Best Quotes about Competition
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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 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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
Most games are lost, not won.
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.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
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.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
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.
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 have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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 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.
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.
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