Competition Quotes

Most popular competition quotes

Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning. - George S. Patton quote.
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.

conflict wise

He may well win the race that runs by himself. - Benjamin Franklin quote.
He may well win the race that runs by himself.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. - Satchel Paige quote.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

sports

I don't meet competition. I crush it.
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.
Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.

work

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. - Ezra Pound quote.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

work

Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say 'know others'. - Menander of Athens quote.
Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say 'know others'.
Trust everyone, but cut the cards. - Finley Peter Dunne quote.
Trust everyone, but cut the cards.
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry. - Oliver Cromwell quote.
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.

trust

A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on. - Louis B. Mayer quote.
A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on.
A man surprised is half beaten. - Thomas Fuller quote.
A man surprised is half beaten.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. - Gore Vidal quote.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

jealousy success

As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
There are only two ways of getting on in the world - by one's own industry or by the weakness of others. - Jean de La Bruyère quote.
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.

action mistakes effort

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. - Dwight Morrow quote.
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.
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.

business

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

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The one in front has reached there, the one behind only hears about it.
— African proverb

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Rivalry is better than envy.
— African proverb

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A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. - Ovid quote.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
We can't all be lions in this world. There must be some lambs, harmless, kindly, gregarious creatures for eating and shearing. - William Thackeray quote.
We can't all be lions in this world. There must be some lambs, harmless, kindly, gregarious creatures for eating and shearing.

society

Thou shalt not covet, but tradition
Approves all forms of competition.
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.
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sports

Competition is a tough weed, not a delicate flower.
Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

mistakes

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. - Andrew Carnegie quote.
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.