This is a promising sign in itself: the discipline and self-assurance to quit while ahead is sadly rare in any creative field.
"You too will suffer," said the old Raot, with self-assurance.
Lafontaine had conviction and self-assurance, but his elocution was very bad for poetry.
She, in a second, has the self-assurance of a person in her own home, or visiting in a drawing-room.
There was an easy strength and self-assurance in her carriage.
Barbara had a self-confidence and self-assurance that Emma had never possessed, and that was good.
The street had given him his self-assurance, his ready tongue and his wit.
The self-assurance which had been the distinguishing mark of Plunger's manner had gone.
She took this first blow to her self-assurance very wholesomely.
What does anything matter when people love as I love you and you love me (forgive my self-assurance)!