Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
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.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
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.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Playing safe is only playing.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
You must sacrifice, train, do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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