Best Quotes about Competition
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
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 medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
Kersee, Jackie Joyner
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
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.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
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.
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.
You must play boldly to win.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
He can run but he can't hide.
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