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British career diplomat. 1915-2001+2
It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
Norman Vincent Peale
American minister and author 1898-1993+1
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
First president of the US 1732-1799+1
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
American columnist 1918-+1
Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592+1
Confidence in another person's virtue is no light evidence of your own.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910+1
Everything you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
American football player and coach 1924-+1
I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.
... by stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence.
A good 80 percent of the vault is still physical and another percentage of it, 20, 25 percent is mental. Mental is always the mental strength, the confidence building up to that contest or repetition, practice, practice, and practice.
Norwegian dramatist 1828-19060
A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
English writer 1812-18700
Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
American writer 1942-0
Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.Source: Breakfast at Tiffany's
American activist 1925-19650
Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future. Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle. We must take hold of it and forge the future with the past.Source: By any means necessary (1992)