60 Best Bet on Yourself Quotes

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. Self-confidence is key when it comes to succeeding in any field. So if you want to win at life, start by believing in yourself – and betting on yourself. Here are some inspiring bet on yourself quotes that will help you take the first step.

Bet on Yourself Quotes

1. “Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers: to bet is in the English temperament.” — Jules Verne

2. “If we can clean up our world, I’ll bet you we can achieve warp drive.” — William Shatner

3. “The storm hit with all the fury of a woman who’d been dieting for six months, only to discover she’d gained four pounds.” — Alan Dean Foster

4. “I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball.” — Pete Rose

5. “Have you ever heard of the law of large numbers? If you carry on betting large sums day after day, then sooner or later you are bound to win everything back, As far.” — Boris Akunin

6. “As far as the gambling debts on there, not one cent was any type of sports betting. It’s just something obviously I’m not proud of because it drags a lot of other people into this than I’d want. It’s something I’m continuing to deal with.” — Darren McCarty

7. “He has no ABCD friends at college. He avoids them, for they remind him too much of the way his parents choose to live, befriending people not so much because they like them, but because of a past they happen to share.” — Jhumpa Lahiri

8. “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

9. “I know life goes on if you make a big bet and you lose. But if you don’t give yourself the best chance of winning, you’re going to kick yourself tomorrow.” — James Holzhauer

10. “Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” — Lloyd Alexander

11. “Heaven knows where I’ll end up – but it’s a safe bet that I’ll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be.” — H. P. Lovecraft

12. “It’s never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.” — Warren Buffett

13. “Yes, it’s true I once knocked out a horse. It was at a fiesta in my mother’s home town of Guarare. Someone bet me a bottle of whiskey that I couldn’t do it.” — Roberto Duran

14. “The nuclear weapons on board just one of our Trident submarines contain eight times the firepower expended in all of World War II.” — John Allen Paulos

15. “When Hitler declared war on the United States, he was betting that German soldiers, raised up in the Hitler Youth, would always out fight American soldiers, brought up in the Boy Scouts. He lost that bet. The Boy Scouts had been taught how to figure their way out of their own problems.” — Stephen E. Ambrose

16. “You shouldn’t have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it’s baseball or it’s horses. You can’t beat the horses. You can’t beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.” — George Steinbrenner

17. “I don’t think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me.” — Elisabeth Rohm

18. “Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either.” — Lee Trevino

19. “I’m not a betting woman, but I have $50 on Secretariat with an old director friend of mine.” — Shirley Booth

20. “I could describe my career in two words: who knew. I was on the path to becoming a professional baseball player, but I got injured in college. When I decided to move out to L.A. to try acting, nobody was betting on me, not even my family. But it’s always been that way for me; nothing has come easy.” — Shemar Moore

21. “I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I’m making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return.” — J. B. Pritzker

22. “Horse sense is the instinct that keeps horses from betting on men.” — Josephine Tey

23. “The number of realists who are betting that both the ‘economy gets healthy soon’ and this government gets spending under control is a tiny group, indeed.” — Bob Beauprez

24. “Fortune-telling was quantum betting, a competitive scrying of variably likely outcomes.” — China Mieville

25. “The lawyer refused to tell me my brother’s name, and my colleagues started a betting pool. The leading candidate: John Travolta. I secretly hoped for a literary descendant of Henry James – someone more talented than I: someone brilliant without even trying.” — Mona Simpson

26. “You can walk as carefully as you want through a mine field; it is still a mine field. But it’s also true that if you step up to the plate worrying that you’re going to strike out, the odds are that you’re going to strike out. Not doing a large ambitious work because you’re convinced that Danger Lurks around Every Corner, the old ‘I might be dead this time next year,’ is a waste of the Inner Radiance that found you. It’s like life insurance. It’s betting against yourself. It’s blowing out your own flame before someone beats you to it.” — Dave Sim

27. “Ask yourself: Am I an investor, or am I a speculator? An investor is a person who owns business and holds it forever and enjoys the returns that U.S. businesses, and to some extent global businesses, have earned since the beginning of time. Speculation is betting on price. Speculation has no place in the portfolio or the kit of the typical investor.” — John C. Bogle

