Best Quotes about Competition
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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 must play boldly to win.
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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
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.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
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.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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 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.
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.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
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.
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