Best Quotes about Competition
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
You must play boldly to win.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Playing safe is only playing.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
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.
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.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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 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.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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