Competing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old competing quotes, competing sayings, and competing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Competing is like gambling, the more you win the more you want to compete. The only problem is, what happens when the person you're competing with is yourself?

Meedee

We last longer if we compete against ourselves for the good of others instead of competing against others for the good of ourselves.     

Simon Sinek

You've got to be confident when you're competing. You've got to be a beast.

Gabby Douglas

Remember, you don't compete with anyone, you make them compete with you. You can control what you put on yourself; you can't control what the other guy puts on you. So you focus only on the internal pressure that drives you. Run to it, embrace it, feel it, so no one else can throw more at you than you've already put on yourself.

Tim S Grover

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.     

Arie de Geus

Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.

Baltasar Gracian

If you have to compete, compete with yourself.

Debasish Mridha

Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.     

Major Owens

Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.     

Joe Torre

Competition gives birth to a lot of success, and if no one ever challenged you, you wouldn't go anywhere. It makes sense to compete with others for a promotion at work. But so many women take it a step further and won't even support other women. They end up competing over things that don't make sense - like how we look.     

Lilly Singh

You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.

Lou Holtz

Competition is not about fighting, it is all about helping each other to achieve a common goal.     

Joey Lawsin

The only competition that matters the most in life, is the one between you and your old self.     

Edmond Mbiaka

Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character.     

Russell Mark

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.      

Ovid

Competing with an other is exhilarating, challenging, and healthy. That is what Games are for. When competition is brought into the social arena it undermines the competitor's self-esteem and confidence. It is a very subtle process. One we must be sensitive to, especially when evaluating our own motivations and behavior.

Eric Parslow

When you compete with someone as good or better than you, you may not always win, but you never lose.

Michael Josephson

Life is not a competition with others. In its truest sense it is rivalry with ourselves. We should each day seek to break the record of our yesterday. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair past follies; each day to surpass ourselves. This is, simply, progress.

C. Smith Sumner

Don't waste your time competing with someone. Instead focus on competing with yourself. Leaders don't compete, followers do.     

Mayur Ramgir

And what is the greatest number? Number one.

David Hume

Never compete with your master, because that is disrespect to him! You are your only rival, you compete with yourself, go beyond yourself!

Mehmet Murat ildan

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.     

Dwight D Eisenhower

Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.     

Bill Bradley

Competition is a complex thing. It brings out the best and the worst in all participants. It refines the technique and sharpens the mind, body and spirit.     

Herb Perez

The one that works the hardest comes out on top.

Debbie Meyer

You get out in front -- you stay out in front.     

A. J. Foyt

Competition is in the genes of all living things. Watch a flower compete for its share of sunlight or watch the goldfish in your aquarium. Infants and small children compete without knowing it. Remember how the queen bee wins? Competition is the spice of life and the soul of progress. How else can quality rise to the top?     

Charles T. Clark

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte

We are competing against ourselves.     

Ashton Eaton

Competition motivates and drives people to excel, and enables people to learn and benefit from their strengths and weaknesses.     

Dr T.P.Chia