Quotes with confidence
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Bustin’ Loose [was] the one record I had so much confidence in. I messed with it for two years, wrote a hundred lines of lyrics and only ended up using two lines.... It was the only time in my career that I felt like it’s going to be a hit.
Interview with The Washington Post (2001)
It's very important to fix a broken system, to treat people with respect and have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people.
Interview with ABC News program "This Week", July 7, 2013. About immigration reform.
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.
I found films to be turbulent and stressful. They have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety, because I do not have a lot of confidence. You are working, intellectually and mentally, and you are having to be with people and socialise all the time. Actors like it, on the whole, but I was not born with that quality. I am very quiet and would much prefer to talk to a few people rather than a crowd.
I do pictures for myself, because I figure if I like them, some other crazy people out there might like them, too. You know, once you've gained your confidence and done some bizarre, strange films with some roles that have been successful, it gives you the confidence to go out there and take more chances.
This is what I found out about religion: It gives you courage to make the decisions you must make in a crisis, and then the confidence to leave the result to a higher Power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Promptness is the mother of confidence and gives credit. It is the best possible proof that our own affairs are well ordered and well conducted, and gives others confidence in our ability. The man who is punctual, as a rule, will keep his word, and may be depended upon.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered.
The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections (1918)
I have always felt like you really don't have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it.
San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 23, 2006
We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times.
Confidence always pleases those who receive it. It is a tribute we pay to their merit, a deposit we commit to their trust, a pledge that gives them a claim upon us, a kind of dependence to which we voluntarily submit.
Most frequently we make confidants from vanity, a love of talking, a wish to win the confidence of others, and to make an exchange of secrets.
Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people. What we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.
By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a "noble" animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward -- you will never get her full confidence again.
Even in social life, it is persistency which attracts confidence more than talents and accomplishments.
Faith in your own powers and confidence in your individual methods are essential to success.
The origin is unclear, however it's been attributed to Roderick Stevens. At the same time, this quote appears several times at least as far back as 1917 and 1922.