Best Quotes about Competition
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Playing safe is only playing.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
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.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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
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.
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 don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
You must play boldly to win.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
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