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There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
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.
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
The game isn't over until it's over.
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.
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
You get out in front -- you stay out in front.
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
The Law of Win/Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
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?
The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.
We have a lot of players in their first year. Some of them are also in their last year.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Most games are lost, not won.
I ski to win. When the day comes that I can't get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won't be able to win and I'll stop racing.
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
Enjoy the successes that you have, and don't be too hard on yourself when you don't do well. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. Just relax and enjoy it.
Competition is the whetstone of talent.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.