Best Quotes about Competition
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
You must play boldly to win.
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.
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.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
It's amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody's in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it's who wants it the most, and who's the most confident on his skis.
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.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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 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 have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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