Best Quotes about Competition
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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
You must play boldly to win.
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.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
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.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most games are lost, not won.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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.
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
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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