Competition quotes

  • Further, the same Arguments which explode the Notion of Luck, may, on the other side, be useful in some Cases to establish a due comparison between Chance and Design: We may imagine Chance and Design to be, as it were, in Competition with each other, for the production of some sorts of Events, and many calculate what Probability there is, that those Events should be rather be owing to the one than to the other.
    -- Abraham de Moivre

    #Design #Competition #Luck

  • Whilst there's a competition still on we're still a chance,
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Competition #Chance #Stills

  • I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Thinking #Competition #Transition

  • People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
    -- Adam Smith

    #People #Competition #Together

  • I want all the gold that there is out there — everything that exists in figure skating. In all events, in all competitions.
    -- Adelina Sotnikova

    #Competition #Gold #Want

  • This is where men and women are different, we can put aside petty competition for relationships - they can't. It interferes.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Men #Competition #Different

  • It don't matter what competition it is. I make it all look easy.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Competition #Looks

  • I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Cities #Design #Competition

  • Competition in its best form is a test of self. It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.
    -- Al Oerter

    #Meaningful #Self #Competition

  • 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.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Running #Envy #Competition

  • It's no accident that capitalism has brought with it progress, not merely in production but also in knowledge. Egoism and competition are, alas, stronger forces than public spirit and sense of duty.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Competition #Progress #Liberty

  • The competition of social power with State power is always disadvantaged, since the State can arrange the terms of competition to suit itself, even to the point of outlawing any exercise of social power whatever in the premises; in other words, giving itself a monopoly.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Exercise #Giving #Competition

  • I am always fighting inside the Council to get the message across that at each competition venue, we should send somebody to inspect and to make sure the athletes will be looked after in a correct manner.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Athlete #Fighting #Competition

  • The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete for life in general and then be able to compete.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Athlete #Competition #Important

  • Every guild and trade has its own...private patriotism, which makes it resent all rebellion from within and all competition or criticism from without. ...Vested Interests. The manufacture of optical glass...
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dark #Glasses #Competition

  • I was very competitive with my brothers when I was younger. Now we are all in completely different worlds. Im not in direct competition with my brothers for anything, ever. Stephen and I and Billy and I are better at staying in touch with each other. Danny is married, he has a new baby and he is very peripatetic, he goes to golfing tournaments and charity things. He really travels a lot.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Baby #Brother #Competition

  • During a Chess competition a Chessmaster should be a combination of a beast of prey and a monk
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Competition #Chess #Beast

  • By a steady adherence to the Union we may hope, erelong, to become the arbiter of Europe in America, and to be able to incline the balance of European competitions in this part of the world as our interest may dictate.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Europe #America #Competition

  • If somebody has a monopoly position, and wants to keep that monopoly position, it means that you are effectively shutting out competition from other sources.
    -- Alexander Stille

    #Mean #Competition #Want

  • It was a natural process, because when we go to the ring we are human beings, but once you feel the punches and the competition that's when the beast comes out and takes hold of us.
    -- Alexis Arguello

    #Competition #Beast #Natural

  • Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Loss #Competition #Finals

  • I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
    -- Alicia Witt

    #Piano #Support #Competition

  • Don't kill the competition. Competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you the entrepreneur on your toes.
    -- Aliko Dangote

    #Entrepreneur #Competition #Healthy

  • I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Basketball #Competition #Life Is

  • Conversation, n.: A vocal competition in which the one who is catching his breath is called the listener.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Competition #Conversation #Catching

  • Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Business #Competition #Stealing

  • I don't feel any sense of competition at all, and that might be my naïveté, but I don't feel pitted against anyone at all.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Competition #Vets #Might

  • The rare individuals who unselfishly try to serve others have an enormous advantage-they have little competition.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Helping Others #Competition #Trying

  • Competition exists to choose who gets the prize when the prize can’t be shared.
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Competition #Prize

  • I was getting Monkees Monthly and there was a competition to draw a Monkee. I did a caricature of Micky Dolenz and won 10 pounds-a fantastic sum of money for me then. I bought a secondhand tape recorder, which further launched me. They've been very responsible for me getting started.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Competition #Pounds #Tape

  • The whole point of team competition is to pick your teammates up,
    -- Andy Roddick

    #Team #Competition #Teammate

  • It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Guitar #Competition #Keyboards

  • In Europe, a product must be good, or it will not sell in competition with other products; with you, it is enough to say that it is good, often enough and sufficiently loudly. The keenest competition is not in the making of things but in the advertising of them!
    -- Ann Bridge

    #Europe #Competition #Advertising

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

    #California #Competition #Would Be

  • If you can't be better than your competition, just dress better.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Competition #Dresses

