Best Quotes about Competition
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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 believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
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.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Playing safe is only playing.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
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.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
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
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
You must play boldly to win.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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