Best Quotes about Competition
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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.
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.
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 want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
He can run but he can't hide.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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 watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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.
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 general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.
Cooley, Charles Horton
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.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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 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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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 play boldly to win.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining 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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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