Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
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.
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.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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 ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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