Quotes to Build Confidence

confidence quotes

Wise words have the power to inspire and encourage.  We can use them to discover our hidden strengths. Above all, they can help us to reach our full potential.  These are a collection of powerful quotes to build confidence.  I have found inspiration in these words, and I hope that you do as well.

When I was researching these quotes, I was hunting for the wisest ones. I was less interested in the background of the speaker. In fact, while some come from ancient philosophers and great thinkers, others are just the words of ordinary people. Furthermore, there are video clips from some of the most inspirational moments in film history, including Rocky and Coach Carter.

If you only read these quotes, that is awesome.  But you can give these quotes power.  After finding the ones that touch you, save them on your phone or write them down.  Repeat them to yourself like a mantra.  I have found strength in saying some of these words to myself.  And sometimes, I’ll say them to others when I see they lack confidence or have doubt. Because in the end, doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Famous quotes and clips to build confidence

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can posses.

Sabrina Carpenter

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.


Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Suzy Kassem

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.

Venus Williams

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

Peter T. Mcintyre

Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.

Bruce Lee

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.

Roderick Thorp

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


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

Robert Staubach

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Wolfgang von Goethe

To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.

French Proverb

Confidence comes from discipline and training.

Robert Kiyosaki

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

Stewart Stafford

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb.

Amy Lee

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

Joe Namath

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

Dalai Lama

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

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