|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.|
| I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth. But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity.|
Benj. DisraeliSpeech. Nov. 9, 1867.
| La confiance que lon a en soi fait naître la plus grande partie de celle que lon a aux autres.|
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
La RochefoucauldPremier Supplément. 49.
|He that wold not when he might,|
He shall not when he wold-a.
Thos. PercyReliques. The Baffled Knight. St. 14.
| Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.|
William Pitt (Earl of Chatham)Speech. Jan. 14, 1766.
|Ultima talis erit quæ mea prima fides.|
My last confidence will be like my first.
PropertiusElegiæ. II. 20. 34.
|Your wisdom is consumd in confidence.|
Do not go forth to-day.
Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 49.
| I would have some confidence with you that decerns you nearly.|
Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 3.
|Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them;|
The iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail:
A feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of battle,
And rally to a nobler strife the giants that had fled.
TupperProverbial Philosophy. Of Faith. L. 11.
|Nusquam tuta fides.|
Confidence is nowhere safe.
VergilÆneid. IV. 373.