Best Quotes about Competition
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Most games are lost, not won.
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 person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
Kersee, Jackie Joyner
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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 biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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