Competition Quotes


Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free.

CHORONZON: I am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler.
MORPHEUS: I am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing.
CHORONZON: I am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing.
MORPHEUS: I am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged.
CHORONZON: I am a snake, spider-devouring, posion-toothed.
MORPHEUS: I am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy-footed.
CHORONZON: I am an anthrax, butcher bacterium, warm-life destroying.
MORPHEUS: I am a world, space-floating, life-nurturing.
CHORONZON: I am a nova, all-exploding... planet-cremating.
MORPHEUS: I am the Universe -- all things encompassing, all life embracing.
CHORONZON: I am Anti-Life, the Beast of Judgment. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds... of everything. Sss. And what will
you
be
then
, Dreamlord?
MORPHEUS: I am hope.

Competition    Cunning    Hope    Insight    Outwit    Wisdom

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

Hmm…” Jason snapped his fingers. “I can call a friend for a ride.”
Percy raised his eyebrows. “Oh, yeah? Me too. Let's see whose friend gets here first.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Animals    Birds    Cheese    Competition    Mice    Timing    Worms

I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.

Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.

A coward talks to everyone but YOU.

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.

Attitude    Authors    Books    Coaching    Competition    Connect    Counseling    Courage    Dare    Daring    Determination    Dreams    Failure    Faith    Famous    Goals    Hope    Idea    Inspiration    Inspire    Judge    Leadership    Life    Love    Motivation    Motivator    Never give up    Passion    Patience    Peace    Positive thinking    Promo    Publishing    Quotes    Self confidence    Self esteem    Speaking    Success    Successful    Triumph    Trust    Victory    Willpower    Wisdom    Words    World    You can do it

Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.

Will tossed the bloody cloth aside. And you wonder why we aren’t friends.
I just wondered, Gabriel said, in more subdued voice, if perhaps you have ever had enough.
Enough of what?
Enough of behaving as you do.
Will crossed his arms over his chest. His eyes glistening dangerously. Oh, I can never get enough, he said. Which, incidentally, is what your sister said to me when─
The carriage door flew open. A hand shot out, grabbed Will by the back of his shirt, and hauled him inside.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.

I don't understand women that call themselves a "bitch". It doesn't empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that "we all" have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses.

The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.

If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?

Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you're both engaged in the same business - you know they're doing something that you aren't.

Instead of playing to win, I was playing not to lose. It reminds me of the story I once heard about two friends being chased by a bear, when one turned to the other and said, "I just realized that I don't need to outrun the bear; I only need to outrun you.

A deceitful man will go as far as to trample all over a woman’s reputation and spirit, in order to prove to his ex-love that he was faithful. The irony, is he is still in love with his ex and the new woman in his life doesn’t even realize it.

Jealousy is love in competition.

One of the most powerful lessons in life is to recognize that no one can give you power, and many people don’t want you to have it. You have to find the courage to seize it, own it and hold on!

Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations.

The source to low self-esteem is the lack of control you feel you have in your life. If you spend your life competing with others, trying to make right the wrongs done to you, or waste your time trying to look right, you will never achieve contentment and emotional balance. People you encounter in life can’t be controlled by you. You only have control of yourself. Build your life around a relationship with a higher power and achieving what you’re passionate about. When you let go of what you can’t control, true peace can then enter your life. This is the path to achieving emotional balance.

Nobody's going to win all the time. On the highway of life you can't always be in the fast lane.

I don't know where this pressure came from. I can't blame my parents because it has always felt internal. Like any other parent, my mother celebrated the A grades and the less-than-A grades she felt there was no need to tell anybody about. But not acknowledging the effort that ended in a less than perfect result impacted me as a child. If I didn't win, then we wouldn't tell anyone that I had even competed to save us the embarrassment of acknowledging that someone else was better. Keeping the secret made me think that losing was something to be ashamed of, and that unless I was sure I was going to be the champion there was no point in trying. And there was certainly no point to just having fun.

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.

Everything is a contest. All dealings among men are a contest in which some will succeed and others fail. And some are failing quite spectacularly.

The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings

Play to win, not "not to lose".

Law is made by the winner to preserve victory over the loser.

Competition    Law    Life    Preservation    Preserve    Rule    Survival    Truth    Victory    War    Win    Winner    Winning

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

Opportunity doesn't make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.

I no longer follow the voices of the sane. I follow the ill because they see farther, feel much more and change what the sane will not. This is the paradox of philosophers---trying to understand mass delusion among great people that have faith and knowledge, yet they can’t graduate from their institutions of religious theology to apply the knowledge they have gained for the shifting of Zion---- from words to action; from comfort to uncomfortable; from self serving to self giving; from competition to supporting; to tradition to unity; from bias to acceptance; from me to us.

Companies aren’t families. They’re battlefields in a civil war.

It is not the hand that rocks the cradle that rules the world; it is the woman that holds the keys to the kingdom.

Oftentimes winning can become an addiction, whether good or bad, to the point where you would rather lose it all before you lose at all.

And here it becomes evident that the bourgeoisie is unfit any longer to be the ruling class in society and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an over-riding law. It is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its slave within his slavery, because it cannot help letting him sink into such a state that it has to feed him instead of being fed by him. Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie; in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society.
The essential condition for the existence, and for the sway of the bourgeois class, is the formation and augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labor. Wage-labor rests exclusively on competition between the laborers. The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the laborers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association. The development of modern industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.

If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we'll turn out all right.

Competition is a rude yet effective motivation.

if you gone come in second, you're just the first loser!

Competition    Failure    Golf    Perfection    Sports    Success

Winning isn't about finishing in first place. It isn't about beating the others. It is about overcoming yourself. Overcoming your body, your limitations, and your fears. Winning means surpassing yourself and turning your dreams into reality.

 If two people share one, their destinies become intertwined. They'll remain a part of each other's lives no matter what.

Competition    Fruit    Kairi    Kingdom hearts    Paopu    Riku    Sora

Since I became a novelist I have discovered that I am biased. Either I think a new novel is worse than mine and I don’t like it, or I suspect it is better than my novels and I don’t like it.

Most people are about as happy as their self confidence will allow them to be.

You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat.

The Sword of the Spirits

John Christopher

The Sword of the Spirits

Това е златното правило в търговията!... Когато някой се дави, натисни главата му дълбоко, за да имаш един конкурент по-малко...

The biggest lie women tell themselves about men: When I get what I want, I will be happy.

Certainly sand was not suitable for life. Yet, was a stationary condition absolutely indispensable for existence? Didn't unpleasant competition arise precisely because one tried to cling to a fixed position? If one were to give up a fixed position and abandon oneself to the movement of the sands, competition would soon stop. Actually, in the deserts flowers bloomed and insects and other animals lived their lives. These creatures were able to escape competition through their great ability to adjust--for example, the man's beetle family.
While he mused on the effect of the flowing sands, he was seized from time to time by hallucinations in which he himself began to move with the flow.

If there are still honest-smart men and women within those old and noble traditions, they should think carefully, observe and diagnose the illness. They should face the contradiction. Discuss the conflation. And then do as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and many others have done. Choose the miracle of creative competition over an idolatry of cash.
They should stand up..

[There] are people who make a complete and utter mockery of 'democracy' and 'equality' - they're the casualties of the primitive rules of competition which run our society, and the welfare state just keeps them alive. That's all.

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