Best Quotes about Competition
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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 key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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 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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
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.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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