Best Quotes about Competition
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.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
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.
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 play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
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.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
The game isn't over until it's over.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
He can run but he can't hide.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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.
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.
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.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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 I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a 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.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
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