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I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.

Author: Jim Abbott

Profession: American Baseball Player

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947)

Profession: American Basketball Player

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.

Author: Andre Agassi (1970)

Profession: American Tennis Player

How can we hope to remain economically competitive in a world in which... 90% of Dutch high-school students take advanced math courses and 100% of teachers in Germany have double majors, while the best we can say about our pocket of excellence is that 75% of [American] students have learned to critique tactfully?

Author: Barbara J. Alexander


World trade means competition from anywhere; advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition. Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.

Author: Eric Allison

Profession: American Financial Writer

The Law of Win/Win says, ''Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.

Author: Greg Anderson

Profession: American Author of "The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness"

What it comes down to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second or third-best horse and win.

Author: Vicky Aragon

Profession: American Jockey

Thank God for competition. When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.

Author: Gil Atkinson


Competitions are for horse, not artist.

Author: Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

Profession: Hungarian Composer

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.

Author: Boris Becker (1967)

Profession: German Tennis Player

To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.

Author: Marguerite Beecher


Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.

Author: Willard Beecher


The game isn't over until it's over.

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

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

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.

Author: Bill Bradley

Profession: American Basketball Player