Quotes About Overconfidence

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Quotes About Overconfidence

Overconfidence is a lowly bitch that easily fucked.
— Toba Beta —

A certain death of an artist is overconfidence.

— Robin Trower

A puzzling limitation of our mind: our excessive confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent inability to acknowledge the full extent of our ignorance and the uncertainty of the world we live in. We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events. Overconfidence is fed by the illusory certainty of hindsight.

— Daniel Kahneman

The real struggle is in your own mind. You must know you are going to win before you start the fight. You have to see it, smell it, and believe it utterly. It is a form of confidence, but you must guard against overconfidence. You have to be flexible-able to adapt in an instant and never allow yourself to give up. Without this, nothing else is possible.

— Michael J. Sullivan

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

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 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

Overconfidence in one's own ability is the root of much evil. Vanity, egoism, is the deadliest of all characteristics. This vanity, combined with extreme ignorance of conditions the knowledge of which is the very A B C of business and of life, produces more shipwrecks and heartaches than any other part of our mental make-up.

— Alice Foote MacDougall

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

— Nikki Sixx

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

— Malcolm Gladwell

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