Quotes about Belief

"There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence."

John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. (born November 19, 1935) is an American businessman and author. He was Chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. Welch's net worth is estimated at $720 million.


"Attempt easy tasks if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed."

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (January 8, 1601 – December 6,1658) was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer.


"The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others."

Hasidic Saying (-)


"Believe in yourself ! have faith in your abilities !
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was a Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".


"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September – 13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".


"Every time you don't follow your inner guide, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."

Shakti Gawain (born 30 September 1948) is an author and proponent of what she calls "personal development".


"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."

Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone) (September 20, 1934) is an Italian actress.


"If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground."

Henrik Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.


"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, then succes is sure."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self confidence and your self-doubt."

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.