Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Be yourself. I mean, who are you kidding. If you be yourself, you'll find you're PERFECT friend. You're PERFECT boyfriend. You're PERFECT girlfriend. You'll be happy, instead of trying to be someone you know you aren't. You'd be a shadow of a figure you don't even recognize. Chained in a lie. If you be yourself, you'd have confidence, and life would be SO MUCH EASIER! Be yourself, for the sake of others who want to be friends with you, but don't know who you are. If you're yourself, maybe we'll get rid of the snobby popular girls that force you to be someone else. Think about it. Be yourself.
Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Everyone needs self-confidence including you. Yes! for, it allows one or you to make mistakes and yet cope with them and failures without feeling that one's or your own world has come to an end. It equally makes one or you never to feel worthless and hopeless in life. Thus, you've got to be self-confident.
Everything is gestation and then bringing forth. To let each impression and each germ of feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one's own intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of a new clarity: that alone is living the artist's life, in understanding and in creating. There is no measuring in time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confidence in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer.”