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We are not always to be confident. That’s what makes us human. There are times when we feel unsure of ourselves and these feelings of self-doubt can often serve as motivation to put in the work.

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However, what’s not acceptable is allowing our fears and doubts to prevent us from doing the things that mean a lot to us in life. Sometimes the inner confidence to keep pushing even when things seem to be going wrong can come from reading inspiring quotes by great individuals who triumphed by trusting themselves.

While building self-trust does not happen overnight, you can lay the foundation by learning from great minds.

Here are 24 powerful quotes to help you remember that you can do whatever you set your mind to achieve.

  • “Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “Trust yourself, you have survived a lot, and you will survive whatever is coming.” – Anonymous
  • “Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.” – Sabrina Carpenter
  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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  • “Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.” – Anonymous
  • “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Benjamin Spock
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
  • “Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you’ll be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Olda Meir
  • “If you must doubt something, doubt your limits.” – Price Pritchett
  • “We grow fearless when we do the things we fear.” – Robin Sharma
  • “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

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  • “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  • “If you hear a voice within you say that you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The world behaves differently when I take action to after what I want.” – Price Pritchett
  • “If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult.” – Heraclitus
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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This article was first published on 27th April 2022


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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