47 Overconfidence Quotes and Saying

Overconfidence is a type of bias or inequality that occurs naturally, which can affect the decision-making process of all humans. Overconfidence occurs when someone has more confidence than they should be in a certain situation so that someone misjudges their own abilities or opinions. Overconfidence can also be unwanted and dangerous. Overconfidence distracts you from real knowledge. So you need to be more careful not to be overly confident and better to appear as it is and just as simple but still relaxed. There are many collections of quotes and sayings “overconfidence” that you can use as motivation.

Overconfidence precedes carelessness. – Toba Beta

Most people are overconfident about their own abilities. That is probably a good thing. But we would be horrified if a physician’s aide engaged in heart surgery. – Andrew Lo

Overconfidence is a powerful source of illusions, primarily determined by the quality and coherence of the story that you can construct, not by its validity. – Daniel Kahneman

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

Doubt is not the enemy of justice; overconfidence is. – Carol Tavris

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you. – Neil Armstrong

Developing self-confidence is always the preliminary to becoming a leader. but don’t let it become overconfidence, the first station on the track leading to arrogance. – John Adair

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

Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise. – Malcolm Gladwell

Let’s not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes. – Harold Washington

To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive. To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful. – Bill Walsh

In their leaders, advisers, and experts, people much prefer overconfidence, total certainty, to any kind of doubt. – Michael Lewis

Confidence is a fine trait. Over-confidence isn’t. – Laurell K. Hamilton

My belief is that we should never become overconfident. – Masayoshi Son

Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure. – Cass Gilbert

Arrogance is the obstruction of wisdom. – Bion of Smyrna

The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead. – Criss Jami

Arrogance really comes from insecurity, and in the end our feeling that we are bigger than others is really the flip side of our feeling that we are smaller than others. – Desmond Tutu

I’m not overconfident. It’s just that I’m not caught up in that. What will be will be. The die is cast. I can’t be anybody but me. – Wendy Williams

Arrogance is a mixture of impertinence, disobedience, indiscipline, rudeness, harshness, and a self-assertive nature. – Sivananda

Overconfidence comes from fear and doubt, and you boast an ego when you’re feeling less than. – Nikki Sixx

Sometimes overconfidence is more dangerous than having lack of confidence. Overconfidence gets you dead. – Pittacus Lore

Almost everyone’s instinct is to be overconfident and read way too much into a hot or cold streak. – Nate Silver

Arrogance and fanaticism cause the hardening of positions taken and entrenchment can only lead to a dead end. – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

A certain death of an artist is overconfidence. – Robin Trower

There’s a thin line between brilliance and overconfidence. – The Dauntless Reader

I am not overconfident. – Romano Prodi

If arrogance is the heady wine of youth, then humility must be its eternal hangover. – Helen Van Slyke

Doubt is often better than overconfidence, for it leads to inquiry, and inquiry leads to invention. – Hudson Maxim

Incompetence annoys me. Overconfidence terrifies me. – Malcolm Gladwell

There is something to be said about a guy who is attractive and doesn’t know it. I hate men who are overconfident. – Kiele Sanchez

What begins in arrogance often ends in shame. – Walter Russell Mead

People exaggerate their confidence in their plans – something we call the planning fallacy… The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence. – Daniel Kahneman

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

In the entertainment business, everybody is desperately insecure, and the guys in Silicon Valley seem to be slightly overconfident. – Jimmy Iovine

Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement. – Tony Jaa

A very disturbing feature ofĂ‚ 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 might be. – Robert Trivers

Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it. – Toba Beta

When one is young, one can become distracted and overconfident. – Gerard Pique

The key is not being overconfident. You should not think that because I’m a top-ranked player, I will win this game. You have to be focused. – P. V. Sindhu

There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence. – Jack Welch

There’s a lot of overconfidence about this bill. We’re going to expose it. It will not pass. – Jeff Sessions

Back during my VJ days, I was overconfident as I was on television and was earning money very early in life. – Rhea Chakraborty

No one likes someone who’s really overconfident. – Debbie Millman

Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety. – Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Dictators fall when they’re overconfident; they stay in power when they’re paranoid. – Masha Gessen

Early in my career I was accused of being overconfident and even cocky, but I really was confident that I had done the training and didn’t see any other reason to say otherwise. – Alberto Salazar

Some expressions from various quotes about overconfidence can make you change your life to be more excited and quote on motivation in life experiences for the better.