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22+ Overconfidence Quotes

Overconfidence is dangerous. Overconfidence distracts us from real knowledge. This is a collection of 24 quotes on overconfidence and overconfidence sayings.


Overconfidence precedes carelessness. - Toba Beta
Doubt is not the enemy of justice; overconfidence is. - Carol Tavris
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise. - Malcolm Gladwell
Confidence is a fine trait. Over-confidence isn't. - Laurell K. Hamilton
The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead. - Criss Jami
Overconfidence comes from fear and doubt, and you boast an ego when you're feeling less than. - Nikki Sixx
A certain death of an artist is overconfidence. - Robin Trower
Doubt is often better than overconfidence, for it leads to inquiry, and inquiry leads to invention. - Hudson Maxim
People exaggerate their confidence in their plans - something we call the planning fallacy... The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence. - Daniel Kahneman
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 might be. - Robert Trivers
Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one's sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence. - Jack Welch
Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety. - Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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
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
To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive. To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful. - Bill Walsh
Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure. - Cass Gilbert
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
Sometimes overconfidence is more dangerous than having lack of confidence.
Overconfidence gets you dead. - Pittacus Lore
There's a thin line between brilliance and overconfidence. - The Dauntless Reader
Incompetence annoys me. Overconfidence terrifies me. - Malcolm Gladwell
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
Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it. - Toba Beta
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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