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Competition Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Competition.

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.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Everybody is so busy competing,
they have no time for compassion.
- Major Owens

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

 

The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
- Washington Allston

The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated
does not leave us the survival of the fittest.
The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make
spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
- George Leonard

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Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.
- David Sarnoff

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

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

Cooperation is less stressful than competition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Indira Gandhi

Our role is to maintain and monitor a framework in
which fair competition can flourish.
- Arthur Levitt

We can't worry about competition.
Besides, you aren't competing with anyone but yourself.
They have nothing to do with whether you make a good movie or not.
- Chris Wedge

Airlines go in the long run at the competition to reason.
For the passenger the competition is good,
because each competitor tries to undercut the other one.
- Niki Lauda

I dig all kinds of competition.
- Randy Castillo

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are
the real gold of competition.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
- Jesse Owens

Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.
- Richard Branson

Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour.
Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
- Walter Savage Landor

I believe in competition.
- Craig Benson

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.
- Herman Kahn

There's fierce competition between all the networks
to get the guest who can bring the most pertinent information
about whatever the story of the moment happens to be.
- Bob Schieffer

Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics.
Don't force them to run too much competition.
- Arthur Lydiard

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.
Smith beat me in 1977.
I was loafing during that competition.
- Edwin Moses

Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap
foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants.
- Lamar S. Smith

And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job,
but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition,
you don't focus enough on what you're doing.
- Katie Couric

First off, it's wonderful how much people are supporting
me and felt I should have stayed in the competition.
- LaToya London

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.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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

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

So the programs all start to all look the same.
I watched one free skating competition,
and I thought I was watching a short program.
Everyone was doing exactly the same elements.
- Brian Boitano

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy
because it stands for equal opportunity would like
to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
- Henry A. Wallace

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

The person who figures out how to harness the collective
genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
- Walter Wriston

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

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.
- Magic Johnson

I find very often that very ugly women have really
handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition.
Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
- Hedy Lamarr

As a Republican, I am all for competition.
- Michael Burgess

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

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

By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry
of competitors in the market,
we encourage competition and provide our constituents
with new choices and cheaper bills.
- Melissa Bean

I never dislike anyone that I am in competition with.
I welcome the challenge.
Besides, I get along with just about everyone.
- Dante Hall

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

I think exercise tests us in so many ways,
our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks.
This is the inner beauty of sports and competition,
and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming

Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even
when he didn't have any competition.
- Sumner Redstone

The Champions League is the competition everyone wants to be in.
- Steven Gerrard

We've outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs,
but there's major competition from India and China.
It's not enough to make income tax cuts permanent.
- Ernest Istook

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.
- Mark Rydell

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

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

I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women.
There is a built-in competition between women.
- Edna O'Brien

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

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

I long for the days when grosses were not even known.
There was no weekend competition.
- Mark Rydell

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

Number one, cash is king...
number two, communicate...
number three, buy or bury the competition.
- Jack Welch

Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience.
Some people just thrive on it.
- Itzhak Perlman

Today, the forces of competition, technology,
and globalization have converged to spur innovation
and to transform the way business is done in the securities industry.
- Arthur Levitt

It hasn't been hard getting nominated,
but winning it is another thing.
The competition is tough.
- Gary Burton

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.
- Picabo Street

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.
- Larry Dixon

Without competition, the spectacular development of
technology that we have seen in the last one hundred
years in this country would not have happened.
- Lee R. Raymond

Today, the competition is considerably more intense.
- Bobby Rahal

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

Competition is good and has served us well.
- Harold H. Greene

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

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

The whole competition thing disturbs me.
Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started.
- George Murray

Unless a player goes in for intensive play and tournament competition,
two racquets are sufficient.
- Helen Wills Moody

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


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