Best Quotes about Competition
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.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
The game isn't over until it's over.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
You must play boldly to win.
He can run but he can't hide.
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 believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Playing safe is only playing.
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 play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Paige, Leroy ''Satchel''
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
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.
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 want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
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.
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
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 watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. 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.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
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.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Most games are lost, not won.
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