Best Quotes about Competition
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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 don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
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.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
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 play boldly to win.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
World trade means competition from anywhere; advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition.Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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.
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
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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