65 Overestimate Quotes On Success In Life

These overestimate quotes will inspire you. Overestimate estimate (something) to be better, larger, or more important than it really is.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging overestimate quotes, overestimate sayings, and overestimate proverbs.

Best Overestimate Quotes

  1. “Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  2. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” ~ T. Harv Eker
  3. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” ~ Malcolm Forbes
  4. “It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  5. “Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  6. “A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults” ~ Mario Puzo
  7. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” ~ Bill Gates
  8. “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” ~ Bill Gates

  9. “”God does not give us more than we can handle,” I am told but I wonder if God doesn’t overestimate me just a little. Or perhaps, and this is likely, I underestimate God.” ~ Julia Cameron
  10. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  11. “Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race.” ~ H. L. Mencken , Don’t overestimate quotes
  12. “One is apt to overestimate beauty when it is rare” ~ Mark Twain

  13. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” ~ Tony Robbins
  14. “Never underestimate your power to change yourself.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  15. “Weakness and strength are necessary for balance. No one or nothing is only weak or only strong. But some of us overlook our weaknesses and even deny that we have them. That can be dangerous because denying there is a weakness is in itself a weakness. Likewise, accepting that we have weaknesses becomes a strength. And by the same token, overestimating strength is a weakness. You should not be blinded by your strengths. The feeling of strength is not the same as having strength. Neither should you ignore your weaknesses. Know them well, too.” ~ Joseph M. Marshall III
  16. “Sam: “You—you greatly overestimate my self-control.” Grace: “I’m not looking for self-control.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater

  17. “Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” ~ Bill Gates
  18. “You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  19. “Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  20. “We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, and underestimate what we can do over a long period.” ~ Gretchen Rubin

  21. “There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people – we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  22. “I never overestimate the audience, nor do I underestimate them. I just have a very rational idea as to who we’re dealing with, and that we’re not making a picture for Harvard Law School, we’re making a picture for middle-class people, the people that you see on the subway, or the people that you see in a restaurant. Just normal people.” ~ Billy Wilder
  23. “I wouldn’t overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it’s not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people.” ~ Garry Kasparov
  24. “People often overestimate what will happen in the next two years and underestimate what will happen in ten.” ~ Bill Gates

  25. “You shouldn’t underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him.” ~ George S. Patton
  26. “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” ~ David Foster Wallace
  27. “When you’re leading, you’re generally trying to lead change, and I think it was Roy Amara, who said about technology, “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” And I think the same applies to change within an organization.” ~ Harry West
  28. “People generally overestimate how distinct their lives are, so the commonalities seemed to them like a series of miracles.” ~ David Brooks

  29. “People vastly overestimate the ability of central planners to improve on the independent action of diverse individuals. What I’ve learned watching regulators is that they almost always make things worse. If regulators did nothing, the self-correcting mechanisms of the market would mitigate most problems with more finesse. And less cost.” ~ John Stossel
  30. “No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  31. “It’s hard to overestimate the teenage appetite for high drama.” ~ David Nicholls
  32. “If you are to accomplish all that one demands of you, you must overestimate your own worth.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  33. “Thanks to my fortunate idea of introducing the relativity principle into physics, you (and others) now enormously overrate my scientific abilities, to the point where this makes me quite uncomfortable.” ~ Albert Einstein
  34. “There was a survey done a few years ago that affected me greatly. it was discovered that intelligent people either estimate their intelligence accurately or slightly underestimate themselves, but stupid people overestimate their intelligence and by huge margins. (And these were things like straight-up math tests, not controversial IQ tests.)” ~ Harvey Pekar
  35. “When people think that moral problems can be solved by some simple strategy of calculation, that sets them up for ghastly overreaching. They think they can turn everything into a “science” the way mechanics was turned into a science in the seventeenth century. They want to turn everything over to technocrats and social engineers. They become shortsighted or simplistic about their ends, and they disastrously overestimate their ability to acquire the information they need to make the needed calculations.” ~ Allen W. Wood
  36. “People always overestimate how complex business is. This isn’t rocket science. We’ve chosen one of the world’s simplest professions.” ~ Jack Welch

  37. “You always overestimate what you can get done in a year and underestimate what you can get done in 10 years.” ~ Bill Gates
  38. “One cannot overestimate the options the West has available with which it can apply pressure on Russia.” ~ Andrey Illarionov
  39. “Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle [through the practice of meditation], we’ll start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly. Sometimes this can be a painful experience. I can’t overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were or think we ought to be. By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and to whatever arises, to our surprise and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming the never-pin-downable quality of life, experiencing it as a friend, a teacher, and a support, and no longer as an enemy.” ~ Pema Chodron
  40. “You can’t overestimate what happens when you encourage regulators to believe that the goal of regulation is not to regulate.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz

