Best Quotes about Competition
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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.
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.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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.
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.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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 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.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
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