Quotes and Sayings about Competition



"The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was incredible competition out there."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Competition)

"The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Competition, Man)

"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
(Related: Competition)

"Professional competitions are overrated."
- Oksana Baiul
"I wish I could compete again, but my good feeling is, these competitions are better as exhibitions."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Feeling)

"I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Power, Choice, Competition, Direction)

"Competitions are for horses, not artists."
- Bela Bartok
(Related: Artists, Horses)

"They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Competition, End, Will)

"But my middle daughter, Kate, is very involved in martial arts, and I was just at one of her competitions."
- Meredith Baxter
(Related: Daughter)

"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
(Related: Choices, Competition, Rules)

"We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Competition, Trade)

"I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It's a sport, competition, so I'm used to it."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Competition, Trying)

"I don't see myself as competing with other actresses. I mean, I went through a time when I was in New York, and I was going to lots of auditions and trying to get parts, but even then, you're not really competing with the other actresses. There is a competition going on, but it's not like something you can win in that way."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Time, Competition, Trying)

"Guys aren't threatening. Other girls are the competition. You are usually what they're fighting over."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: Competition, Fighting, Girls)

"I believe in competition."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Competition)

"Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let's talk about the patient. The patient doesn't need a war."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, War, Care, Competition, Doctors, Hospitals, Right, Talk)

"I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Time, People, Coaches, Competition, Singing, Years)

"No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal."
- Bonnie Blair
(Related: Goal, Competition, Day)

"I don't have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You'd be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees - I think a lot of it's imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?"
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Competition, Now, Sense)

"My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Sports, Commitment, Competition, Passion)

"I love competition and really going for it and doing my best, but losing isn't really upsetting to me. I feel like if I do lose, the other person really deserved it."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Love, Competition, Losing)

"No more pronouncements on lousy verse. No more hidden competition. No more struggling not to be a square."
- Louise Bogan
(Related: 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
(Related: Thought, Competition)

"All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Being, Community, Competition, Now, Objectives)

"Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy."
- Ludwig Borne
(Related: Competition, Goodwill)

"I think I tried to separate indoors and out. And so when he beat me indoors, I did not see that as letting anybody down, I saw it as a good head to head competition, and so it was. It was fine."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: 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
(Related: Work, Competition, Day, Envy, Fool, Problems, Writer)

"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
(Related: Competition, End)

"We live in a time today where we face fierce global competition."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Time, Competition, Today)

"Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it's fun to be able to deliver it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Love, People, Idea, Competition, Fun)

"Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Blood, Competition)

"I don't think about goals and records. Competition is what keeps me playing."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Goals, Competition)

"A lot of it had to do with when it's released and what's out in the marketplace, what's its competition."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Competition)

"The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Education, Sports, People, End, Games)

"The Olympics are always a special competition, it is very difficult to predict what will happen."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Competition, Will)

"As a Republican, I am all for competition."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Competition, Republican)

"Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Business, Civilization, Competition, states, United, Writer)

"It hasn't been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Winning, Competition)

"That's what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances."
- Dick Button
(Related: Giving)

"I'm ambitious but I'm not particularly competitive. I'll try to get roles, as I think it's healthy to go for things, but... I think there's too much competition between women already. It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Women, Competition, Solidarity, Support)

"Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Sports, Competition)

"The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that's a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: People, Competition, Pressure, Rivalry, Spirit)

"Some people don't like competition because it makes them work harder, better."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Work, People, Competition)

"After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Design, Vision, America, Competition, Depression, Honor, President, Public)

"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
(Related: Survival, Competition, Law, May, Race)

"More than 20 years on, sustained competition, informed customers and the rapid growth of new technology provide the necessary environment for substantial deregulation."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: Technology, Growth, Competition, Environment, Years)

"In the tail above the giant resonance, you can get not just one neutron emitted but two, three, four or five, and so there are a lot of things one can measure, looking at the competition with the emission of neutrons and protons and so on."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Competition, Measure)

"I dig all kinds of competition."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Competition)

"I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: War, Capitalism, Causes, Competition, Hypocrisy)

"I think it's good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it's good for all of us. It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Leader, Competition, Country, Now)

"When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Competition, Fate, Freedom, Liberty, Persistence)

"The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Nature, Power, Action, Competition, Efficiency, Now)

"Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition."
- Henry Clay
(Related: Competition, Mankind)

"The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other."
- John Clayton
(Related: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

"I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Competition, First, Lady, Land, Style, Want, Will)

