Best Quotes about Competition
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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 ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Most games are lost, not won.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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 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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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.
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
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
The game isn't over until it's over.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Playing safe is only playing.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
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.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
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.
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