Top 54 Quotes About Overconfidence

#1. Overconfidence comes from fear and doubt, and you boast an ego when you're feeling less than.

Nikki Sixx

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#2. To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive. To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful.

Bill Walsh

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#3. Overconfidence is a strong ally. People are always surprised when you try to do things you can't.

Edward W. Robertson

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#4. I don't think there is a thing like overconfidence in chess. It's always better to be too confident than too reluctant.

Magnus Carlsen

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#5. Doubt is often better than overconfidence, for it leads to inquiry, and inquiry leads to invention.

Hudson Maxim

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#6. If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.

Dan Quisenberry

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#7. Companies selling a product play down its vulnerability and emphasize its robustness. But only after technology leaves the dock is it really tested. For human operators in control of a supposedly infallible system, complacency and overconfidence can take over, and caution may be thrown to the wind.

Henry Petroski

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#8. Sometimes it's difficult to accept, to recognise one's own mistakes, but one must do it. I was guilty of overconfidence and arrogance, and I was punished for that.

Mikhail Gorbachev

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#9. A certain death of an artist is overconfidence.

Robin Trower

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#10. People exaggerate their confidence in their plans - something we call the planning fallacy ... The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence.

Daniel Kahneman

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#11. Because if taken in excess, it causes giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence,' said Slughorn. 'Too much of a good thing, you know . . . highly toxic in large quantities. But taken sparingly, and very occasionally . . .

J.K. Rowling

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#12. Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.

Malcolm Gladwell

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#13. In Dune and Dune Messiah, he [Frank Herbert] was cautioning against pride and overconfidence, that form of narcissism described in Greek tragedies that invariably led to the great fall.

Brian Herbert

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#14. The most damaging cognitive bias is overconfidence (illusory superiority), making leaders use their "gut" when they should be more rational.

Paul Gibbons

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#15. Overconfidence precedes carelessness.

Toba Beta

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#16. I'm very confident in what I do, but I'd like to think I don't ever show any kind of cockiness or overconfidence.

David Wright

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#17. The events of the Titanic disaster can be seen as a symbol of what happens through overconfidence in technology, complacence, and a mindset of profits over people's safety.

Deborah Hopkinson

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#18. Doubt is not the enemy of justice; overconfidence is.

Carol Tavris

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#19. There's a lot of overconfidence about this bill. We're going to expose it. It will not pass.

Jeff Sessions

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#20. Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it.

Toba Beta

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#21. Oversimplifying is the first grave mistake we make when confronted by complexity; overconfidence is the second. And there is a third: based on our overconfidence in our oversimplified conclusions, we overreact.

Ted Cadsby

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#22. Not cocky overconfidence that comes from collecting biased information and ignoring uncertainties, but the real confidence that comes from knowing you've made the best decision that you could.

Chip Heath

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#23. As we neared the watering hole, I saw lions sprawled at the base of the acacia tree, relaxing in the shade. Many, many lions. If a group of lions is normally called a pride, then this was, at the very least, an overconfidence. Possibly an arrogance.

Dixie Lyle

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#24. Overconfidence: As the WYSIATI rule implies, neither the quantity nor the quality of the evidence counts for much in subjective confidence.

Daniel Kahneman

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#25. One of these days my overconfidence is going to get me killed . . . but not today.

Bryan Schardein

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#26. Self esteem is not the same as being self centered, self absorbed or selfish. Self esteem is also not complacency or overconfidence, both of which and set us up for failure. Self esteem is a strong motivator to work hard. Self esteem is related to mental health and happiness.

Glenn R. Schiraldi

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#27. Overconfidence is a lowly bitch that easily fucked.

Toba Beta

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#28. Both religiousness and lawlessness share the same problems: overconfidence and unrighteousness. "Why do bad things happen to good people?" we might ask - the very question that betrays our misplaced assumption that we somehow deserve a good life.

Tim Chaddick

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#29. Successful gamblers - and successful forecasters of any kind - do not think of the future in terms of no-lose bets, unimpeachable theories, and infinitely precise measurements. These are the illusions of the sucker, the sirens of his overconfidence.

Nate Silver

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#30. The man who wishes to keep at the problem long enough to really learn anything positively must not take dangerous risks. Carelessness and overconfidence are usually more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.

David McCullough

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#31. A very disturbing feature of overconfidence is that it often appears to be poorly associated with knowledge - that is, the more ignorant the individual, the more confident he or she maybe.

Robert Trivers

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#32. Except for some effects that I attribute mostly to age, my intuitive thinking is just as prone to overconfidence, extreme predictions, and the planning fallacy as it was before I made a study of these issues.

Daniel Kahneman

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#33. Columbia Business School even has a term for it now. They call it "honest overconfidence" and they have found that men on average rate their performance to be 30 percent better than it is.

Katty Kay

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#34. Incompetence annoys me. Overconfidence terrifies me.

Malcolm Gladwell

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#35. CEOs of large firms often fail to read the handwriting on the wall, because of complacence, inertia, or overconfidence.

Navi Radjou

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#36. Auguste preferred women. He told me I would grow into it. I told him that he could get heirs and I would read books. I was ... nine? Ten? I thought I was already grown up. The hazards of overconfidence.

C.S. Pacat

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#37. OVERCONFIDENCE. We often stroll through life, thinking everything will be fine, until suddenly it isn't.

Timothy J. Keller

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#38. Courage is willingness to take the risk once you know the odds. Optimistic overconfidence means you are taking the risk because you don't know the odds. It's a big difference.

Daniel Kahneman

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#39. The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future.

Daniel Kahneman

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#40. Don't be too obvious about it.

Auliq Ice

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#41. Like all vain men, he had moments of unreasonable confidence.

Warren Eyster

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#42. You know, I can't stop thinking about you.
Oh really? Why you so obsessed about me?'re so full of shit yet still alive.

Toba Beta

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#43. Don't belittle anyone who you don't recognize.
Don't be fooled by anybody who underrates you.

Toba Beta

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#44. Why do they wait until sixth grade when you already know everything?

Judy Blume

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#45. Less reasoning when be too sure.

Toba Beta

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#46. Before you attempt to beat the odds, be sure you could survive the odds beating you.

Larry Kersten

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#47. Better not perceive yourselves too high, O humans.
We only value mankind as our experimentation object.

Toba Beta

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#48. Since he was much weaker than his enemy, he could afford to display no weakness at all.

Michael Dobbs

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#49. It's alright to have a good opinion of yourself, but we Americans are so smug with our cockiness, we somehow feel that just because we are Americans, we can whip our weight in wildcats.

Ernie Pyle

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#50. I have a cunning plan.

Richard Curtis

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#51. Never believe you are the best, but believe you are one of the best.

Auliq Ice

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#52. No civilization, no matter how mighty it may appear to itself, is indestructible.

Niall Ferguson

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#53. It wasn't that he seemed at all violent - rather, he had a peculiar unhinged intensity that told her that to challenge him would mean hearing him defend his hypothesis for the next forty minutes.

Joe Pitkin

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#54. Don't you know about the praying mantis that waved its arms angrily in front of an approaching carriage, unaware that they were incapable of stopping it? Such was the high opinion it had of its talents.


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