• Noun: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; examples: "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular", "after that failure he lost his confidence", "she spoke with authority"
• Noun: a feeling of trust (in someone or something); examples: "I have confidence in our team", "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
• Noun: a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; example: "public confidence in the economy"
• Noun: a trustful relationship; examples: "he took me into his confidence", "he betrayed their trust"
• Noun: a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; examples: "everyone trusted him with their confidences", "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
What I learned about stammering was that, when as a young child you lose the confidence of anyone who wants to listen to you, you lose confidence in your voice and the right to speech. And a lot of the therapy was saying, 'You have a right to be heard.'
I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.
I was in Beijing a month ago working on the smoke project in collaboration with an architect there, and I was asked very directly whether it was safe to breathe in the smoke. They did not have confidence in the museum not to use harmful smoke, and they certainly didn't have confidence that the city would protect them from harmful smoke.
Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president. I think what's happening to this country is unbelievably bad. We're no longer a respected country.