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antonio sees jacob's success as an example of god's providence and luck. antonio also accuses shylock of using a biblical story to justify the practice of money lending.
confidence is a very rare and hard-won virtue. is the fruit appears on the tree of long industry and perseverance. once a man succeeds in nurturing self-esteem through discipline, self-control, and dedication to principles of morality and , it becomes a source of unprecedented inner power. all great men of all times and in all climes were men of confidence and self-esteem. lincoln, helen keller, einstein, vivekananda, jessica cox, addison, louis pasteur, mahatma , martin king luther, nelson mandela, etc, developed self-esteem in them. used power to set so many right.
confidence is an instinctive, spiritual belief in one’s own self that develops in one’s bosom after long trials and tribulations. going through them one often finds a connection between tiny self and the vast universal-self. realization of the connection often results in building up of the self-esteem. after the realization, when one faces the challenges, one identifies with the universal-self. thus one receives all strength, inspiration, and creativity one requires to overcome those challenges. thus confidence is a very essential virtue each man and woman must aspire to develop in /her personality.