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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.
Competition Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Competition

1.
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

2.
The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost -- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Carnegie, Andrew

3.
You must play boldly to win.
Palmer, Arnold

4.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Knight, Bobby

5.
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.

6.
Playing safe is only playing.
Olson, Chuck

7.
The game isn't over until it's over.
Berra, Yogi

8.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Bartok, Bela

9.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Orpen, Robert

10.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Leonard, George

11.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Chamberlain, Wilt

12.
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

13.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Lamb, Charles

14.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Tarkenton, Fran

15.
There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
Gandhi, Indira

16.
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

17.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Shakespeare, William

18.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Brock, Lou

19.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Laver, Rod

20.
Our life is not really a mutual helpfulness; but rather, it's fair competition cloaked under due laws of war; it's a mutual hostility.
Carlyle, Thomas

21.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Hogan, Ben

22.
World trade means competition from anywhere; advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition.Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.
Allison, Eric

23.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Landry, Tom

24.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Saying

25.
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

26.
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

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

28.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van

29.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Ovid

30.
Enjoy the successes that you have, and don't be too hard on yourself when you don't do well. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. Just relax and enjoy it.
Sheehan, Patty

31.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Saying

32.
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

33.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Riley, Pat

34.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Holtz, Lou

35.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de

36.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Oerter, Al

37.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Proverb, Indian

38.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Saroyan, William

39.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Jamieson, Mrs.

40.
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

41.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Abbott, Jim

42.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Kramer, Jerry

44.
It's amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody's in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it's who wants it the most, and who's the most confident on his skis.
Crist, Reggie

45.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Johnson, Patti

46.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Hoagland, Edward

47.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh

48.
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

49.
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

50.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Gladiator's Salute


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