"There are many examples in high schools which show something about the effects such competition might have."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Competition, Schools)

"Whenever the competition is sleeping is when I shine."
- Kim Collins
(Related: Competition)

"Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: People, Competition, First)

"So I think instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Competition, Customer, Focus)

"I don't think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is. I think the competition should be anonymous. I think completely different people would win it if the names were taken off because a lot of it is done on relationships and names."
- John Corigliano
(Related: People, Competition, Names, Relationships)

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Victory, Competition, Satisfaction)

"If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Brothers, Competition, Words)

"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
(Related: Competition, Focus, Job)

"The object of this competition is not to be mean to the losers but to find a winner. The process makes you mean because you get frustrated."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Competition)

"I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Competition, Democracy, Media)

"They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Competition, Weekend, Woman)

"I was always talking about what I could and would do, and you would always make rhymes about the competion even though we werent thinking about competition."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Competition, Talking, Thinking)

"The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Life, Competition)

"Because we're sponsored by competing breweries there is always competition. When we were both fighting for ninth or 10th place, nobody really cared except the two companies."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Competition, Fighting)

"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
(Related: Time, Competition, Rest, Will, Worry)

"Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)

"If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Cause, Competition, Effect, Entertainment, Result, Today, Value)

"I'm a free market person, a free trader. But if we had a market in California, there would be competition."
- Anna Eshoo
(Related: Competition)

"There are 20 million unemployed and what does the Constitution offer us in the Europe of 25, 27 and soon to be 30: policies of unrestricted competition to the detriment of production, wages, research and innovation."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Competition, Constitution, Europe, Innovation, Production, Research, Wages)

"I loved tests because it was another form of competing, a healthy competition."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Competition, Tests)

"Good will is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy."
- Marshall Field
(Related: Competition, Will)

"Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy."
- Marshall Field
(Related: Competition, Goodwill)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

"Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Competition)

"It's a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting hard and the competition is really tough."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Competition, Fighting, World)

"We had a great group of guys when I was there, five of us, I think. It's a great competition. Every practice was hard. I think that's helped us a lot, everybody that was there."
- Peter Forsberg
(Related: Competition, Practice)

"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Work, Competition, Credit, First)

"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
(Related: Work, People, Competition, Credit, First)

"You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Competition, Lying, Man, May, Will)

"Our employers today face numerous challenges and stiff competition from businesses all over the world."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Competition, Today, World)

"The Champions League is the competition everyone wants to be in."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Competition)

"There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing."
- William Glasser
(Related: Quality, Winning, Competition, Losing, School)

"I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Legal, Americans, Competition, Drugs)

"Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers. In the United States, we import everything consumers want. So why not pharmaceuticals?"
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Competition, states, United, Want)

"The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they're late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Being, Competition, Service, Will)

"With competition everyone has to try harder."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Competition)

"I'm a great believer in the competitive system, and think that competition will bring us greater innovation and put American industry in information ahead of everyone also."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: American, Competition, Information, Innovation, Will)

"Competition is good and has served us well."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Competition)

"You learn so much from competition you gain confidence every time you have to step up and perform."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Time, Competition, Confidence, Gain)

"I never dislike anyone that I am in competition with. I welcome the challenge. Besides, I get along with just about everyone."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Challenge, Competition)

"I mean, the competition is really created by the buzz around the Emmys. It's a totally subjective thing."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Competition)

"There were no competitions on television. The first skating competition I ever remember seeing on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Competition, First, Television)

"Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Games)

"From the fall of October, 1980 to March, 1984 I never lost a competition."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Competition, March, October)

"There are horses people use for competition, and if they don't perform well or go lame, then people ask the vet to put them down to get the insurance money. And my vet knows I love horses, so he gives them to me."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Love, Money, People, Competition, Horses)

"I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one - I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Family, Work, Competition, Favorite, Relationships)

"You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Competition, Fighting, Forget, Oil, Religious)

"Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Competition)

"I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: History, Women, America, Competition, Countries, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Survival, Wealth, Competition, Succeed)

"The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)

"No, there's not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody's working their own style."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Competition, Style)

"I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Competition, Friends, Sense)

"Value is consequently the necessary theoretical starting point whence we can elucidate the peculiar phenomenon of prices resulting from capitalist competition."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Competition, Value)

"As soon, however, as capitalist competition has definitively established the equal rate of profit, that rate becomes the starting point for the calculations of the capitalists in the investment of capital in newly-created branches of production."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Calculations, Competition, Investment, Production, Profit)