  41. “It would be hard for me to overestimate the importance of reading. Nothing can expand the mind and heart like the magic al world of books. …. Our libraries are an essential resource for our children, our communities, and our future.” ~ Danielle Steel
  42. “Enormous forces are affecting the world, and we can’t possibly overestimate their importance. These include demographic developments, climate change, digitalization and the rise of Asia. And then there’s the most important one: the end of a life lived on credit. We must finally free ourselves from debt.” ~ Paul Achleitner
  43. “Never mind what the ‘people’ think of you! They may overestimate or underestimate you! Until they discover your real worth, your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. You can succeed if nobody else believes it; but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself.” ~ William J. H. Boetcker , Overestimate quotes yourself
  44. “I’ve spent so much time making sure I don’t underestimate my opponents that I’ve forgotten it’s just as dangerous to overestimate them as well.” ~ Suzanne Collins

  45. “You can’t overestimate the need to plan and prepare. In most of the mistakes I’ve made, there has been this common theme of inadequate planning beforehand. You really can’t over-prepare in business!” ~ Chris Corrigan
  46. “In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  47. “We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events.” ~ Daniel Kahneman
  48. “To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  49. “It is also true that the less competent a person is in a given domain, the more he will tend to overestimate his abilities. This often produces an ugly marriage of confidence and ignorance that is very difficult to correct for.” ~ Sam Harris
  50. “It would be difficult, indeed, to overestimate the transcendent importance of the part the railroad has played in making the Nation what it is today. Perhaps it would be within bounds to say that without railroads to bind the States into one homogeneous whole, the Nation never could have attained its present size and importance.” ~ Charles Frederick Carter
  51. “The biologists have essentially been pushed aside. Al Gore’s just an opportunist. The person who is really responsible for this overestimate of global warming is Jim Hansen. He consistently exaggerates all the dangers.” ~ Freeman Dyson
  52. “People overestimate what they can accomplish in the near term and underestimate what they can accomplish in the long term.” ~ David House

  53. “People tend to overestimate my character,” I say quietly. “They think that because I’m small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can’t possibly be cruel. But they’re wrong.” ~ Veronica Roth
  54. “Self-confidence is very important. If you don’t think you can win, you will take cowardly decisions in the crucial moments, out of sheer respect for your opponent. You see the opportunity but also greater limitations than you should. I have always believed in what I do on the chessboard, even when I had no objective reason to. It is better to overestimate your prospects than underestimate them.” ~ Magnus Carlsen
  55. “I find as long as I acknowledge the truth of something, then that’s it. I know what it is and then I can operate. But if I overestimate the downside of something or the challenge of something and I get too obsessed about the difficulty of it, then I don’t leave enough room to be open to the upside, the possibility.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  56. “You shouldn’t overestimate the power of a single judge.” ~ Udo Di Fabio

  57. “Under bad manners, as under graver faults, lies very commonly an overestimate of our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  58. “Reasonably accurate appraisal of one’s own capabilities is, therefore, of considerable value in successful functioning. Large misjudgments of personal efficacy in either direction have consequences. People who grossly overestimate their capabilities undertake activities that are clearly beyond their reach. As a result, they get themselves into considerable difficulties, undermine their credibility, and suffer needless failures. Some of the missteps, of course, can produce serious, irreparable harm” ~ Albert Bandura
  59. “There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate–not to the artist but to the public…. Without them we would judge a man simply by his work; but at present the newspapers are trying hard to induce the public to judge a sculptor, for instance, never by his statues but by the way he treats his wife; a painter by the amount of his income and a poet by the colour of his necktie.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  60. “Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other’s” ~ Deborah Tannen

  61. “In business, we say that people overestimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in a decade. This is true in philanthropy as well.” ~ Marc Benioff
  62. “You cannot overestimate the role of intuition in fiction writing. Or the role of accident or randomness. These things are very central. This is never really admitted. You have to cover the pages. You have to have those people do things. And the things they do have to be relevant to the entire concern. The specific things they do don’t much matter, you just have to have them do something that counts.” ~ Peter Straub
  63. “Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe.” ~ William Ellery Channing

  64. “I have in the past tended to overestimate the amount of change I can affect in the short run and then not fully appreciate the change I can affect in the long run. And so I’ve learned that it’s critical to think carefully about the pace of change, and it’s something that I’ve learned the hard way.” ~ Harry West
  65. “Look at your own potential. Don’t overestimate your capabilities and push too hard, or underestimate them and use that as an excuse to be lazy.” ~ Tenzin Palmo

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