Best Quotes about Competition
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
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
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.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
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.
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 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.
Most games are lost, not won.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
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 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 you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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