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.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
You must play boldly to win.
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.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a 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.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
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.
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.
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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
He can run but he can't hide.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Most games are lost, not won.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
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 can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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