97 Inspiring Quotes To Boost Your Willpower and Self-Confidence

Life is a series of ups and downs. It’s not always sunshine, sometimes it may seem blurry and we loose our willpower and self-comfidence.

In those times when life looks bleak and our future vague. Encouragement, assurance and a different vantage point is often what we need.

These quotes will boost your willpower and self-confidence and give you a burst of inspiration and motivation when times get tough.

1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

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

3. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah

4. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” —Jodi Picoult

5. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” —Paul Tillich

6. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak

7. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” — G. K. Chesterton

8 . “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember-the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” — Zig Ziglar

9 . “I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to … you have to laugh, especially at yourself.” — Madonna

10 . “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” — Bruce Barton

11. “I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.” — Al Neuharth

12. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” -Elbert Hubbard

13 . “We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.” – Robert Breault

14. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” — William Jennings Bryan

15. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” –Harvey Fierstein

16. “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

17. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ­ — Mark Victor Hansen

18. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh

19. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ­– Paul Tournier

20 .”Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” — Paulo Coelho

21. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatama Gandhi

22. “Trust yourself–you know more than you think you do.” — Benjamin Spock

23. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

25 . “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

26. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” — T. Harv Eker

27. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” ­ — Robert Anthony

28. “You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” — Tim Gunn

29. “’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re okay.” —Michael Pitt

30. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

31. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.” —Henry David Thoreau

32. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash

33. “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. ― Cynthia Kersey

34. ” No name-calling truly bites deep unless, in some dark part of us, we believe it. If we are confident enough then it is just noise. ― Laurell K. Hamilton

35. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder

36. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. ― Bertrand Russell

37. “Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.” ― Peter V. BrettBrett

38. “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

39. “Beethoven said that it’s better to hit the wrong note confidently, than hit the right note unconfidently. Never be afraid to be wrong or to embarrass yourself; we are all students in this life, and there is always something more to learn.” ― Mike Norton

40. “I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.” ― Marcus Aurelius

41. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” ― Carl Lewis

42. “Life is too short to dwell on what might have been.” — Hillary Clinton

43. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” — Colin Powell

44. “Success is falling nine times and getting up 10.” -Jon BonJovi

45. “They may try to stop you by their words and deeds, but like air you will rise above it all. You are unstoppable.”― Bernard Kelvin Clive

46. “Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” ― Walt Disney

47. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” — Elon Musk

48. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote

49. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”. — Thomas A. Edison

50. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -Helen Keller

51. “Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – YOU.” ― Shannon L. Alder

52. “Sometimes, some lies that’s spoken with high confidence could be more receptive than facts that’s spoken with doubt.” ― Toba Beta

53. “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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

54. “keep your face always towards the sunshine, and the shadow will fall behind you” — What Witman

55. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

56. “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” — Karen .E. Quinose Miller

57. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller

58. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Dorothy .M. Neddermeyer

59. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin

60. “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” — Unknown

61. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” — Lou Holtz

62. “Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” — Les Brown

63 “Whether you think you can or think you can not – you are right.” — Henry Ford

64. “Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.” — Diane Sawyer

65. ” Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela

66. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ” – Confucius

67. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling

68. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” –Napoleon Hill

69. “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” — Donald Trump

70. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington

71. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

72. “The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.” — Napoleon Hills

73. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” — Marissa Mayer

74. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell

75. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ―Dalai Lama XIV

76. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

77. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

78. “A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” — B. F. Skinner

79 .”If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

80. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton

81. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–It is: Try to please everybody.” — Herbert Bayard Swope

82. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” — Nikos Kazantzakis

83. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ―Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

84. “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

85. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

86. “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” — Nelson Mandela

87. “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.” — Malcolm X

88. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

89. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

90. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

91. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

92. “Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

93. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream” — Edgar Allan Poet

94. ” It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company” — George Washington

95. “If you cannot do great things,do small things in great ways” — Napoleon Hill

96. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step” — Lao Tzu

97. “Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.” — David Storey

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