Best Quotes about Competition
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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
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.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
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.
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.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
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.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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