28. “Let me tell you what I literally told every world leader I’ve met with, and I’ve met them all: It’s never, never, never been a good bet to bet against America. We have the finest fighting force in the world.” — Joe Biden

29. “I remember when I was about 18, Sean Penn made a bet with me. He had just directed his first movie, and he’s like, ‘By the time you’re 30, I will bet you $500 that you’ll be sick of acting.’ I’m still waiting to collect, because I’m not.” — Winona Ryder

30. “I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around.” — Boris Johnson

31. “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” — Bill Watterson

32. “Many a man has walked up to the opportunity for which he has long been preparing himself, looked it full in the face, and then begun to get cold feet … when it comes to betting on yourself and your power to do the thing you know you must do or write yourself down a failure, you’re a chicken-livered coward if you hesitate.” — B.C. Forbes

33. “Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” — Andre Malraux

34. “Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.” — Tom Stoppard

35. “I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him ‘father.” — Will Rogers

36. “The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” — Damon Runyon

37. “I generally only eat one meal a day, which is pretty unusual for a restaurant reviewer. It’s not that I have a problem with food; I’ll eat anything that doesn’t involve a bet, a dare, or an initiation ceremony.” — A. A. Gill

38. “To man, that was in th’ evening made,

Stars gave the first delight;

Admiring, in the gloomy shade,

Those little drops of light.” — Edmund Waller

39. “You had to have a unanimous jury verdict, and one percent of contributory negligence barred all recovery. It was so satisfying to realize I could do it. And I’ll tell you what motivated me: competitiveness. I was betting on me. That’s what a contingent-fee lawyer does.” — Joe Jamail

40. “How’d you come up with cemetery?” Julian asked Nick.

“Call it divine inspiration.”

“Yeah, I’m betting God was invoked a lot last night,” JD said under his breath.

“Shhh,” Kelly begged.” — Abigail Roux

41. “If you don’t like trading, gambling and betting, then you don’t like living.” — William C. Brown

42. “Trading is more or less like betting or gambling, but only without the pleasure show of the game.” — William C. Brown

43. “We are clearly betting on tablets being both content consumption and production devices.” — Shantanu Narayen

44. “We’re betting, at this place and this time, we have people ready for change in the state of Maryland.” — Bob Ehrlich

45. “You’re a watcher, aren’t you?” Peter said. “I can tell. You watch and listen. But you know what I’m betting. The thing you can’t see so clear is yourself.” I was startled. Here I was, trying to come up with something to say about the weather, and he said something real. “What do you mean?” I asked. “You don’t walk like a girl who knows how pretty she is, for one thing. That’s a crying shame.” — Judy Blundell

46. “Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?” — Thomas Sowell

47. “I’ll tell you something else too; by the time we’re through we shall have had all we can stand of this North woman. I wouldn’t mind betting she thinks we have nothing better to do than run around in circles while she gets on with this three-act problem play of hers.” — Georgette Heyer

48. “He wore eyeliner and gauged his ears and bought intentionally offensive t-shirts off the internet, which he would then wear to the shop, betting Jack that today was the day he’d get punched in the mouth by a swamper.” — Ania Ahlborn

49. “What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, I bet that my Redeemer liveth.” — Samuel Butler

50. “He was at a starting point which makes many a man’s career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose…” — George Eliot

51. “Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.” — Bruce Dern

52. “Worrying is betting against yourself.” — Terence McKenna

53. “Females and males watched Rhysand throughout the hall – and the shadowsinger and I made a game of betting on who, exactly, would work up the nerve to invite the High Lord home.” — Sarah J. Maas

54. “I like being tested. I get as scared as anyone. But the feeling of putting yourself on the line, betting on your talent and having it work; that’s the most exhilarating feeling in the world.” — Conan O’Brien

55. “You’re better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn’t wanna wander from the stable at night.” — Betty Grable

56. “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” — W.C. Fields

57. “I guess the older I get, the more understanding and forgiving I’ve become.” — Nikki Reed

58. “I once lost a bill betting on the Red Sox … But that’s another topic.” — Diamond D

59. “It’s one thing to bet on red or black and know that you are betting on red or black. It’s another to bet on a form of red and not to know it.” — Michael Lewis

60. “Remember. I’m still betting on you girl on fire.” — Suzanne Collins





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