette Walls
(Related: Confidence, Parents, Question, Self, Self confidence, Sense)

"I don't have the confidence to be a personality."
- Zoe Wanamaker
(Related: Confidence, Personality)

"All anything takes, really, is confidence."
- Rachel Ward
(Related: Confidence)

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
- George Washington
(Related: Confidence)

"Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Being, Confidence, Golf)

"Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act."
- Jack Welch
(Related: People, Act, Giving, Self, Will)

"I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Leadership, Power, Development, Community, Dignity, Self)

"At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Age, Winning, Confidence)

"Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don't think you can, you won't."
- Jerry West
(Related: Confidence)

"Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Self)

"Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Dreams, Sports, Dance, Confidence, Self, Self confidence)

"The three traits speculators must learn to manage within themselves are confidence, fear, and aggressiveness."
- Larry Williams
(Related: Fear, Confidence)

"Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Confidence, Wine)

"I've always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble."
- Bruce Willis
(Related: Confidence, Famous, Trouble)

"Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence of General Motors confidence in Canada."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Canada, Confidence)

"Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Truth, Confidence)

"Confidence is everything in this business."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Business, Confidence)

"Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success which British valor must gain over such enemies, I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks, only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Success, Confidence, Enemies, Gain, Valor)

"The strongest bank in the United States will last only so long as the people will have sufficient confidence in it to keep their money there."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Money, People, Confidence, states, United, Will)

"In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Money, People, Confidence, Fact, Worth)

"Such evidence is not the only kind which produces belief; though positivism maintains that it is the only kind which ought to produce so high a degree of confidence as all minds have or can be made to have through their agreements."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Belief, Confidence)

"I couldn't bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Self)

"Tim Robbins had real confidence in college. He literally stole actors from the theater department at UCLA to be in his plays. The department heads got so mad at him."
- Daphne Zuniga
(Related: Actors, College, Confidence, Theater)