Best Quotes about Competition
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Most games are lost, not won.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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.
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.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
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.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
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.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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 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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
You must play boldly to win.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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