"The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Competition, Envy, Living, Praise)

"The architect, Peter Arens who is the monstrous carbuncle architect, not merely did his design which had won a public competition never get built but his practice suffered financially for some years."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Design, Competition, Practice, Public, Years)

"If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win."
- John W. Holt, Jr.
(Related: Competition, Key, Mistakes)

"Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Progress, Competition, Protection)

"Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Work, Heart, Competition, Succeed, Will)

"The stadiums are like none I've ever seen. I think there must have been some strong competition nationally between Korea and Japan to make the best facilities because they are very well designed."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Competition)

"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
(Related: Competition, Europe, Tax, Income, Jobs, Tax cuts)

"The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Ideas, Americans, Beliefs, Censorship, Competition, Constitution, Debate, Democracy, First, Free speech, Rights)

"Whereas there's a wealth of galleries in Australia, everyone's got a gallery in Australia or wants your work. Because the art scene is smaller in Indonesia, there's not so much competition."
- Andrew Jack
(Related: Art, Work, Wealth, Competition)

"I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Competition)

"In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Artists, Competition, Europe)

"Sometimes I have to accept a job I don't really want. Hardly anybody comes up to you with a commission; it's all competitions these days."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Job, Want)

"The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Competition, Man)

"We have a lot of rule changes. I am part of the competition committee. We spent a lot time evaluating the game, how do we make the game better for our fans."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Time, Committee, Competition, Fans)

"The Christian market has less competition and lower standards."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Christian, Competition)

"There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Power, Women, Competition, Pen, Rivalry, World)

"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
(Related: People, Idea, Ideas, Competition, Research)

"I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts, when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels. Then I try to go to the regional competitions, and of course I'm there in Hershey, Pa., in August for the North American final."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: American, Appearance, Recreation)

"So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Opportunity, Kids)

"Deep inside, I was hoping I'd win: The competition was tough, but I learned from other's mistakes."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Competition, Deep, Mistakes)

"At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Idea, Attention, Competition, Danger, Existence, Trade)

"Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Competition)

"We need to be aware of all aspects: To check how they travel, how they eat, the competition conditions."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Travel, Competition)

"Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Government, Competition, Country, Support)

"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
(Related: Athletes, Competition, Fighting, Will)

"My main point in this regard was to compete for my country and my people and to receive the support of the entire Cuban society, to carry my flag in whatever competition I was in, the Olympic Games, Pan-American Games."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Society, People, Competition, Country, Games, Support)

"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
(Related: Americans, Competition, First, Race)

"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you."
- Henry J. Kaiser
(Related: Competition, Taste)

"I sometimes wonder what would've happened if I'd entered the competition instead - I'd probably have come nowhere and given up on the whole fiction game."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Competition, Fiction, Wonder)

"Competition in armament, both land and naval, is not only a terrible burden upon the people, but I believe it to be one of the greatest menaces to the peace of the world."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Burden, Competition, Land, World)

"In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Business, Competition, Running, Will)

"When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you're up against strong competition."
- Larry King
(Related: Competition, Now, Open)

"Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Winning)

"I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games, I wasn't compete in big competition like, World Championship, like European Championship. I just competed in national competition."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Competition, Games, World)

"Because up to sixteen years old you feel gymnastics more. You can show your emotion, grace, like woman gymnastics, not kid's gymnastics. I feel I have good shape, and I can do it elements everything, but, it's not competition for me."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Competition, Emotion, Grace, Old, Woman, Years)

"And I suggested to change very simple way to Olympic Games, in one competition, two different levels. Separate from, until sixteen, and after sixteen years old."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Change, Competition, Games, Old, Years)

"Global competition is about winners and losers."
- David Korten
(Related: Competition)

"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades."
- John P. Kotter
(Related: Change, Competition, Will)

"Many of those who argue for vouchers say that they simply want to use competition to improve public education. I don't think it works that way, and I've been watching this for a longtime."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Education, Competition, Public, Want)

"Competition is very good... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Competition)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Competition, Ugly, Vice)

"Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Religion, Commerce, Competition)

"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
(Related: Competition, Reason)

"In this day and time, with no competition you are really walking a tightrope. I mean you may think that no competition is good, but in reality no competition is really bad."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Time, Competition, Day, May, Reality, Walking)

