Best Quotes about Competition
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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 have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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.
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
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
He can run but he can't hide.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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 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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Playing safe is only playing.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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