  • You can’t really worry too much…about what the competition is doing or what other people in your field are doing. It has to be a true vision.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #Worry #Competition

  • There is a charm in making a stew, to the unaccustomed cook, from the excitement of wondering what the result will be, and whether any flavour save that of onions will survive the competition in the mixture.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Competition #Onions #Mixtures

  • I sang a lot as a little girl and entered competitions. I loved singing in choirs, but it was as I got older that I really found my voice.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Girl #Voice #Competition

  • We are moving from a chain of command to a web of connection, from competition to collaboration, from markets to networks and stockholders to stakeholders, and greed to green.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Moving #Greed #Competition

  • The most destructive thing governments do is divide people against each other, all in competition over the reins of the state.
    -- Anthony Gregory

    #Government #People #Competition

  • No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.
    -- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

    #Goal #Competition #Trying

  • And war is wonderful, isn't it? For it's war, isn't it, that the Americans have been preparing for and are preparing for this way step by step. In order to defend this senseless manufacture from all competition that could not fail to arise on all sides.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #War #Order #Competition

  • The mere possession of monopoly power, and the concomitant charging of monopoly prices, is not only not unlawful, it is an important element of the free-market system. The opportunity to charge monopoly prices - at least for a short period - is what attracts 'business acumen' in the first place; it induces risk taking that produces innovation and economic growth.
    -- Antonin Scalia

    #Opportunity #Competition #Risk

  • Vancouver is an amazing city and luckily, growing up in the Seattle area, I was able to immerse myself into the culture at a young age, traveling back and forth across the border for skating competitions as a youngster.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Growing Up #Cities #Competition

  • My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sports #Competition #Definitions

  • Onstage I'm always different than offstage. I can be very friendly offstage, but onstage I will pull one trick after another on my competition to wipe him out, you know-because it's my living and I have to win. Franco is my best friend, but I will do as much as I can to make him look bad and make me look good.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sports #Winning #Competition

  • Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
    -- Arthur Hugh Clough

    #Sports #Competition #Tradition

  • 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 Jr

    #Technology #Competition #Innovation

  • The Grand Prix Final is an opportunity for me to go out and experience new jumping passes in competition. I put in a triple loop-half loop-triple Salchow in the second of the program. It's a very difficult jumping pass so this is a chance for me to try out the new elements and the adjusted jumping layout to get prepared for nationals.
    -- Ashley Wagner

    #Opportunity #Jumping #Competition

  • Competition is pretty much the essence of everything, it gives humans drive.
    -- Ashton Eaton

    #Essence #Giving #Competition

  • Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Moving #Racism #Competition

  • The concept of free competition enforced by law is a grotesque contradiction in terms.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Law #Competition #Contradiction

  • It is important to arrange games and competition so that all Scouts of the troop take part.
    -- Baden Powell de Aquino

    #Wisdom #Games #Competition

  • America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
    -- Barack Obama

    #America #Justice #Competition

  • If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
    -- Barbara Cook

    #Being Yourself #Essence #Competition

  • The biggest challenge in business is not the competition, it's what goes on inside your own head
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Competition #Challenges #Goes On

  • A conversation isn't a competition.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Competition #Conversation

  • That's immediately how I gauge how healthy a city is-by the amount of tags. It's just in direct competition with advertising. It's still one of the last things that hasn't been corrupted.
    -- Barry McGee

    #Cities #Competition #Healthy

  • The final cause of law is the welfare of society.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Law #Competition #Finals

  • Terror has its inspiration, as well as competition.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Inspiration #Competition #Emulation

  • Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Struggle #Competition #Chess

  • We know that the only alternative to private competition is government monopoly of enterprise. We know that when government monopolizes production, distribution, and employment, it is no longer the servant of men - it is their master. And, therefore, we know that economic liberty and political liberty are inseparable parts of the same ball of wax - that we must keep them both, or we shall lose them both.
    -- Benjamin Franklin Fairless

    #Men #Political #Competition

  • Monopoly and privilege must be destroyed, opportunity afforded, and competition encouraged. This is Liberty's work, and Down with Authority her war-cry.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #War #Opportunity #Competition

  • It is not competition, but monopoly, that deprives labor of its product. Destroy the banking monopoly, establish freedom in finance, and down will go interest on money through the beneficent influence of competition. Capital will be set free, business will flourish, new enterprises will start, labor will be in demand, and gradually the wages of labor will rise to a level with its product.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Competition #Wages #Banking

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

    #Life #Competition #Criminals

  • People seem good while they are oppressed, but they only wish to become oppressors in their turn: life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #People #Competition #Wish

  • Getting back on the surfboard after the [shark] attack was the hardest thing and I did it! After that, the hardest thing was my first competition.
    -- Bethany Hamilton

