Best Quotes about Competition
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
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.
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.
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.
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 the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
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.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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.
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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 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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Playing safe is only playing.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
You must play boldly to win.
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.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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