Self-Confidence Quotes


Self-confidence quotes help you when your self-esteem and confidence is lagging. They can bolster your courage, remind you of your strength, and help you come out of a slump. Don't underestimate the power of self-confidence quotes to inspire you. Read the following collection of quotes and see if you don't feel more self-confident by the end of the page.

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“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves.”

Start obsessing about what you love about yourself and you will increase your self-confidence. What are the best parts of you?

“I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.”

Talk about self-confidence tips: being yourself instead of what others want you to be is empowering.


“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

Are you afraid to fail? What would happen if you did fail? What prevents you from getting up and trying again after a failure?


“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.”

Some self-confidence quotes, like the one above, are so logical that you can't help but try to do as they say.


“Do not give your past the power to define your future.”

Many of us give our past too much power and thereby lower our self-confidence. Let go of the past for your mental health. Your power lies in the future.


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

What might you want to be? How do you want to define yourself in the future? Figure that out and you can work toward it, starting today.


“Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again.”

Self-confidence quotes ask you to wake up and face the day with courage


“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

Really think about that. Believe it.

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.

You can gain self-confidence by proving the nay-sayers wrong. Remember though, your own brain can be a nay-sayer and it's important to stop that negative thinking so you can prove yourself wrong, too.


“There is nothing more powerful than those who are unafraid.”

You can reduce your fear with positive thinking. Give it a try, especially if positivity as a whole seems like a crock to you.


“Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to.”


“You are enough. You have enough. You do enough.”

Really. Let that sink in. You really are, have and do enough.


“When you’ve spent your whole life listening to others, it takes courage to pay attention to the sound of your own voice.”

Listening to yourself is an act of self-confidence. Don't let anyone overcome your intuition.


“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

Self-confidence quotes like that one remind us of fundamental facts. You must accept yourself before you can be your best self.


“You are already important. You already matter.”

Believe in yourself. You can increase your self-confidence in so many ways. Find one that speaks to you.


“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”

What was the last thought you had about yourself? Evaluate that. Is it something that breaks you down or builds you up?


Your worth is not measured by your productivity.” 

That's a great self-confidence quote to put on your desk at work.


I am me, nothing more, nothing less, and that is enough.”

Are you proud of who you are? Please be proud of yourself. You control your thoughts, so make it true.

“I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.”

Self-confidence gives you a strong voice: one that speaks to others and to yourself.


“Sometimes, it’s our own love that we need the most, and first.”


Some More Self-Confidence Quotes

Self-confidence quotes are for everyone -- even those who have high self-confidence. Why do people with high self-confidence need reminders? Because self-confidence exists on a continuum. Once you are self-confident you can backslide...then build yourself up again. Everyone has a lack of self-confidence at some point. Keep reading these self-confidence quotes until you find one or two that you can put on your mirror and read daily.


“Let go of the need to control the outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself.”


“Your talent doesn’t need to be effortless to be impressive. If you worked hard to be good at something, it doesn’t mean you’re not actually good at that thing. It means you’re good at it and you’re hard-working and dedicated. That’s awesome. You’re awesome!.”


“Build someone up. Put their insecurities to sleep. Remind them they’re worthy. Tell them they’re magical. Be a light in a too often dim world.”


“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination.”


“Just because you took longer than others, doesn’t mean you failed.”


“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”


“If you’re always trying to be normal you’ll never know how amazing you can be.”


“My mission: be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worrying, fret or fear.”


“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.”


“Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.”


“The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.”


"The most destructive thing I've ever done is to believe someone else's opinion of me."


"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice."


"The signs of a beautiful person is that they always see the beauty in others."


"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."


"Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you."


"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down."


"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens."


"The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them."


"No matter who gives up on you, don't ever give up on yourself."


"In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act."


"She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them."


"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before."


"Life gets so much better when you stop caring about what others think."


“Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how others see you.”


“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.”


“Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again.”


“Slowly I will heal all these open wounds. Put myself back together, piece by piece. And become a person I can love again.”


“The worst part about having mental health issues is that you’re seemingly required to have a breakdown in order for people to understand how hard you were trying to hold yourself together.”


“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”


“Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.”

Short Confidence Quotes

“Once you start laughing, you start healing.”


“Done is better than perfect.”


"I may not be perfect, but I'm always me."


"Embrace the glorious mess that you are."


"Be who you are not who the world wants you to be."


"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."


"Be yourself. No one can say you're doing it wrong."


"Believe in yourself a little more."


"I am brave, fearless, bold and strong."


“Be you, love you. All ways, always.”


“You are powerful, brilliant and brave.”


“You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.”


“If I could do it before, I can do it again.”


“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”


“You belong somewhere where you feel free.”


“Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.”


“Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.”

Confidence Quotes for Her

“Oh my darling, it’s true. Beautiful things have dents and scratches too.”


“You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.”


“Prove yourself to yourself not others.”


"Become a priority in your life."


"No one is you and that is your power."


"Be your own kind of beautiful."


"She needed a hero. So that's what she became."


"She took the leap and built her wings on the way down."


“Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.”

APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2016, June 2). Self-Confidence Quotes, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Last Updated: April 17, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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