Best Quotes about Competition
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 have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
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.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
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.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
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.
You must play boldly to win.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Playing safe is only playing.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
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