Best Quotes about Competition
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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.
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.
The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
Kersee, Jackie Joyner
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
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.
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.
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.
I won it, at least five million times. Men who were stronger, bigger and faster than I was could have done it, but they never picked up a pole, and never made the feeble effort to pick their legs off the ground and get over the bar.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
I consider myself one of a very small handful of drivers in the world that are top drivers. The best one? I don't think anybody can say they're the best one because, from one week to the next, you can be on form or off form a little bit.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Playing safe is only playing.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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