Confidence Quotes

Mediocrity is a hand-rail.

[Self-]assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge.

Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.

We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.