Best Quotes about Competition
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
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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 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.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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 fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
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.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
He can run but he can't hide.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
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 play boldly to win.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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 time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
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.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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 play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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