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Confidence and Self-Belief Quotes

  • "Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem."
    Woody Allen (1935–), US actor, humorist, movie producer, and director
    Source: Quoted in Leadership Virtuosity: A Trove of Virtuoso Ideas (Lee Thayer, 2010)
  • "Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem."
    Woody Allen (1935–), US actor, humorist, movie producer, and director
    Source: Quoted in Leadership Virtuosity: A Trove of Virtuoso Ideas (Lee Thayer, 2010)
  • "We are the ones we have been waiting for."
    Barack Obama (1961–), US president
    Source: Speech while campaigning for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president (February 5, 2008)
  • "Nothing has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances."
    Bruce Barton (18861967), US advertising executive and author
    Source: Quoted in Fearless Interviewing (Marky Stein, 2002)
  • "If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right."
    Mary Kay Ash (19152001), US entrepreneur, business executive, and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
    Source: New York Times (October 20, 1985)
  • "One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't."
    George Bernard Shaw (18561950), Irish writer and critic
    Source: The Apple Cart (1929), Act 1
  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
    Mark Twain (18351910), US writer
    Source: Letter to Mrs Foote (December 2, 1887)
  • "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge."
    Charles Darwin (18091882), British scientist and evolutionary theorist
    Source: The Descent of Man (1871)
  • "Take the place and attitude to which you see your unquestionable right, and all men acquiesce."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882), US essayist, lecturer, and poet
    Source: Journals (1836)
  • "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 Gracián (16011658), Spanish writer and priest
    Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)
  • "We should do everything both cautiously and confidently at the same time."
    Epictetus (55?135?), Greek philosopher
    Source: Discourses (2nd century ad), bk. 2
  • "For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is."
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (17491832), German poet, playwright, novelist, and scientist
    Source: Attributed
  • "Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right."
    Henry Ford (18631947), US industrialist, automobile manufacturer, and founder of Ford Motor Company
    Source: Attributed
  • "I don't really see the hurdles. I sense them like a memory."
    Edwin Moses (1955–), US athlete
    Source: Attributed

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