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The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who comet sound out of the school of severity and restraint.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

I have great faith in fools; my friends call it self-confidence.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845) American poet, critic, and short-story writer.

There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude: confidence in self.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

It is easy - terribly easy - to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.