Do you ever feel loaded down with self doubt or criticize yourself? Building self belief can be a process that takes place overtime and we may want supportive words along the way. That’s why I love posting self belief quotes where I can see the encouragement regularly.

Now, more than ever, we need to believe in ourselves. Our world is changing and we’re all beginning to understand just how precious life really is and how important it is to go after what we want, to put our stamp on the world.

But can I actually do it? 

What if I’m not good enough?

What if I fail? 

What if someone else has already done it?

Yup, I’m familiar with these questions popping up via my inner critic. It seems many of us lack trust within ourselves – and usually when we need it the most. But everyone deserves to have confidence and self-belief oozing out of them, and so they can. Developing confidence and self-belief can be done.

What helps me to believe in myself, trust myself, and quickly boost my confidence, is reading inspirational self-belief quotes.

Self Belief Quotes

I’ve created this list of 28 confidence-boosting quotes from the latest and greatest role models. Save these in your bookmarks for moments when you might need a little reminder to believe in yourself:

“To believe in one’s self is to take a worthwhile risk.” – Ogwo David Emenike

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

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

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“I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.” – Amit Ray

“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

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

“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

“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

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” -Bruce Lee

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“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

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

“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

“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. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

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“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

“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

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. “ – Golda Meir

“Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.” – Sheri L. Drew

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen

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

“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

“It doesn’t matter if thousands of people believe in you, unless You believe in You.” – Maddy Malhotra

“How strongly you believe you really can will play the biggest part in determining if you actually will.” – Lorri Faye

“Self-belief is not self-centred. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.” – Carla H. Krueger

“Have heart in the things you do. You don’t always need a second or third opinion for every last decision you make.” – Torron-Lee Dewar

“You are the tigress! You have to believe in yourself.” – Avijeet Das

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

I hope these beautiful quotes reminded you how unique you are, I hope they’ve inspired you to share yourself and your gifts with the world.

Are there any self-belief quotes I’ve missed? Got a fave you would like to share with the tribe? Let me know in the comments below.