Best Quotes about Competition
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
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 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 time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
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.
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
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.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
The game isn't over until it's over.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
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
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
He can run but he can't hide.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Most games are lost, not won.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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