"Our only competition in the theater is boredom, because if I'm bored with a play, if I'm revolted by a play on stage, with the Broadway prices, especially today, I'm going to walk out and not come back and pay that price again."
- Jerome Lawrence
(Related: Boredom, Competition, Play, Theater, Today)

"We see ourselves as first helping to open up markets to competition."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Competition, First, Open)

"Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick."
- George Leonard
(Related: Sports, Competition)

"The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Idea, Ideas, America, Competition, Freedom)

"Our role is to maintain and monitor a framework in which fair competition can flourish."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Competition)

"The tension between centrality, on the one hand, and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest of all market structure issues."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Competition, Tension)

"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
(Related: Business, Technology, Competition, Globalization, Innovation, Today)

"It's not rage that drives me, it's competition."
- Lennox Lewis
(Related: Competition)

"Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture, Idea, Winning, Competition)

"There will be a competition for the memorial. And then it can be developed with trees, with planting. It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets, because it is below. And it can be something very moving and very private."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Competition, Trees, Will)

"You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Love, Competition, Fun, Learning, School, Want)

"Well, being that, at the house and being in the competition, it was very hard to be with family. We couldn't have visitors out of respect for everyone else there. But, being the American Idol, the focus would have been on me."
- LaToya London
(Related: Family, American, Being, Competition, Focus, Respect)

"First off, it's wonderful how much people are supporting me and felt I should have stayed in the competition."
- LaToya London
(Related: People, Competition, First)

"My sister Liza and I have never felt that we were in competition."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Sister, Competition)

"Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition."
- Arthur Lydiard
(Related: Competition, Force, Kids, Play, Running)

"In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Politics, American, Competition, Today)

"The Olympic Games is the ultimate level of competition."
- Russell Mark
(Related: Competition, Games)

"Beware the old man in young guy's clothes. If he's over 35 and comes to pick you up looking as though he's headed for a skateboarding competition while you are dressed to go to a nice restaurant, this is not a good sign."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Clothes, Competition, Man, Old)

"Whenever you face a man who's playing your instrument, there's a competition."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Competition, Man)

"The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Competition, Labor, Wages, Workers)

"Competition helps people figure it out."
- Brian McBride
(Related: People, Competition)

"I think competition is very important; it breeds many good things in a person."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Competition)

"So the competition isn't once you got the license, running the station; it's getting the license."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Competition, Running)

"When the government allocates monopoly rights to frequency, and there are only a handful in each community, it's picking the winners in the competition."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Government, Community, Competition, Rights)

"When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn't setting the terms of the competition."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Government, Chicago, Competition, Rights)

"The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Home, Children, Competition, Information, Internet, Voice)

"I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Movies, Competition)

"A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Environmental, Competition, Oil, states, Taxes, United, Variety)

"I think it's really important to look at the big picture instead of just one competition."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Competition)

"Reference to the territory and total disregard for the nationality of the companies is of course the best guarantee that competition assessment remain just that and doesn't get affected by trade or other considerations."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Competition, Nationality, Trade)

"Unless a player goes in for intensive play and tournament competition, two racquets are sufficient."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Competition, Play)

"So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die."
- William Morris
(Related: Art, Life, Civilization, Competition, Production, Will)

"One of my major competitors was Harold Smith. Smith beat me in 1977. I was loafing during that competition."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: Competition)

"At the very least we should be given a bit of credit and a little bit of space, and maybe the media should think we could help them discover why English teams do not win European competitions."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Credit, English, Help, Media, Space)

"And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires and whether the competition is onto the story."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Competition, Compromise, Worth)

"There's always competition out there. That's what makes life exciting."
- Carolyn Murphy
(Related: Life, Competition)

"The whole competition thing disturbs me. Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started."
- George Murray
(Related: Competition, First)

"I ride my horse at competition level."
- Alannah Myles
(Related: Competition)

"I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Choice, Competition, Study)

"Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Politics, Competition, Rivalry)

"While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students."
- Douglass North
(Related: Life, Winning, College, Competition, First, Photography, Prizes, School, Students)

"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
(Related: Progress, Islam, America, Competition, Dignity, Justice, Principles, Tolerance)

"I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don't trust women. There is a built-in competition between women."
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Trust, Women, Competition, Friends)

"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Awards, Competition, Friends, Gold)

"The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition."
- Major Owens
(Related: Society, People, Virtue, Competition, Self)

"Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion."
- Major Owens
(Related: Time, Virtue, Compassion, Competition)

