Best Quotes about Competition
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
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.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
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.
You must play boldly to win.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little 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.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
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.
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.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
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 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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
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.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
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.
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
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.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
He can run but he can't hide.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
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.
Playing safe is only playing.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
Most games are lost, not won.
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