Best Quotes about Competition
He can run but he can't hide.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
You must play boldly to win.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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 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.
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.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
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.
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.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
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.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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