Quotations on Competition

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Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Actor, Actors, Competition, Washington)

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
(Keywords: Power, Choice, Competition, Direction)

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
(Keywords: Choices, Competition, Rules)

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
(Keywords: Time, Competition, Trying)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Goal, Competition, Day)

My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.
- Arthur Blank
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, Competition, Losing)

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
(Keywords: Society, Being, Community, Competition, Now, Objectives)

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
(Keywords: Work, Competition, Day, Envy, Fool, Problems, Writer)

We live in a time today where we face fierce global competition.
- Erskine Bowles
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, People, Idea, Competition, Fun)

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
(Keywords: Business, Civilization, Competition, states, United, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Women, Competition, Solidarity, Support)

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
(Keywords: People, Competition, Pressure, Rivalry, Spirit)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Growth, Competition, Environment, Years)

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Leader, Competition, Country, Now)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Action, Competition, Efficiency, Now)

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
(Keywords: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Victory, Competition, Satisfaction)

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

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
(Keywords: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Cause, Competition, Effect, Entertainment, Result, Today, Value)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, People, Competition, Credit, First)

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Legal, Americans, Competition, Drugs)

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
(Keywords: Being, Competition, Service, Will)

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
(Keywords: American, Competition, Information, Innovation, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Family, Work, Competition, Favorite, Relationships)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Calculations, Competition, Investment, Production, Profit)

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
(Keywords: Design, Competition, Practice, Public, Years)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Ideas, Americans, Beliefs, Censorship, Competition, Constitution, Debate, Democracy, First, Free speech, Rights)

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



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