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While there’s a fine line between being confident and being cocky, I know many confident people, and it doesn’t come off as being arrogant. Being self-confident helps you reclaim the joy of life and makes you happier. If you are currently struggling with being confident, these self-confidence quotes just might help!

Questioning your inner strength can lead to self-esteem issues where you don’t feel worthy of anything. This is a valid feeling, and I’ve had my own struggles believing in myself. During those times of hardship, many confident women helped give me the strength to persevere and keep pushing forward against all odds.

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received that genuinely helped me boost my confidence was to stop comparing myself to everyone around me. It’s easy to fall into this negative cycle of looking at others and wishing to be like them.

It starts with one what-if and leads to endless questions and thoughts that don’t stop.

  • What if I looked younger like she does?
  • What if I was as successful as her?
  • What if I was as popular as her?

The more you dwell on them, the worse it gets.

However, all is not lost yet, ladies! You strong, beautiful, amazing women need to see yourself the way the world sees you. To do that, I have compiled a list of self-confidence quotes for women that will ignite that fire in you to believe in your strengths and accept your flaws. 

Before we get started on the self-confidence quotes, I’d love it if you checked out my super affordable ebook on how to build confidence. You can download it here.

How to make self-confidence quotes for you

You might be wondering why self-confidence quotes haven’t been working for you. The answer is simple: reading self-confidence quotes is not enough. If you read these lines of text like scrolling through your Facebook feed, you’re never going to unlock the real meaning and value behind them. 

Instead of simply reading a few words, fully engross yourself in every word and feel its meaning. Repeat the self-confidence quotes back to yourself, write them down on a piece of paper, make them your mantra, print them out, and put them on your wall, and you’ll witness the power of manifestation.

Even if you’ve hit rock bottom, you’ll feel more confident afterward, and trust me, I have first-hand experience with hitting rock bottom and using positive self-confidence quotes to help me crawl out.

Self-Confidence Quotes for Women by Famous People

Here are some awesome self-confidence quotes by famous people. Hope you enjoy them.

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 had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.

Queen Latifah

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


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

Helen Keller

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

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

Brian Tracy

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.

Mandy Hale

Dealing with the source of any self-esteem issues is critical to challenging the way you value yourself and speak to yourself.

Rachel Robins

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald

If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.

Katy Perry

It is important to remind yourself that this is not a race. Do what you can today. You will get where you are going. Progress happens in layers.

Audrey Kitching

Anyone who makes you feel like you are too much is simply not enough for you.

Mandy Hale

I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.

Serena Williams

Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.

Alan Cohen

Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.

Lillian Hellman

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

Maya Angelou

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

J.M. Barrie

It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re OK.

Michael Pitt

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

Coco Chanel

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?

Goldie Hawn

Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you’re confident even when you’re not.

Vanessa Hudgens

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.

Oprah Winfrey

Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.

Roy T. Bennett

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
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Don’t be afraid. Because you’re going to be afraid. But remember, when you become afraid, just don’t be afraid.

Joan Jett

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.

Lilly Singh

I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.

Simone Biles

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

Tracee Ellis Ross

I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.

Jane Fonda

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


We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.

Shakti Gawain

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else

Nathaniel Branden

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many-not, on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Charles Dickens

I am experienced enough to do this. I am knowledgeable enough to do this. I am prepared enough to do this. I am mature enough to do this. I am brave enough to do this.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.

Alicia Keys

Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn’t have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that.

Issa Rae

You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’”

Erin McKean

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

Learn to embrace your own unique beauty, celebrate your unique gifts with confidence. Your imperfections are actually a gift.

Kerry Washington

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.

Angela Davis

You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.

Megan Markle

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Christopher Robin

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.

Sally Field

The confidence which we have in ourselves give birth to much of that which we have in others.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something … hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.

Roger Staubach

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

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

Anne Freud

You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.

Tim Gunn

I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.

Robert Downey Jr.

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Joe Namath

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.

Mignon McLaughlin

People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.

Jack Canfield

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

John Gielgud

We all have our limitations, but when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs.

Robert Breault

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

Short Confidence Quotes

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

Nora Roberts

Humor comes from self-confidence

Rita Mae Brown

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

With confidence, you have won before you have started.

Marcus Garvey

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

Nora Ephron

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Billie Jean King

Own yourself, woman.

Toni Morrison, Beloved

How wild it was, to let it be.

Cheryl Strayed

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better.

Hayley Williams

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Sir Edmund Hillary

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Michelle Obama

It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.

Samuel Johnson

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

Erich Fromm

The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.

Kurt Hanks

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

Michel de Montaigne

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.


Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.

Richard Bach

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.

Michel de Montaigne

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.

Beyoncé Knowles

We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.

Bob Goff

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.

Carol Burnett

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Final Words on Self-Confidence Quotes

Reading self-confidence quotes for women is truly an experience like no other. You sit and reflect on the words you read and live by them. Confidence might come naturally to some, but for the rest of us, it’s something we must work and strive to achieve. The road isn’t easy, but once you see the other side, you’ll find happiness within yourself, as cliche as that sounds.

I hope this collection of my favorite quotes about confidence helped you feel self-confident or at least led you down that path. When you need a helping hand, resorting to words like these can have a considerable impact. Words can reach people; they’re stronger than you think. 

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