Be like a headland of rock on which the waves break incessantly: but it stands fast and around it the seething of the waters sinks to rest.
Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Laozi / Lao-Tzu (604 BC-531 BC)
Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are weeds that strangle confidence.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973)
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
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.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.
Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.
Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)
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