Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
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
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
He can run but he can't hide.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
Most games are lost, not won.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
You must play boldly to win.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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 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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
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.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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