Competitive Sayings and Quotes

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


Competitiveness is defined as the ability of companies to compete while maintaining or improving the average standard of living. If you are cutting wages to become more competitive, that's not really more competitive. It's raising the skill and the efficiency of those workers so that they can support and sustain that higher wage.     

Michael Porter

Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.     

Chris Evert

Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.     

Michael Porter

We were very aggressive, and when we're aggressive, it's hard to stop us.     

Kerri Walsh

If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.     

Vince Lombardi

Competitive spirit is still at a premium. The more you win, the better you play, the more money you make, so they all have that in mind.     

Wayne Gretzky