Best Quotes about Competition
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
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.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Playing safe is only playing.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute 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.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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.
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 have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to 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.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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