Best Quotes about 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.
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.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
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.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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.
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 game isn't over until it's over.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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.
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 Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
You must play boldly to win.
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
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
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.
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.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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 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.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
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.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.
Playing safe is only playing.
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.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Most games are lost, not won.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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
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