Best Quotes about Competition
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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 biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
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.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
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.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Most games are lost, not won.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
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.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Playing safe is only playing.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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 ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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 don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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.
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.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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