In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Best Quotes about Competition
The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Playing safe is only playing.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
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.
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 key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Most games are lost, not won.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
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.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
It's amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody's in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it's who wants it the most, and who's the most confident on his skis.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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.
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.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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 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.
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
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
He can run but he can't hide.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
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 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
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
You must play boldly to win.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
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