Quote by Robert Byrne
Confidence is always overconfidence.
This quote suggests that confidence can easily cross a line and become arrogance or overconfidence. While being confident in oneself and one's abilities is generally seen as positive, this quote serves as a reminder that excessive confidence can lead to complacency, disregard for others' opinions or feedback, and a lack of self-awareness. It implies that an excessive belief in one's capabilities can often be detrimental and can prevent growth or learning from mistakes. It echoes the idea of maintaining a balance of confidence and humility to avoid becoming overconfident.
Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes.