quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.

The calculus was the first achievement of modern mathematics and it is difficult to overestimate its importance. I think it defines more unequivocally than anything else the inception of modern mathematics; and the system of mathematical analysis, which is its logical development, still constitutes the greatest technical advance in exact thinking.

A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults

Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.


Never underestimate your power to change yourself.

The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship.

Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.

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.

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.

Hitler overestimated the importance of [technology].

As a result, he would count on a mere handful of assault-gun detachment or the new Tiger tanks to restore situations where only large bodies of troops could have any prospect of success.


It is impossible to overestimate the importance of being filled with the Spirit.

We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events.

Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.

Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.

There's always an element of self delusion among people who believe they ought to be President. There's an underestimation of your opponent and an overestimation of your own abilities. This is compatible with being rich and powerful, the idea that we were blessed by God because we deserve to be blessed.


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.

Sam: “You—you greatly overestimate my self-control.

” Grace: “I’m not looking for self-control.

You can't overestimate the importance of psychology in chess, and as much as some players try to downplay it, I believe that winning requires a constant and strong psychology not just at the board but in every aspect of your life.

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.

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.


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!

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

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!

You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him.

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too.


there was no greater natural advantage in life than having an enemy overestimate your faults, unless it was to have a friend underestimate your virtues.

Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

We systematically overestimate the value of access to information and underestimate the value of access to each other.

You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

We should be on our guard not to overestimate science and scientific methods when it is a question of human problems, and we should not assume that experts are the only ones who have the right to express themselves on questions affecting the organization of society.


"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.

It is human nature to overestimate the thing you've never had.

One is apt to overestimate beauty when it is rare

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.

The greatest risk we face in software development is that of overestimating our own knowledge.

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