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)

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

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)

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
(Keywords: Competition, End, Will)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Competition, Trying)

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

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)

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
(Keywords: Competition, Now, Sense)

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)

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

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)

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
(Keywords: Competition, End)

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)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Competition, Measure)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Competition, Schools)

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

So I think instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: Competition, Focus, Job)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Competition, Rest, Will, Worry)

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