Quotes on Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem

Opinionated quotations from the famous and not-so-famous.


Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

Les Brown

None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you . . . you're locked in here with me!

'Walter Kovacs/Rorschach' from the movie Watchmen

You are as important on the first step of your journey as you are on your last.

Duane Alan Hahn

When you're young, you tend to believe what people tell you, and that's dangerous. As you get older, you learn that you're never as good or as bad as they say you are. If you understand this, you win.

George Clooney (adapted)

Honey, lately your low self-esteem is just good common sense.

'Evelyn Norwich' to 'Deborah' from the movie Spanglish

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.

Andre Maurois

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.

Johnny Unitas

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

Henry C. Link

Confidence is courage at ease.

Daniel Maher

Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self-esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this world's marvels.

Rabino Nilton Bonder

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

Samuel Johnson

If you are prepared, then you are able to feel confident.

Robert J. Ringer

With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.

Jim Loehr

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

Michael O'Brien

I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.

Eddie Murphy

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you think you're a second-class citizen, you are.

Ted Turner

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinion of himself.

Anthony Trollope

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