Quotations The Best Quotes About Competition  

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A list of the best competition quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous competition quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic competition quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational competition quotes from that same writer.

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You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war. Napoleon Bonaparte

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The Law of Win/Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way. Greg Anderson

8 2
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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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. Lou Holtz

5 0
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.

6 1
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. William Shakespeare

6 1
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

7 2
Competition is the whetstone of talent.

5 1
And what is the greatest number? Number one. David Hume

4 2
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first! John F. Kennedy

3 1
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.

3 2
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes. Oliver Goldsmith

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My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff. Theodore Roosevelt

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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. Thomas Carlyle

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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. Charles Cooley

2 1
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. Ovid

2 1
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition. Elbert Hubbard

2 2
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. Charles Lamb

2 2
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game. Pat Riley

1 1
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor. Edward Hoagland

1 1
There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin. Dejan Stojanović

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The game isn't over until it's over.

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When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents. William Shakespeare

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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. Andrew Carnegie