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 they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
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.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Playing safe is only playing.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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