Best Quotes about Competition
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.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Foyt, A. J.
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.
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 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.
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.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
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.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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 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.
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.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
Geus, Arie de
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
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.
The Law of Win Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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