54 confidence quotes for women to get that quick boost

It’s a wonder why we so often question ourselves with: Am I doing this right? How is she doing it? She looks like she’s doing a much better job of this than I am.


I’m glad you’re here. Because this is for you.


These confidence quotes? They apply to you. Not her on IG. Not you in the past or in the future.


You. Right now, sitting on the floor crying into an entire chocolate cake. Or, better yet, into a fishbowl of the Target bottom shelf Malbec.



You. Right now, sitting in the passenger seat with your carpool, stuck in traffic, heated about how you got passed up on that promotion.


You. Right now, feeling like you wasted so much time. For him to jump right into another relationship?!


First of all, cheers to all my ladies out there kicking a** and taking names. Cheers to getting that boost of confidence you need to put in yet a few more applications. Cheers to knowing you’re better off without him.


And cheers to topping off that wine, my friend!


These confidence quotes are for you to write out in your bujo, pin for later, tweet – whatever helps you on your journey to growing your self-love and confidence.


There are bonus happiness quotes allll the way at the end, too!


54 confidence quotes for women

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” –Sir Edmund Hillary


“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


“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


“Do you realize how many events, choices, that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading up to the making of you? Just exactly the way you are.” –Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle in Time


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


“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


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


“You just have to find the right frequency and have faith in who you are.” –Mrs. Which to Meg, A Wrinkle in Time


“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


“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” –Mark Twain


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


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


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



“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” –Barrie Davenport


“If you don’t have any confidence, you’re not going to do anything.” –Stefon Diggs


“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” –Dalai Lama


“Self-confidence is the memory of success.” –David Storey


“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” –William Hazlitt


“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” –Michael Jordan


“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” –Thomas Jefferson


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


“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


“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” –Peter T. Mcintyre


“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” –Thomas Carlyle


“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” –Marcus Garvey


“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” –Andre Dubus


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


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



“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


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


“If you want confidence, then understand how much you matter to God. If God loves you, who cares what anybody else thinks?” –Rick Warren


“I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.” –Priyanka Chopra



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


“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” –Dalai Lama


“Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter


“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


“I don’t have to adopt someone else’s opinion of me.” —THA


“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” –Rumi


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



“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” –Joe Namath


“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” –Tina Fey


“People with extreme confidence do not let temporary setbacks slow them down. They have a clear vision of what they want, and they go get it.” –Beau Norton


“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.” –Norman Vincent Peale


“If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” –Katy Perry


“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee


“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” –Rosalynn Carter



“With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.” –Marianne Williamson


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


“Our life is the creation of our mind.” –Buddha


“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” –Brene Brown


“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’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” –Goldie Hawn


“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand