Best Quotes about Competition
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.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
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.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
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.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
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
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
You must play boldly to win.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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.
Most games are lost, not won.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
The game isn't over until it's over.
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 you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
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
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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