Best Quotes about Competition
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let 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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
You must play boldly to win.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
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