Competition Quotes

Most popular competition quotes

Rivalry is better than envy.
— African proverb

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A man surprised is half beaten.
Trust everyone, but cut the cards.
I don't meet competition. I crush it.
He may well win the race that runs by himself.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.


Competition is a tough weed, not a delicate flower.
A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

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Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.


When two men of equal wisdom play together, discord arises.
— African proverb

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Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.

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Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.


Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.


When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.


As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Thou shalt not covet, but tradition
Approves all forms of competition.
The one in front has reached there, the one behind only hears about it.
— African proverb

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A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say 'know others'.
There are only two ways of getting on in the world - by one's own industry or by the weakness of others.
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

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We can't all be lions in this world. There must be some lambs, harmless, kindly, gregarious creatures for eating and shearing.


Competition provides spice in life as well as in sports; it's only when the spice becomes the entire diet that the player gets sick.


Don't overlook the importance of worldwide thinking. A company that keeps its eye on Tom, Dick and Harry is going to miss Pierre, Hans and Yoshio.
The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition.
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.
Making money resembles chess in [many] ways, not least its cozy relationship with mathematics, more in its abundance of traps, plays, gambit, stratagems, variation, even in its recognized offensive and defensive openings. As in chess, the money-maker gains more through his opponent's mistakes than through his own immaculate brilliance, and for every winner, there must be at least one loser.