Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
You must play boldly to win.
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.
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.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
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 key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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.
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.
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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