Carol asks…

What are some basic tips/self-quotes to portray confidence in a ‘discussion group’ environment…?

Esp. with people that tend to be judgemental and think they are ‘all that’.

MKWeb answers:

Hope these might help you –

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers” – Voltaire

“You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus” – Mark Twain

“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.” – Wayne Dyer

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

“At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.” – Benjamin Franklin

Sandra asks…

poems and quotes about self confidence?

i write and collect peoms and quotes.
i would like to add more poems and quotes about self confidence, fitting in ( especially those that are aimed to teenagers and highschool life) , shyness and being yourself to my list.
it would be better if those are your personal favorites.

thanks ! 🙂

MKWeb answers:

Marian Wright Edelman:
No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.

Sidonie Gruenberg:
To value his own good opinion, a child has to feel that he is a worthwhile person. He has to have confidence in himself as an individual.

Virginia Woolf:
Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable, most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.

Andre Gide
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me.’

Anna Freud :
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Hasidic Saying :
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

Philip Adams :
It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.

Ralph Waldo Emerson :
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Samuel Johnson :
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

Sophia Loren:
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Linda asks…

Good quotes about self confidence?

Hi, I need some good but fairly short quotes or sayings about self confidence or not caring what others think. Thanks!

MKWeb answers:

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you love and what you’re proud of and you’re f***’n bulletproof.”
~Craig Fergeson in the movie “Heckler”.

Richard asks…

What are some inspiring quotes regarding confidence and self worth?

MKWeb answers:

~ “Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.” Henry Ford
~ “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
~ “All you need is already within you, only you must approach your self with reverence and love. Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors. Your constant flight from pain and search for pleasure is a sign of love you bear for your self; all I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect. Deny yourself nothing.” Nisargadatta Maharaj
~ “Three things of life that are most valuable – Love, self-confidence & friends.”
~ “Be yourself. There is something you can do better than any other. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that.” – Unknown
~ “Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!” – Christian D. Larson
~ “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
~ “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Unknown
~ “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu
~ “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
~“Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” Gandhi
~“I try to remember these things: Everybody doesn’t have to love me. It is okay to make mistakes. I don’t have to control things. I am responsible for my day. I can handle it when things go wrong. It is important to try. I am capable. I can change!” – Source Unknown

Mark asks…

What are some transcendental quotes that express confidence and non-conformity?

I’m doing an english essay and I need 2 quotes– one about selfconfidence and one about non-conformity, and what exactly they’re explaining

please help ! 🙂

MKWeb answers:


“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

“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

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” – Robert Collier

“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.” – Sophia Loren

“God helps those who help themselves.” – Benjamin Franklin

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe


“Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and “progress,” everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man’s refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, “Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue.”” – Robert Anton Wilson

“I don’t like to go with the flow because most rivers end in a waterfall with sharp rocks at the bottom” – Lobo James

“If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it’s another nonconformist who does not conform to the prevailing standards of non-conformity.” – William E Bill Vaughan

“This is a very difficult case because it is very isolated, and that’s why we have called for expressions of interest from both conforming and non-conforming interests,” – Peter Beattie

“A free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows that from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas of freedom. Free society must fertilize the soil in which non-conformity and dissent and individualism can grow.” – Henry Steele Commager

“When you change an ordinance, you create a class of non-conforming uses or structures.” – Carl Schlaudt

“In any society, the artist has a responsibility. His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important.” – Luis Buñuel

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