Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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 time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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 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
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
You must play boldly to win.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
He can run but he can't hide.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
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