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I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
- Oerter, Al
Competition Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Competition

1.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
O'Neal, Shaquille

2.
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.
Agassi, Andre

3.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Proverb, Italian

4.
He can run but he can't hide.
Louis, Joe

5.
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.
Falcon, Joe

6.
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.
Allison, Eric

7.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Proverb, Indian

8.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Martin, Jerry

9.
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.

10.
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.
Sheehan, Patty

11.
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.
Penick, Harvey

12.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Kramer, Jerry

13.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Hoagland, Edward

14.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Durocher, Leo

15.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Bradley, Bill

16.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Johnson, Patti

17.
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.
Rice, Grantland

18.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Shoemaker, Willie

19.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
Jipcho, Ben

20.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.

21.
Most games are lost, not won.
Stengel, Casey

22.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Gladiator's Salute

23.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Roosevelt, Theodore

24.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Chamberlain, Wilt

25.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
Goldsmith, Oliver

26.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Atkinson, Gil

27.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Cauthen, Steve

28.
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.
Carlyle, Thomas

29.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Ovid

30.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Laver, Rod

31.
The game isn't over until it's over.
Berra, Yogi

32.
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.
Richards, Bob

33.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Saroyan, William

34.
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.
Carnegie, Andrew

35.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Burrus, Daniel

36.
Playing safe is only playing.
Olson, Chuck

37.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Oerter, Al

38.
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.
Holtz, Lou

39.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Saying

40.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh

41.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Landry, Tom

42.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Hogan, Ben

43.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Brock, Lou

44.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Saying

45.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Leonard, George

46.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

47.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Riley, Pat

48.
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.
Howe, Gordie

49.
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.
Hamill, Dorothy

50.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Bonaparte, Napoleon


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