Quotes on Competition

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali Quote Details

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For when the one Great Scorer comes

To write against your name,

He marks - not that you won or lost-

But how you played the game.
Grantland Rice Quote Details

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Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones. Darrell Royal Quote Details

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Football isn't a contact sport; it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. Vince Lombardi Quote Details

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The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasm, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt Quote Details

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Don't ever let anyone tell you that something is too competitive. Once you subtract the people who don't work very hard, or the people who aren't as good as you, your competition shrinks dramatically. Maggie Mason Quote Details

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You were placed on this earth to create, not to compete. Dr. Robert Anthony Quote Details

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So many times people are afraid of competition, when it should bring out the best in us. We all have talents and abilities, so why be intimidated by other people's skills? Lou Holtz Quote Details

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The score will take care of itself when you take care of the effort that precedes the score. John Wooden Quote Details

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I do not judge success based on championships; rather, I judge it on how close we came to realizing our potential. John Wooden Quote Details

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The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Roger Bannister Quote Details

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That's fine - people can call me arrogant, cocky, whatever. At least they're not calling us losers anymore. If people like you too much, it's probably because they're beating you. Steve Spurrier Quote Details

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When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winner's circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor. Pat Riley Quote Details

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I've observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it. Bill Walsh Quote Details

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[C]onsistent motivation usually comes from a consuming desire to be able to perform at your best under pressure, namely, the pressure produced by tough competition. If a player needed me to light a fire under him by turning the other team into a demon, he was lacking something I couldn't give him. Bill Walsh Quote Details

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