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The ability to believe in yourself is an attribute that can get you really far in life. Without the ability to believe in yourself, you will base your ability to succeed only on external factors. While this may seem like the more logical approach, it only breeds self-doubt and a lack of confidence in the long run.
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As we enter the new week, here are 25 quotes to inspire unshakable confidence in yourself to achieve your goals and fulfil your biggest dreams.
  • “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” –Tina Fey
  • “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” –Bryce Courtenay
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen
  • “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” –E.E. Cummings
  • “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will 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.” –Golda Meir
  • “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”Arthur Ashe
  • “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.”Oprah Winfrey

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  • “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” –Peter T. McIntyre
  • “Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.” –Richard Bach
  • “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” –Paul Tillich
  • “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” –Thomas Alva Edison
  • “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” –Andre Dubus
  • “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” –Brené Brown
  • “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –Dr. Benjamin Spock
  • “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” –T. Harv Eker
  • “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” –Dr. Robert Anthony
  • “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” –Sir Edmund Hillary
  • “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” –Queen Latifah
  • “You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” –Buddha
  • “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
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This article was first published on 18th October 2021


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

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