"Much of people are many times weaker in confidence than any other faculty. A large percentage of those who fail in life could have succeeded if this one quality had been properly trained and strengthened in their youth. Take a timid, shy, sensitive, shrinking individual and teach him to believe in himself. Teach him that he has great possibilities; that he can make himself a person who will stand for something in his community. Train him in self-faith until this quality becomes strong and robust, and it will not only increase his courage but strengthen all his other mental qualities as well." — Orison Marden
Dr. Orison Swett Marden was an American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897.