Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.
No one can realize how substantial the air is, until he feels its supporting power beneath him. It inspires confidence at once.
Backstabbing occurs when you share a confidence with someone at church only to learn later that the person has told your story on the prayer chain.
Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety
Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
The real "haves" are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the real "have notch" are they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor
The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.
You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.
If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other.
In general I esteem it a good maxim, that the best way to preserve the confidence of the people durably is to promote their true interest.
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true.
Fellowship in treason is a bad ground of confidence.
The confidence of ignorance will always overcome the indecision of knowledge.
Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any dread of ridicule.
I think it was always there and it was maybe a matter of bringing it out. It was harder than I thought it would be and I had to try harder. I had to regain my confidence, maybe the most important thing. I have learned a lot to relax. I know what I can do now, and I do it.