Thursday, 2 February 2012

Competition - Quotes

Although competition is beneficial from a social point of view, individually each of us would prefer to be loosened from its grip. - Richard L. Stroup

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people. - David Sarnoff

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Competition is a rude yet effective motivation. - Toba Beta

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

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress. - Herbert Hoover

Competition, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad. If a person or group seeks a desired objective to the exclusion of such higher ethics as truth and fairness, the seeking indeed is unhealthy. However, if a person or group seeks a desired objective while remaining true to high ethical standards, the pursuit will be a healthy growth experience. - Philip Solomons

If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record. - Evan Esar

It is in vain for us to devise schemes by which competition can be put out of civilized life. Competition is the condition of life. - Lyman Abbott

Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose. - Baltasar Gracian

The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself. - Washington Allston

The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is also great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still, for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. - Andrew Carnegie

When a man can do better than everyone else in the same walk, he does not make any very painful exertions to outdo himself. The progress of improvement ceases nearly at the point where competition ends. - William Hazlitt

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