Quotes: confidence

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  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Everything you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
  • Philip Adams
    Philip Adams
    British career diplomat. 1915-2001
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    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
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
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    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.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
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    As you walk with God, your faith will grow, your confidence will increase and your prayers will have real power.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    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.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    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
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Confidence in another person's virtue is no light evidence of your own.
  • Jack Nicklaus
    Jack Nicklaus
    American golf player 1940-
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    Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
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    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
  • Tom Landry
    Tom Landry
    American football player and coach 1924-
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    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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.
  • Michael J. Gelb
    Michael J. Gelb
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    ... by stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence.
  • Bela Karolyi
    Bela Karolyi
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    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.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    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.
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