Best Quotes about Competition
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.
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 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.
Thank God for competition.When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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.
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.
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
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
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.
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.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
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.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
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.
Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.
When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
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.
The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.
Horne, William Van
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.
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.
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
He can run but he can't hide.
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 weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Kennedy, John F.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.
The game isn't over until it's over.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
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.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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
Playing safe is only playing.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
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