Best Quotes about Competition
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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
World trade means competition from anywhere; advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition.Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
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.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Playing safe is only playing.
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 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.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
He can run but he can't hide.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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.
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.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
The game isn't over until it's over.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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