— Friedrich Schiller German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright 1759 - 1805
History of the Thirty Years War - Volume II
The Thirty Years War
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Quelle: Blue-Eyed Devil
„The ingredients are always the same: from the very beginnings, the Guess women have always been feminine, sensual, self-confident, independent, free and happy. This image is very far from that of traditional models, often too skinny and sad. Our campaigns express an intense yet smiling seduction, strongly different from the vulgarity dominating today’s world.“
— Paul Marciano American fashion designer 1952
Interview with Paul Marciano for Grazia magazine, May 25 2017 https://guessjournal.com/interviews/interview-paul-marciano/
„It was a painful time for me and my family. That's why I'm proud to say I'm a strong person. I'm a survivor and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that. I come from a very strong family and they are always there to protect me. If I need any help I'll just call on my mummy or daddy or my brother to whom I'm very close.“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
Aaliyah reflecting on the claims of her marriage to R. Kelly (1996); Quoted by Christopher John Farley in Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, p. 48. (2001)
„My mom always taught me to hold my head up high and be strong and confident in everything I do. … I’ve been interested in fitness and nutrition for most of my life. I became a vegetarian at a very young age and had to learn how to get the proper nutrition to my body. Over a 15-year process I visited trainers, dietitians and doctors; read hundreds of books and studies; and eventually became a personal trainer and fitness nutritionist myself. I want to use all of my real-life experience and the science behind my certifications to help educate everyone struggling with their body image. … Modeling is a lot of hard work and you have to have a very strong sense of self and confidence to succeed.“
— Jayde Nicole Canadian model, Playboy's Playmate of the Month January 2007 and Playmate of the Year 2008 1986
"Jayde Nicole, Miss 2008, Interview", in RunwayLive.com (20 August 2011) https://www.runwaylive.com/3306-jayde-nicole-miss-2008-interview.html.
— Erica Jong, buch Fear of Flying
Quelle: Fear of Flying
— Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
Ford is known to have used the words "truth is the glue that holds government together" several times prior to this.
1970s, First Presidential address (1974)
Kontext: I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained, is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
— John Stuart Mill, buch Autobiography
„He seemed so confident that I, remembering my own confidence two nights before and with the baneful result, felt awe and vague terror. It must have been my weakness that made me hesitate to tell it to my friend, but I felt it all the more, like unshed tears.“
— Bram Stoker, buch Dracula
Dr. John Seward
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
Quelle: Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 56
„I feel better than I have in years—no leg problems at all. But if I'm to get three more home runs, I'm afraid I'll have to get them right-handed. I don't know what's the matter. I've lost my confidence from that side. I've always been a better right-handed hitter than left, but it wasn't until recently that I really got into a left-handed slump. I just don't seem able to pull the trigger, hitting left-handed. I have no excuse for it. It's not my legs or anything. The ball just gets up to me before I know it.“
— Mickey Mantle Professional baseball player 1931 - 1995
Speaking after Game 2 of the 1960 World Series, regarding his worsening left-handed batting woes—in particular, as regarded his chances of breaking Babe Ruth's World Series HR mark of 15; as quoted in "Mantle Figures He Can Break Babe's Series HR Mark if the Bucs Throw Southpaws" http://www.mediafire.com/view/6cqvl5q8trgqtg8/%20.png by Associated Press, in The Atlanta Constitution (Friday, October 7, 1960), p. 49.
„There is a certain confidence that a newsreader exudes while reading the stories in a staccato manner. Although my Hindi is good, I realised that the one they speak is chaste. I tried reading from the teleprompter at the set, but I felt that I need to polish my reading skills to make it sound as close to that of a newsreader's. Since then, I've been reading a lot of Hindi papers and watching news channels.“
— Sukirti Kandpal Indian actress 1987
Sukirti Kandpal on playing a journalist in Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Why-Sukirti-Kandpal-is-chasing-the-media/articleshow/46665042.cms/
„The plan is to always have a plug into my past, where I am from. And how deep that is and having that gave me confidence to be able to expand. I am confident that I have something (music) that is backing me and that is always there for me… so that I can explore more, learn and grow more as an artiste and as a musician.“
— Zakir Hussain (musician) Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer 1951
Quote, I am not torchbearer of Indian classical music: Zakir Hussain
„But I am very confident that David Pleat, the director of football or whatever his title is now days – I am very confident that he, with all his media commitments around the world, knows the market place.“
— Billy Davies Scottish association football player and manager 1964
Feb 2009, http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Davies-Forest-sign-players/article-715858-detail/article.html
This quote is almost certainly tongue-in-cheek, since Davies does not have a good relationship with Pleat.
„To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed.“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Conversations with Carl Sagan (2006) http://books.google.ca/books?id=gJ1rDj2nR3EC&pg=PA70&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false, edited by Tom Head, p. 70
Kontext: Those who raise questions about the God hypothesis and the soul hypothesis are by no means all atheists. An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed.
„Confidence isn't always out front and screaming, 'Look at me, look at me.'Confidence can be sitting back for a moment and letting someone else take the lead when you need to. You don't always have to be showboating.“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Interview to Cosmopolitan (2016)