Confidence Quotes for Motivation and Improved Self-Esteem

We know from research that elevating a child’s confidence enables them to make significant gains in their social lives and in their academic careers. And parents and teachers can use confidence quotes as a tool to help boost self-esteem.

Yes, near the very top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is esteem, the need for respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence.  After basic needs are met, children should be provided with opportunities for praise and recognition. This is essential for healthy development.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“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, at whatever cost, must be attained.”

Marie Curie

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.”

Michelle Obama

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

Maya Angelou

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

Helen Keller

“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

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

Christopher Robin

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

Thomas Edison

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”

Richard Bach

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