    #Sharks #Competition #Firsts

  • It was important that I learn that what I wanted was no different from what other artists wanted: confidence that I could be my own censor, audience, and competition.
    -- Beverly Pepper

    #Confidence #Artist #Competition

  • When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #School #Competition #Students

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

    #Nice #Competition #Program

  • One of the reasons that I'm a lurker on Twitter is that every time I tweet an idea, I feel like I'm delivering something to the competition that I ought to be giving to a reporter here.
    -- Bill Keller

    #Ideas #Giving #Competition

  • If you got anything to you at all as an athlete and a competitor, you don't care what the circumstances are. You still got competition.
    -- Bill Parcells

    #Athlete #Competition #Care

  • I think the common elements first are that, basically, we are entering markets or in markets that are deregulating or have recently deregulated, and so they have become competitive, moving from monopoly franchise-type businesses to competitive, market-oriented businesses.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Moving #Thinking #Competition

  • The competition is very stiff. Brian Williams has proved himself as a credible news anchor (at NBC), and Bob Schieffer has done the same (at CBS). But as Peter and Tom (Brokaw) and Dan have always said about the competition, it makes us all better.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Nbc #Anchors #Competition

  • Innovation involves anticipation. It is having a broad base of knowledge on your subject and an ability to see where the end game is headed. Use all your knowledge to get their first. Set the trend and make the competition counter you
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Games #Competition #Innovation

  • For me, losing a tennis match isn't failure, it's research.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Tennis #Competition #Research

  • I've reached the age where competence is a turn-on.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Competition #Age #Competence

  • Now I'm 'Blake Lewis' to the world, but I will always still be Bshorty from Bothell...I've never looked at it like a competition so I think I've won regardless. I won when I got to the top ten; I've already reached my goal.
    -- Blake Lewis

    #Thinking #Goal #Competition

  • I don't rank competitions - every single one is the Olympics to me.
    -- Blanka Vlasic

    #Competition #Olympics

  • Public Schools too often fail because they are shielded from the very force that improves performance and sparks innovation in nearly every other human enterprise - competition.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #School #Competition #Innovation

  • The only competition you will ever face is with your own ignorance.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Ignorance #Competition #Faces

  • Cooperation is always more powerful than competition.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Powerful #Competition #Cooperation

  • 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

    #Competition #Stories #Guests

  • If you have to remind yourself to concentrate during competition, you've got no chance to concentrate.
    -- Bobby Nichols

    #Focus #Competition #Chance

  • I remember Mick Jagger asking me 'hey, how do you guys feel about us coming over here and taking all the play from you guys?' I said 'Well, in a way, you have eliminated all my competition.
    -- Bobby Vinton

    #Play #Guy #Competition

  • Even though I enjoy that head-to-head competition part, one of the things that drove me to long track was if I won or if I lost I want to know it's all on my shoulders and it didn't have anything to do with anybody else.
    -- Bonnie Blair

    #Long #Track #Competition

  • 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.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #People #Choices #Competition

  • When you're younger, you think you're in competition with everyone. You think everyone's success is a threat to you, and this is a thing you grow out of. You get older and you suddenly realize the only person you're in competition with is yourself.
    -- Boy George

    #Thinking #Competition #Realizing

  • 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.
    -- Brandon Sanderson

    #Men #Competition #Succeed

  • The best players want to play in the best competition,
    -- Brendan Rodgers

    #Player #Play #Competition

  • 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

    #Competition #Skating #Looks

  • A really important part of competition is coming back, trying to do it better the second time than you did the first.
    -- Brian Boitano

    #Competition #Important #Trying

  • The only thing I want to be able to do is come in and learn the offense, go out there and compete, show what I am capable of doing and try to get better as a football player.
    -- Brian Griese

    #Football #Player #Competition

  • We're all competitors, you know? The player wants to get a hit. The manager wants to win. I want to get it right. To tell you the truth, I just love that competition.
    -- Bruce Froemming

    #Winning #Player #Competition

  • Nature is based on harmony. So it says if we want to survive and become more like nature, then we actually have to understand that it's cooperation versus competition.
    -- Bruce H. Lipton

    #Competition #Want #Cooperation

  • All strategy depends on competition.
    -- Bruce Henderson

    #Competition #Strategy

  • We must reprogram ourselves to understand that cooperation is a higher principle than competition.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Competition #Principles #Cooperation

  • Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Pride #Men #Competition

  • My best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
    -- Carl Lewis

    #Years #Track #Competition

  • What began in deadly competition has helped us to see that global cooperation is the essential precondition for our survival. Travel is broadening. It's time to hit the road again.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Competition #Survival #Essentials