Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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 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
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Most games are lost, not won.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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