I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth. But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity. Benj. DisraeliSpeech. Nov. 9, 1867.
La confiance que lon a en soi fait naître la plus grande partie de celle que lon a aux autres. The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. La RochefoucauldPremier Supplément. 49.
Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them; The iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail: A feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of battle, And rally to a nobler strife the giants that had fled. TupperProverbial Philosophy. Of Faith. L. 11.