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I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
- Abbott, Jim
Competition Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Competition

1.
I don't care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don't care how bad you play, you can find somebody you can beat.
Penick, Harvey

2.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
O'Neal, Shaquille

3.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Brock, Lou

4.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Laver, Rod

5.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Lamb, Charles

6.
A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride.
Lopez, Nancy

7.
Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on.
Hamill, Dorothy

8.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Hogan, Ben

9.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Gladiator's Salute

10.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Trevino, Lee

11.
I ski to win. When the day comes that I can't get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won't be able to win and I'll stop racing.
Stenmark, Ingemar

12.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Abbott, Jim

13.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Jamieson, Mrs.

14.
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
Morris, William

15.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Durocher, Leo

16.
The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.
Cooley, Charles Horton

17.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Eisenhower, Dwight D.

18.
What it comes down to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second or third-best horse and win.
Aragon, Vicky

19.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.

20.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Rockne, Knute

21.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Ovid

22.
How can we hope to remain economically competitive in a world in which... 90% of Dutch high-school students take advanced math courses and 100% of teachers in Germany have double majors, while the best we can say about our pocket of excellence is that 75% of [American] students have learned to critique tactfully?
Alexander, Barbara J.

23.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''

24.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Proverb, Italian

25.
Most games are lost, not won.
Stengel, Casey

26.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Shoemaker, Willie

27.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Ross, Ruth

28.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
Wriston, Walter

29.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Hume, David

30.
The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.
Sampras, Pete

31.
You must sacrifice, train, do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.
Falcon, Joe

32.
He can run but he can't hide.
Louis, Joe

33.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Beecher, Willard

34.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave -- win or lose.
Howe, Gordie

35.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

36.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Roosevelt, Theodore

37.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Bonaparte, Napoleon

38.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
Anderson, Greg

39.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Beecher, Marguerite

40.
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
Smith, Dean

41.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Walsh, Bill

42.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Bradley, Bill

43.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Saying

44.
It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.
Agassi, Andre

45.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Proverb, Indian

46.
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes -- not that you won or lost -- but how you played the Game.
Rice, Grantland

47.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Bartok, Bela

48.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Hubbard, Elbert

49.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
Goldsmith, Oliver

50.
The game isn't over until it's over.
Berra, Yogi


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