Competition Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Competition

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I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one - I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me.
~By Marcia Gay Harden ~


Professional competitions are overrated.
~By Oksana Baiul ~


The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition.
~By Norm Dicks ~


Our employers today face numerous challenges and stiff competition from businesses all over the world.
~By Jim Gerlach ~


I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.
~By John Thorn ~


We live in a time today where we face fierce global competition.
~By Erskine Bowles ~


My driver Kellie Frost and I would race these fellows home and they were always faster on the highway. We did the same with Daniel and his driver, and thus began a long series of jokes and competitions to alleviate the impossible hours and tensions this film provoked.
~By Madeleine Stowe ~


In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition.
~By Helmut Jahn ~


You have to compete with others in the field. Sometimes the competition gets pretty fierce because you're competing for funds or grants to do your work, the financial work.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.
~By Orville Redenbacher ~


And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
~By Frank Shorter ~


More than 20 years on, sustained competition, informed customers and the rapid growth of new technology provide the necessary environment for substantial deregulation.
~By Stephen Carter ~


When the government allocates monopoly rights to frequency, and there are only a handful in each community, it's picking the winners in the competition.
~By Robert McChesney ~


While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students.
~By Douglass North ~


The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was incredible competition out there.
~By Gregg Allman ~


Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition.
~By Alberto Juantorena ~


Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


The object of this competition is not to be mean to the losers but to find a winner. The process makes you mean because you get frustrated.
~By Simon Cowell ~


During such a competition players are there for a long time as well as all the people around them. They need to train, to eat, to go out. There ought to be something in it for everyone. On that particular point, my experience has been a bonus.
~By Michel Patini ~


Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
~By Major Owens ~


There are horses people use for competition, and if they don't perform well or go lame, then people ask the vet to put them down to get the insurance money. And my vet knows I love horses, so he gives them to me.
~By Daryl Hannah ~


We see ourselves as first helping to open up markets to competition.
~By Kenneth Lay ~


Competition is very good... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better.
~By Christine Lahti ~


The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition.
~By Leon Jouhaux ~


It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie.
~By John Robinson ~


Now a movie goes out to two, three thousand theaters and by Friday night at 10 o'clock they know if you are in or out. That desperate competition is, I think, horrendous. It's awful.
~By Mark Rydell ~


When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty.
~By John Bates Clark ~


The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way.
~By Richard Stallman ~


There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition, it was almost entirely on the Soviet side, first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans.
~By Herman Kahn ~


An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.
~By Patti Smith ~


There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
~By Indira Gandhi ~


I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.
~By John Forbes Nash, Jr. ~


The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship.
~By Joichi Ito ~


I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
~By Walter Cronkite ~


Guys aren't threatening. Other girls are the competition. You are usually what they're fighting over.
~By Jonathan Bennett ~


Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people.
~By Boris Spassky ~


A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
~By James Cash Penney ~


Beware the old man in young guy's clothes. If he's over 35 and comes to pick you up looking as though he's headed for a skateboarding competition while you are dressed to go to a nice restaurant, this is not a good sign.
~By Merrill Markoe ~


Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
~By John Ralston Saul ~


Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
~By Scott Hamilton ~


No more pronouncements on lousy verse. No more hidden competition. No more struggling not to be a square.
~By Louise Bogan ~


Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition that's not necessarily a healthy competition.
~By Edwin Starr ~


At the end of the competition, I played the Liszt concerto and I felt my head was on the block. Well, I won.
~By Andre Boucourechliev ~


Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
~By Mario Puzo ~


Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let's talk about the patient. The patient doesn't need a war.
~By Donald Berwick ~


Sometimes I have to accept a job I don't really want. Hardly anybody comes up to you with a commission; it's all competitions these days.
~By Helmut Jahn ~


I truly don't know why the boys are getting all the votes - it could be because they are really amazing, and that's all there is to it. They're really, really good and every single boy deserves to be in the competition right now, and so do the two girls.
~By Pia Toscano ~


No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.
~By Bonnie Blair ~


Good will is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
~By Marshall Field ~


Well, it's still another two-day competition, so it's really important to show that you're ready. Every meet is really important right now. You've got to keep showing you can hit.
~By Carly Patterson ~


Our only competition in the theater is boredom, because if I'm bored with a play, if I'm revolted by a play on stage, with the Broadway prices, especially today, I'm going to walk out and not come back and pay that price again.
~By Jerome Lawrence ~


Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.
~By John Bates Clark ~


I think we all have had better days in competition.
~By Carly Patterson ~


You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting.
~By Ed Harris ~


I think it's really important to look at the big picture instead of just one competition.
~By Shannon Miller ~


Competition is a sin.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


The tension between centrality, on the one hand, and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest of all market structure issues.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


The thought that we're in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win.
~By George Wald ~


The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition.
~By Kim Y. Sam ~


After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
~By Russ Carnahan ~


I sometimes wonder what would've happened if I'd entered the competition instead - I'd probably have come nowhere and given up on the whole fiction game.
~By Paul Kane ~


I think it's good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it's good for all of us. It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader.
~By Leroy Chiao ~


Whenever you face a man who's playing your instrument, there's a competition.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


And I suggested to change very simple way to Olympic Games, in one competition, two different levels. Separate from, until sixteen, and after sixteen years old.
~By Olga Korbut ~


The Christian market has less competition and lower standards.
~By Jerry B. Jenkins ~


Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
~By Nadia Comaneci ~


I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.
~By Janet Jackson ~


From the fall of October, 1980 to March, 1984 I never lost a competition.
~By Scott Hamilton ~


It's not rage that drives me, it's competition.
~By Lennox Lewis ~


So I think instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer.
~By Scott Cook ~


We need to be aware of all aspects: To check how they travel, how they eat, the competition conditions.
~By Alberto Juantorena ~


I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.
~By Sasha Cohen ~


The capitalists speculate on the two following factors: the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible.
~By Clara Zetkin ~


In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
~By Alain de Botton ~


Competitions are for horses, not artists.
~By Bela Bartok ~


I don't know if it's just me or everyone, but the whole vibe with skiing is not so much thriving on competition against others as it is against myself and the clock.
~By Picabo Street ~


As soon, however, as capitalist competition has definitively established the equal rate of profit, that rate becomes the starting point for the calculations of the capitalists in the investment of capital in newly-created branches of production.
~By Rudolf Hiferding ~


My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
~By Indira Gandhi ~


Research your idea. See if there's a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don't know if there's a need for it. You also have to research your competition.
~By Magic Johnson ~


Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
~By Bill Joy ~


The architect, Peter Arens who is the monstrous carbuncle architect, not merely did his design which had won a public competition never get built but his practice suffered financially for some years.
~By Anthony Holden ~


I'm a free market person, a free trader. But if we had a market in California, there would be competition.
~By Anna Eshoo ~


We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


Running became boring because it's so predictable. I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do.
~By Peter Snell ~


Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
~By Ludwig Borne ~


Time will tell how you rate against the rest of the competition. I'll let everyone else worry about championships. I'm going to worry about qualifying at Pomona.
~By Larry Dixon ~


I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about.
~By Sanford I. Weill ~


Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
~By Karl Marx ~


Sure, but competition is good for the user.
~By Wietse Venema ~


Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.
~By George Reisman ~


I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
~By Fidel Castro ~


I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It's a sport, competition, so I'm used to it.
~By Chris Bell ~


Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
~By Fred Allen ~


The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
~By Colin Powell ~

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