Best Quotes about Competition
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
He can run but he can't hide.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
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.
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.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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
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