Best Quotes about Competition
And what is the greatest number? Number one.
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.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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 game isn't over until it's over.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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
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.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
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.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
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.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Most games are lost, not won.
He can run but he can't hide.
Playing safe is only playing.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
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.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
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 weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
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.
Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
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