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.
Best Quotes about Competition
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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
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.
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 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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
He can run but he can't hide.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Playing safe is only playing.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
You must play boldly to win.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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.
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.
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.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
Most games are lost, not won.
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