"Our government needs to adopt a pro-market agenda that doesn't pick winners and losers, but it invites competition and it levels the playing field for everyone."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Government, Competition, Needs)

"Sure, I have advice for people starting to write. Don't. I don't need the competition."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: People, Advice, Competition)

"Olympics is global competition in which eighty, ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate."
- George Pataki
(Related: Competition, Countries)

"The team which I led to the 1992 European Championship Finals is the only one in the history of the entire competition to have won every single one of its qualifying matches."
- Michel Patini
(Related: History, Competition)

"During such a competition players are there for a long time as well as all the people around them. They need to train, to eat, to go out. There ought to be something in it for everyone. On that particular point, my experience has been a bonus."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Experience, Time, People, Competition)

"Well, it's still another two-day competition, so it's really important to show that you're ready. Every meet is really important right now. You've got to keep showing you can hit."
- Carly Patterson
(Related: Competition, Now, Right)

"I think we all have had better days in competition."
- Carly Patterson
(Related: Competition)

"Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Fear, Battle, Being, Competition, Duty, Sense)

"A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Business, Idea, Fear, Competition, Nothing, Public)

"Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Experience, People, Competition)

"The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort."
- Colin Powell
(Related: People, Competition, Effort)

"The larger the state, the more callous it becomes... the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Heart, Competition, Corporations, Police, State)

"Reality is a genre that seems to be here to stay. I don't know how many of the new shows will last, but the more competition you have, the harder that pie is to slice up."
- Jeff Probst
(Related: Competition, Reality, Will)

"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
(Related: Genius, Competition)

"In 1982 when I showed up, the average age of the drivers in the series was something like 40, 41. The crowds were small. There was not much prize money. The competition wasn't very tight."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Age, Money, Competition, Crowds)

"Today, the competition is considerably more intense."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Competition, Today)

"The competition is pretty rough these days."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Competition, Pretty)

"Europe should stick to an open economy, to competition and we should refuse protectionism. It will not save one single job in the long run to protect non-competitive industries."
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Related: Competition, Economy, Europe, Job, Open, Will)

"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
(Related: Technology, Development, Competition, Country, Years)

"Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets."
- Orville Redenbacher
(Related: Competition, Theatre)

"We got to know the competition very well. In the '50s popcorn made a big growth in sales. Our main push was to produce the best quality and sell in quality retail outlets."
- Orville Redenbacher
(Related: Quality, Growth, Competition, Sales)

"Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even when he didn't have any competition."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Competition)

"Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics."
- George Reisman
(Related: Knowledge, Competition, Economics, Jungle, Law, Sense)

"I was on the sideline with a knee injury and when I came back, I wanted to play at the best level I could. And that's the case for a lot of players, they want the chance to play against the best competition."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Chance, Competition, Injury, Play, Want)

"Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn't run in races! Come on!"
- Beah Richards
(Related: Winning, Blood, Competition, Losing, Race)

"It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie."
- John Robinson
(Related: Opportunity, Beach, Film, Fun, Moments, World)

"Competition is a sin."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Competition, Sin)

"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
(Related: Competition, Cooperation, Today)

"I didn't want to become an actress because the competition with my mother would have been to much to live up to."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: Mother, Competition, Want)

"I started singing at the Met when I was seven, and the competition was so fierce that it really prepared me."
- Emily Rossum
(Related: Competition, Singing)

"Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Life, Competition, Nothing)

"Hence we did not foster competition in our school, on the contrary."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Competition, School)

"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
(Related: Competition, Night, Now)

"I long for the days when grosses were not even known. There was no weekend competition."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Competition, Weekend)

"All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Competition, Desire, Doubt, Passion, Theft)

"I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Challenge, Competition, Disappointments, First, Freedom, Now, Running, School, Training, Years)

"Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Work, Competition, Internet, Opinion)

"The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Competition, Income, Jobs, Reality, Today, Will, Workers)

"Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: People, Competition)

"Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Anarchy, Competition, Metaphor)

"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
(Related: Competition, Guest, Information)

"Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Competition, Economy, Result, Today)

"I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience."
- Maria Sharapova
(Related: Experience, Life, Strength, Competition, Play, Tennis)

"Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Design, Animals, Competition, Principles, Succeed)

"Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Competition, Pride, Weakness)

"A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Time, Performance, Victory, Competition)

"We built that into a wholesale business that became, really, one of the largest companies in the United States. We had success in building new markets, opening markets for competition, and that takes a personal toll."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Business, Success, Building, Competition, states, United)

