Limiting beliefs and persistent self doubt can affect your whole life in a negative way, so it’s important that you develop the habit of believing in yourself. Below is a list of a hundred quotes that will help or inspire you to do exactly that.

The importance of believing in yourself

What we experience and accomplish in life is the direct consequence of our choices. And our choices are influenced by our own self image.

So for example, if you see yourself as someone who is disciplined and isn’t afraid to work hard toward their dreams, you will usually set goals most people would never consider having. If you believe you are the kind of person who deserves an amazing partner, it’s likely that you’ll attract one.

The truth is that what you expect tends to happen. So by believing in yourself, you don’t just improve your self-esteem and the way you feel about yourself — you are also laying the foundation for a better, more exciting, more fulfilling life.

You must believe in yourself no matter what happens to you, and regardless of other people’s opinions: it’s great being surrounded by people who believe in you, but ultimately you decide your worth and your potential. You are responsible for your own self-image.

Quotes about believing in yourself

We are who we believe we are.

— Clive Staples Lewis

A bird on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch, but on her own wings.

— Unknown

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

— Malcolm Forbes

People will see you the way you see yourself.

— Sergio Diaz

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

— Brian Tracy

Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.

— Oprah Winfrey

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

— Maya Angelou

Be everything to you, not everything to everybody.

— Lisa Lieberman Wang

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

— T. Harv Eker

First thing every morning before you arise, say out loud: “I believe”.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.

— Japanese proverb

You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest.

— Unknown

Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself.

— Iyanla Vanzant

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.

— David Brinkley

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

— Helen Keller

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

— Unknown

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

— Confucius

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

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.

— Venus Williams

Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.

— Roy T. Bennett

Your goal is not to be better than anybody else. It’s to be better than you used to be.

— Karen Salmansohn

If you can dream it, you can do it.

— Walt Disney

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

— Beverly Sills

Self-belief is not self-centred. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.

— Carla Krueger

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.

— David Storey

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

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.

— J.M. Barrie

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

— Rosalynn Carter

You are not responsible for other people’s opinions, feelings, or perceptions of you. They own that, not you.

— Shane Parrish

If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.

— Bella Thorne

Self worth cannot be verified by others. You are worthy because you say it is so. If you depend on others for your value it is other-worth.

— Wayne Dyer

As you grow in self esteem, your face, manner, way of talking and moving will tend naturally to project the pleasure you take in being alive.

— Nathaniel Branden

Embrace today, discard yesterday, and have self confidence in tomorrow.

— Tim Fargo

Your sense of self worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others.

— Robert Greene

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.

— Dr. Robert Anthony

I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own.

— Jessie J

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.

— Elbert Hubbard

Trust yourself; believe that you have a unique destiny to fulfill.

— Candy Paull

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

— David J. Schwartz

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

— Buddha

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

— Marianne Williamson

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

— Richelle Goodrich

Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

— Christian D. Larson

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

— Zig Ziglar

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

— Louise Hay

Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that, so it goes on flying anyway.

— Mary Kay Ash

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

— African proverb

Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.

— Roy T. Bennett

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

— Elon Musk

Your self worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are.

— Beyoncé

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

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

— Brene Brown

Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.

— Rae Smith

You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.

— Gabby Douglas

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.

— Lou Holtz

Anyone that ever told you you’re no good — they’re no better.

— Hayley Williams

As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are — what others say is irrelevant.

— Nic Sheff

Can you remember who you were? Before the world told you who you should be?

— Charles Bukowski

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you are right.

— Henry Ford

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

— George Eliot

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.

— Unknown

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but my opinion of myself.

— C. Joybell C.

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.

— Brad Henry

With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

— Dalai Lama

Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.

— Osho

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

— Samuel Johnson

Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to carry on with dignity in spite of it.

— Scott Turow

Be willing to go all out in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are. Go for it.

— Les Brown

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

— Stanley Roger Smith

We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.

— Jean de La Bruyère

You have to believe in yourself before anybody else believes in you.

— Ray LaMontagne

It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.

— Denis Waitley

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

— Coco Chanel

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.

— Warren G. Bennis

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

— Morgan Scott Peck

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

— Cicero

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

— Bruce Barton

First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.

— Walt Disney

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.

— Joe Paterno

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

— Bob Moawad

Believing in yourself is the ability to feel powerful without anyone telling you.

— Unknown

Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.

— Brian Tracy

The strongest single factor in acquiring abundance is self esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.

— Jerry Gillies

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you.

— Unknown

Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.

— C. JoyBell C.

Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.

— Suzy Kassem

Make yourself a priority.

— Maxime Lagacé

One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.

— John Gielgud

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

— Tina Fey

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.

— Albert Einstein

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.

— Roderick Thorp

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

— John Wooden

Other people’s opinions of you don’t have to become your reality.

— Les Brown

Without fear, there cannot be courage.

— Christopher Paolini

I think confidence is a true form of beauty.

— Becky G

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.

— Henry Ford

Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.

— Maxwell Maltz

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

— Edward Estlin Cummings

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