Quotations on Confidence

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No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be.
- Naima Adedapo
(Keywords: Impression, Performance, Confidence, First)

We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Trust, Chance, Confidence, Right)

I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Science, Quality, Being, Confidence, Saying, Sound, Will)

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
- Diane Arbus
(Keywords: Control, Victory, Confidence, Results)

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
- Francis Atterbury
(Keywords: Virtue, Affliction, Confidence, School)

I love the confidence that makeup gives me.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Love, Confidence, Makeup)

Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences.
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: Trust, Confidence, Gentlemen, May)

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.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Character, Confidence, Favorite, Fight, Prejudice, Will)

With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
- Saul Bellow
(Keywords: Confidence, Feeling)

My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly.
- Philip E. Berger
(Keywords: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Abuse, Confidence, Job, Law, Police, Public)

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
- Countess of Blessington
(Keywords: Religion, Fear, Belief, Confidence, Superstition)

Credit... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.
- James Blish
(Keywords: Confidence, Credit, Man)

Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.
- David Blunkett
(Keywords: People, Citizenship, Confidence, Identity, Sense)

A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence.
- Marvin Bower
(Keywords: Business, People, Confidence, Right)

And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them.
- Robert Boyle
(Keywords: Confidence, Sight)

I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: America, Confidence, Key, Needs, Spiritual, Tomorrow)

We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, Confidence, Future, Man, World)

It used to be that a son could look at the father, and pretty much know what life was gonna be like as an adult. There was confidence in that, and comfort in that, and frustration also.
- Clancy Brown
(Keywords: Life, Father, Son, Comfort, Confidence, Frustration, Pretty)

The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing.
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Keywords: Confidence, Years)

I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business.
- Prescott Bush
(Keywords: Business, Courage, Confidence, Day, Loyalty, Running)

I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Chicago, Community, Confidence, Future, Spirit)

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
- John Calvin
(Keywords: Intelligence, Confidence, Spirit)

Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Nature, People, Boldness, Confidence, Nation)

I am always drawn to men that are funny. I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Men, Funny, People, Confidence, End)

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.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose.
- John le Carre
(Keywords: History, Confidence, Needs, Secrets, Will)

This is our culture, and I don't care who the musician is, if he avoids black people, then he is scared of something. He doesn't have confidence in himself or else he doesn't believe in what he's doing.
- Betty Carter
(Keywords: People, Care, Confidence, Culture)

Tim also has enough confidence so that it always looks like a Tim Burton film, but it really is collaborative. You're allowed to do it your way but of course he's always going to choose his way.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Confidence, Film)

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II
(Keywords: Power, Confidence, Nation, Nothing)

Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
- Oswald Chambers
(Keywords: Faith, Time, God, Character, Confidence, May)

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.
- Oswald Chambers
(Keywords: Power, People, Knowledge, Confidence, Preaching, Reality, Salvation)

I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film.
- Morris Chestnut
(Keywords: People, Chance, Confidence, Film)

This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably.
- Helena Christensen
(Keywords: Confidence, Ruin, Want)

The monitors indicated that it was a credible election, I think, in an overall sense, it apparently is a free and fair election, so it's a real milestone and one of the things we can take some little confidence in.
- Warren Christopher
(Keywords: Confidence, Sense)

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Trust, Hope, Confidence, Feeling, Mind)

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Life, Confidence, Race, Self)

As a scouting department, with the confidence we have in our player development, if a guy has the potential that we think they have and the makeup and they stay healthy, we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer. We take a lot of pride in that.
- Roy Clark
(Keywords: Development, Confidence, Makeup, Potential, Pride, Scouting, Will)

From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Government, War, Peace, Confidence, Proof, Security)

Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Business, Death, Growth, Community, Confidence, Tax, Investment, Jobs, Will)

Our cattlemen have given us the safest, most abundant, most affordable beef supply in the world and I trust their judgment. And if you look at consumer confidence in this country, so does the American public.
- Norm Coleman
(Keywords: Trust, American, Confidence, Country, Judgment, Public, World)

You need to develop, somehow, a huge amount of faith and confidence in yourself, because there's a lot of rejection throughout an actor's life and you have to believe in yourself more than anyone else.
- Stephen Collins
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Actor, Confidence, Rejection)

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Confidence, Integrity)

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Confidence, Country, Fire, Intentions, Terrorism, Want)

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
- Pierre Corneille
(Keywords: Confidence, Danger)

Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will.
- Henry Cotton
(Keywords: Chance, Confidence, Golf, Will)

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
- Charles Darwin
(Keywords: Science, Confidence, Ignorance, Will)



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