51 Overconfidence Quotes to Help You Believe in Yourself

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Overconfidence is often seen as a negative trait. After all, it can lead to poor decision-making, missed opportunities, and even failure. However, there is also an flip side to overconfidence.

When harnessed effectively, it can be a powerful tool for achieving success. As these quotes show, some of the most successful people in history have been those who were willing to take risks and believe in themselves, even when others doubted them.

So the next time you’re feeling doubtful, remember these words of wisdom and let your inner confidence shine through.

Overconfidence Quotes List

Some people might say that overconfidence is a flaw, but I believe that it can also be a strength. After all, if you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

Here are 55 overconfidence quotes to motivate and encourage you.

As long as you don’t let your overconfidence turn into arrogance, it can help you achieve great things. So go out there and show the world what you can do!

“To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.” – Anita Roddick
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“There is nothing so fatal to success as high mind combined with low morals.” -Pablo Escobar
“Many a man has fallen because he overestimated himself and underestimated others.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A healthy dose of doubt is an excellent tonic for overconfidence.” -Michael Shermer
“We all tend to put our best foot forward when we first meet someone new; show them only our strengths and conceal our weaknesses. That’s called superficiality… And superficiality is the disguise of insecurity.” – Erwin Raphael McManus
“Overconfidence is often the cause of a person’s downfall.” – Unknown
” Pride goes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18
“The greatest enemy of progress is not ignorance, but complacency.” – Unknown
“Arrogance has to be earned. You have to do something and keep doing it for people to say, ‘God, he’s arrogant.’” – Joe Strummer
“A little overconfidence can overcome a lot of inexperience.” – Unknown
“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“I’d rather be partly great than entirely useless.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman
“If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.” – Ramana Maharshi
“We are all fools in love.” – Jane Austen
“In war, as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.” – Winston Churchill
“What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.” – Thomas Paine
“There is no such thing as ‘the truth.’ There is only what is true for you at a particular moment.” – Osho
“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” – Ulysses S. Grant
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry
“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.” – Gordon Binder
“If your mind can conceive it, you can achieve it. You must believe in yourself.” – Unknown
“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie
“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. It’s not a question of will power, it’s a question of perception.” – Robert H. Schuller
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
“The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“We are so prone to overvalue what we have that snowfall seems like rain.” – Aeschylus
“There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” – David Lloyd George
“How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” – Thomas Jefferson
“He who hesitates is lost.” – Proverb
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better… I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk
“The enemy of the best is the good.” -Elijah Wood
“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” -Woody Allen
“I have failed again and again throughout my life. That’s why I’ve been successful.” -Michael Jordan
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” -Tony Gaskins
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the best.” -John D. Rockefeller
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
“To succeed, we must first correct our vision, see things as they really are, not as we wish them to be.” -Napoleon Hill
“There is nothing so tragic as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.” -Maya Angelou
“Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-success drug.” -Cruz Manaças
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville
“The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false confidence.” -Paul Valéry
” Beware of overconfidence; it often bespeaks a lack of knowledge.” -Marvin Gaye Cheung Liong

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