Best Quotes about Competition
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
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 don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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.
He can run but he can't hide.
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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
The game isn't over until it's over.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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 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
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
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.
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
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
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 time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
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