Best Quotes about Competition
The game isn't over until it's over.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
You must play boldly to win.
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
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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 time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let 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.
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.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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.
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 ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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 Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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.
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