Self Doubt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old self doubt quotes, self doubt sayings, and self doubt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The worst enemy of our humanity is our self-doubt. Lolly Daskal
Self-doubt is real. Everyone has it. Having confidence and losing confidence is real, too, and everyone has been in that position. Venus Williams
Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again. K.T. Witten
The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak. Ralph Charell
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. Richard Kline
Fame is hollow. It amplifies what is there. If there is any self-doubt, or hatred, or lack of ability to connect with people, fame will magnify it. Alanis Morissette
For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with. Charley Pride
Friends ask you questions enemies question you. Criss Jami
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama
However you arrive at the ability to ignore self-doubt if you can acquire it or possess it or find it or discover it move beyond self-doubt. Dwight Yoakam
If, because of anxiety and self-doubt, you procrastinate and only think about working, you'll feel more exhausted than if you'd created for hours. Eric Maisel
Doubt is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness. Gustave Flaubert
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. Hanoch McCarty
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined. Henry David Thoreau
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford
Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.  Katori Hall
Self-doubt is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Laurell K. Hamilton
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher
Once you become self conscious, there is no end to it once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. Mignon McLaughlin
The worst thing about that kind of prejudice is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough. Nina Simone
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
You can either waltz boldly onto the stage of life and live the way you know your spirit is nudging you to, or you can sit quietly by the wall, receding into the shadows of fear and self doubt. Oprah Winfrey
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude Oprah Winfrey
Any work looks wonderful to me except the one which I can do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. Robert Hughes
The egotist is all surface underneath is a pulpy mess and a lot of self doubt. But the egoist may be yielding and even deferential in things he doesn't consider important; in anything that touches his core, he is remorseless. Robertson Davies
Our biggest enemy is our own self-doubt. We really can achieve extraordinary things in our lives. But we sabotage our greatness because of our fear. Robin Sharma
Clear communication between selves the surface self and the deep self is the enemy of self-doubt. It slays confusion. Stephen King
I don't believe anyone ever suspects how completely unsure I am of my work and myself and what tortures of self-doubting the doubt of others has always given me. Tennessee Williams
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. Theodore Roosevelt