Best Quotes about Competition
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Most games are lost, not won.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
He can run but he can't hide.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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 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.
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.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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
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