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It's amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody's in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it's who wants it the most, and who's the most confident on his skis.

The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
I don't psyche myself up. I psyche myself down. I think clearer when I'm not psyched up.
The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost -- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Our life is not really a mutual helpfulness; but rather, it's fair competition cloaked under due laws of war; it's a mutual hostility.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.
To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
Thank God for competition. When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
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.
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.
Competing with an other is exhilarating, challenging, and healthy. That is what Games are for. When competition is brought into the social arena it undermines the competitor's self-esteem and confidence. It is a very subtle process. One we must be sensitive to, especially when evaluating our own motivations and behavior.

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