Best Quotes about Competition
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
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 don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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 watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Playing safe is only playing.
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 psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
Most games are lost, not won.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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.
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 play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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