"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
(Related: Competition, Force, May, Result)

"Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Legal, American, Competition, Labor, Study, Wages, Workers)

"An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God."
- Patti Smith
(Related: God, Artist, Competition)

"Running became boring because it's so predictable. I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do."
- Peter Snell
(Related: Competition, Running)

"Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries - not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Competition, Countries, Drugs)

"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
(Related: People, Chess, Choice, Competition, Difficulties, Hobbies, Living, Now, Occupations, Profession)

"The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Capitalism, Competition, Job, Wrong)

"Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem... ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress."
- Daniel Starch
(Related: Progress, Selling, Advertising, Competition)

"Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude."
- Bart Starr
(Related: Power, Attitude, Competition)

"Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition that's not necessarily a healthy competition."
- Edwin Starr
(Related: Competition, Stars)

"The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist."
- George Stigler
(Related: Behavior, Challenge, Competition, Cooperation)

"My driver Kellie Frost and I would race these fellows home and they were always faster on the highway. We did the same with Daniel and his driver, and thus began a long series of jokes and competitions to alleviate the impossible hours and tensions this film provoked."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Home, Film, Jokes, Race)

"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
(Related: Competition)

"If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?""
- Josiah Strong
(Related: America, Competition, Doubt, Islands, Race, Results, Sea, Will)

"The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history - the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: History, Time, Being, Competition, Europe, Now, Population, Pressure, Will, World)

"The competition is so fierce once you become an adult. I'll probably move on to something else."
- Jodie Sweetin
(Related: Competition)

"Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Time, Attention, Chance, Competition, Objectives, Pressure)

"But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world."
- John Thorn
(Related: Dreams, Baseball, Competition, Heroes, Prosperity, World)

"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
(Related: Work, Financial, Competition, Pretty)

"They demanded a monopoly of the coasting trade, in order to get higher freights than they could get in open competition with the carriers of the world."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Competition, Open, Order, Trade, World)

"I don't try to be a threat to MicroSoft, mainly because I don't really see MS as competition. Especially not Windows-the goals of Linux and Windows are simply so different."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Goals, Competition, Linux, Windows)

"I truly don't know why the boys are getting all the votes - it could be because they are really amazing, and that's all there is to it. They're really, really good and every single boy deserves to be in the competition right now, and so do the two girls."
- Pia Toscano
(Related: Boys, Competition, Girls, Now, Right)

"But we're all so different, we're different ages; we're not vying for the same roles. There's no competition, there's really kind of a sisterhood, on and off the set, you know?"
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Competition)

"The only thing that's changed is the competitiveness of the series. It's only become harder to win in our series as the years have gone by. Competition breeds good things, and that's what's happened here."
- Al Unser
(Related: Competition, Years)

"Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition."
- Fred Upton
(Related: Common sense, Competition, Concern, Diversity, Media)

"What was the competition? Well, I remember this Puerto Rican who came out in a short skirt and a gun."
- Sarah Vaughan
(Related: Competition)

"For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Winning, Competition, Fight, Joy, Struggle, World)

"Sure, but competition is good for the user."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Competition)

"We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Competition, Light, Years)

"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
(Related: Competition, Play)

"The thought that we're in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win."
- George Wald
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Competition, World)

"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
(Related: Fear, Opportunity, Competition, Democracy, Distrust)

"I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing."
- Roger Waters
(Related: Competition, Losing)

"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
(Related: Competition, Nothing, Worry)

"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Life, Sports, People, Competition, Relationships, School)

"I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars."
- Johnny Weissmuller
(Related: People, Competition, Nations, Violence)

"Number one, cash is king... number two, communicate... number three, buy or bury the competition."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Competition)

"Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on 'Press Your Luck'. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money."
- Randy West
(Related: Money, Winning, Appearance, Competition, Dawn, Day, Games, Luck)

"The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us."
- John Williams
(Related: Competition, Cooperation, Countries, Metaphor, World)

"In my fifty years of experience and memory, I have seen the most amazing increase in the standard of living of a people ever achieved anywhere in the world. This is why I am so sure that our system of free competition and industrial development is sound and must be preserved."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Experience, People, Development, Competition, Living, Memory, Sound, World, Years)

"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
(Related: Support)

"The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Heart, Progress, Competition, Extreme, Impulses, Interest, Man)

"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
(Related: Genius, Competition)

"The capitalists speculate on the two following factors: the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Competition, Wages, Workers)