I was thinking about the many successful women who have inspired me in some way and decided to create the next 20 quotes of our 101 self confidence building quotes to inspiring women from around the world.

‘Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent’ Eleanor Roosevelt

‘There are no shortcuts to any place worth going!’  Beverly Sills

‘So What! I’ll handle it!’ Susan Jeffers

 You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner – Venus Williams

‘The door that leads to success is always open but only a brave few ever walk through’ Diane Corriette

‘If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain’  Maya Angelou

‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence’ Helen Keller

‘I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances’

Martha Washington

‘It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it’

Marcia Wieder

‘We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world’  Helen Keller

‘I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition – about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive’  Maya Angelou

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face’- Eleanor Roosevelt

‘We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty’  Mother Theresa of Calcutta

‘I don’t think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good’  Oprah Winfrey

A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy. Vivica Fox

Humor comes from self-confidence. Rita Mae Brown

When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She’s happy, she’s thriving, she’s full of self-confidence. I tell her she’s beautiful every day before I send her off to school.
Lynn Johnston

‘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 frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ 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 people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when 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.’ – Maryanne Williamson

‘Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway’

Mary Kay Ash

‘Don’t live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable’  Wendy Wasserstein