Best Quotes about Competition
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 consider myself one of a very small handful of drivers in the world that are top drivers. The best one? I don't think anybody can say they're the best one because, from one week to the next, you can be on form or off form a little bit.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
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.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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
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.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
He can run but he can't hide.
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 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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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.
Most games are lost, not won.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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