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20 Self-Confidence Quotes to Get You Going When Life Hits Hard

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Through our lives, we set many goals and strive to achieve them. We fall, we get back up, and we try again. It isn’t easy coming up with that little spark of inspiration that will guide us in our path. Once we falter, we lose our step and we start second-guessing. But worry not, because we are here with some brilliant self-confidence quotes to motivate you and help you feel more self-assured.

Looking for inspiration can be fascinating. There are people, stories, fictional characters, and various events that can be motivational. Whenever we come across something that leaves us in awe, we feel just a little bit more confident. More than that, we become excited to do things differently than before.

It isn’t wrong to look for hope in the stars, but trust us, you don’t have to go that far. Everyone feels insecure sometimes, and everyone makes mistakes; they feel fear, sadness and frustration.

Of course, it is up to you to know your know your worth and self-esteem, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot search for a little helpful nudge along the way. Sometimes, the greatest lessons are the ones we come across by chance. To give you that dose of inspiration for self-assurance, we have just the tools for you.

20 inspirational quotes that will help you boost your self-confidence!

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu

A confident person is like a well-oiled machine. All that they need is their own tools and their efforts to get things done. We try so hard to get others to like us, that we forget what we used to be like. It wears us out, so much so that we are left with little or no resolve to try and mend ourselves. It would be so much easier if we only focused on improving ourselves, then we could have the courage to face everything else.

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Human beings are bound by fears. We are scared of a lot of things, the biggest of them all is the horror of proving ourselves. We’re too timid try at all. Ironically, facing fears lessens them. Be Bold! Tell yourself that you are strong! Whether you like it or not, once you start thinking that way, it becomes the truth.

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

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Queens—royals in general—must answer for their decisions yet they still make quite a few. Why? Because they can! Failure isn’t going to hold them back. So, make mistakes! Fail once or twice! Just remember that your failures don’t define you—how you overcome them does. And how best to feel motivated than through the anticipation to be greater!

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” – Alan Cohen

Self-love improves self-esteem. We try new things when we feel content with ourselves. Humans require much self-pampering. Let’s be honest, we all try ridiculous things when we feel happy and excited. Open yourself to excitement and anticipation. It creates a magical door to a world where you can let yourself enjoy what you do.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Honestly, our insecurities should not be allowed to have opinions! Sadly, we listen to them a lot. I am going to do it! That is what you should be thinking. Even if you fail initially, wouldn’t it be easier just to tell yourself that you can? Go ahead. Try it yourself

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

always be yourself Bruce Lee

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So, what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

Instead of waiting for things to be perfect, it would be so much easier to do our best. We will feel a lot more self-assured if we only focused on doing the best we can. The more you believe in your efforts, the more confident you are in your ventures. Don’t wait for tomorrow! Start today!

“But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks …” – James Cameron

Every great innovation was built upon a foundation of trial, error, and risks. For instance, Thomas Edison wouldn’t have invented the light-bulb without a few mistakes. What is keeping you from trying? Have faith in what you are set to do, and more in your ability to do it.

Don’t expect perfection. Look for flaws. Better them. Best yourself.

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” — Robert Downey, Jr.

When we look back on our past, we often see the regrets and failures we had to endure. It is human nature. Everyone has that experience. Greatness comes from being able to move ahead despite all that. Moving ahead takes courage. It is when we decide to move on that we become better versions of ourselves. The choice is yours—to hold yourself back or to move forward and make a change.

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Human beings excel faster through competition and challenges. Imagine a world without competition or challenges—a world where everything would be successful. Trying to become the best versions of ourselves would be futile.

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

Ignorance is bliss when you know what to ignore. Don’t stunt yourself by listening to all the doubts and answering to your insecurities. Be focused on what needs to be done and what you need to do for it. The more focused you are, the quicker you make a path to success.

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

This quote is straightforward. Believe in yourself. You open yourself to various wonders when you trust yourself enough to move ahead.

“We are what we believe we are.” – C.S. Lewis

Believe you are Capable. Believe that you can. Just like believing in the magical world of Narnia, you must believe in the magic that you can create. No one else can do things the way you can. You are a mixture of both the good and bad. You must believe in your ability to bring change. Belief is the first step to the foundation of self-confidence.

“I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

If you want to succeed, you are going to have to believe in your convictions. Many factors will challenge your decisions, yet you must decide. The right choices are never readily available. It is the decisions we make that we must stand by. When we can trust ourselves, the choice we make becomes the right one.

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou has been an inspiration to so many people all over the world. She, herself, exemplifies the importance of understanding the need to take risks. The risks you take will define how much you can gain, and how much you have grown. It is up to you to decide whether to remain sheltered or take the initiative to fight for the future you want to create.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale

The weight of the world is not on your shoulders. No matter how small your efforts may seem, they are not irrelevant. Do it for yourself, do it for your dreams. You must continue to achieve every goal and best every failure.

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

Most of the time our opinions of ourselves is based on what we hear other people say about us. We let our insecurities take the better of us. However, your insecurities are not who you are. You are beyond your flaws; so, believe in your own strengths and it will help you feel more self-assured.

“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh

People view you best when they see you enjoying the things that you are doing. As she states in the quote, Lilly Singh has shown time and again in her works how much she enjoys doing what she does. Her suggestion to embrace who you are isn’t simply a thought – she herself has put it into practice.

“Confidence is not, ‘They will like me’. Confidence instead is, ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.” – Christina Grimmie

Confidence is not they will like me Christina Grimmie
Even if the world tries to bring you down, your happiness depends solely on you. You don’t have to let the world mold you into something they would prefer. You will lose your identity if you lose yourself.

“Your self-confidence strengthens as you learn to speak to others, and your whole personality grows warmer and better. This means that you are better off emotionally, and if you are better off emotionally, you are better off physically.” – Dale Carnegie

We are social beings. Our image in society might affect who we are, but it does not define us. Accept yourself and it will make you emotionally content.

We can find inspiration from the most unexpected sources, even in the darkest of times. Everyone feels insecure from time to time. It is human nature. However, you must be confident in yourself. Hope these inspirational quotes will take your confidence to a new level!

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