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The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was incredible competition out there. (Gregg Allman)

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

I'm only in competition with my last level. (Erykah Badu)

- b.1881 d.1945...
Competitions are for horses, not artists. (Bela Bartok)

Look around at the competition, beat the competition in price, and make your stuff better than the competition. (Lucy Bates)

Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind. (Willard Beecher)

Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race. (Jose Bergamin)

Jealousy is love in competition. (Toba Beta)

notoriety, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. (Ambrose Bierce)

No, not competition, community. (Jan Blencowe)

A discussion should be a genuine attempt to explore a subject rather than a battle between competing egos. (Edward de Bono)

In this turbulent, get-real economy, the advantage goes to those who can outimagine and outcreate their competitors. (Bill Breen)

Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity. (Daniel Burrus)

Some people don't like competition because it makes them work harder, better. (Drew Carey)

Art is the increasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding. (Marc Chagall)

I feel about 18, but my mind is much more mature now, so it's a perfect combination. (Oksana Chusovitina)

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition. (Henry Clay)

If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence. (Barbara Cook)

If you're too busy worrying about the competition, you don't focus enough on what you're doing. (Katie Couric)

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it. (Walt Disney)

I always tried to win. I was as competitive as I am today. (Novak Djokovic)

Remember, your definition of success doesn't need to be compared to someone else. (Lorna Dockstader)

Competition among rival groups of 'primitive' people pushed artisans into new heights of complexity, i.e., art. (Lloyd Dykk)

If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. (Max Ehrmann)

If you've spent a long time developing a skill and techniques, and now some 14-year-old upstart can get exactly the same result, you might feel a bit miffed I suppose, but that has happened forever. (Brian Eno)

The fishing is best where the fewest go. There is just less competition for bigger goals. (Timothy Ferriss)

Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive. (Bill Gates)

Our human landscape is overburdened with competitions and contests. Art need not be a contest. Art is a personal quest for quality. Quality is the forerunner of acceptance. Character is the forerunner of quality. Be your own discriminating connoisseur. (Robert Genn)

In modern times we are often encouraged to protect our ego-force and individuality by securing a private world in which to develop our unique artistic voice. Many artists find themselves solo-paddling along a private and unchallenging river... Could rivalry be a productive system? (Sara Genn)

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. (Arie de Geus)

Prizes are nice, but the real competition is with your performance yesterday. (Irwin Greenberg)

To compete with the painter is not really our destiny; we are on the way to speaking our very own language. (Ernst Haas)

It's not enough to shelve your own competitive streak. You have to try, consciously, to help others succeed. Some people feel this is like shooting themselves in the foot - why aid someone else in creating a competitive advantage? I don't look at it that way. Helping someone else look good doesn't make me look worse. In fact, it often improves my own performance, particularly in stressful situations. (Chris Hadfield, astronaut)

We cannot be too earnest, too persistent, too determined, about living superior to the herd instinct. (Henry S. Haskins)

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy. (Ernest Hemingway)

I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends. (Jim Henson)

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living. (Thomas Hobbes)

When we are in competition with ourselves, and match our todays against our yesterdays, we derive encouragement from past misfortunes and blemishes. Moreover, the competition with ourselves leaves unimpaired our benevolence toward our fellow men. (Eric Hoffer)

The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more chances to learn and win. (John W. Holt, Jr.)

The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition. (William van Horne)

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there's so little competition. (Elbert Hubbard)

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. (Henry J. Kaiser)

I want to compete with the kids. I'm there with the kids. (Alex Katz)

_Prodigal Summer...
If you never stepped on anybody's toes, you never been for a walk. (Barbara Kingsolver)

Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature. (Bob Knight)

Global competition is about winners and losers. (David Korten)

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

Competition is very good... as long as it's healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better. (Christine Lahti)

Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce. (Walter Savage Landor)

Champions do all the time what others think about doing occasionally! (John Di Lemme)

Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick. (George B. Leonard)

So-called austerity, the stoic injunction, is the path toward universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. (Wyndham Lewis)

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built. (Daniel Libeskind)

Competitions are what you do as a good exercise. (Maya Lin)

Nature is based on harmony. So it says if we want to survive and become more like nature, then we actually have to understand that it's cooperation versus competition. (Bruce Lipton)

I'm not in a contest. I make movies. I'm not a racehorse... (George Lucas)

- Easy
Just remember that if you're not working at your game to the utmost of your ability, there will be someone out there somewhere with equal ability who is. And one day you'll play each other, and he'll have the advantage. (Ed Macauley)

You'll never learn a thing from a competitor weaker than you. (Harvey Mackay)

Like it or not, life is a series of competitions... (Harvey Mackay)

What's not realized about good novelists is that they're as competitive as good athletes. They study each other - where the other person is good and where the person is less good. Writers are like that but don't admit it. (Norman Mailer)

Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. (Maxwell Maltz)

Competition helps people figure it out. (Brian McBride)

The unfair thing about competition is the disproportionate number of winner to losers... unless you only compete against yourself. (Kenneth Moore)

In the music industry, you are in competition with everyone. (Mandy Moore)

Artists shouldn't enter the arena of competitions until they are tough enough to realize it is only opinion and not a reflection on their worth. It is equally dangerous to lull yourself into thinking you are 'great' just because you get into or place in a show. (Mary Moquin)

You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser. (Joe Namath)

The problem begins with jurors who fail to ask three questions, i.e. 'What's the artist trying to do?' 'Did he do it?' and 'Was it worthwhile doing?' (Richard (Dick) Nelson)

Never compete, create. (Earl Nightingale)

It's not a competition, it's a doorway. (Mary Oliver)

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. (Ovid)

Art, at its best, is not a competition to outdo others or even ourselves. The focus is more appropriately channeled to reveal our hearts and to hint at the illumination of life that is mysterious and larger in spirit than in any single work of art. (Gregory Packard)

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above average effort. (Colin Powell)

The only competition you will ever face is with your own ignorance. (Bob Proctor)

Competition is the whetstone of talent. (Traditional proverb)

Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. (Ayn Rand)

Creative Departments and design studios used to be... places, where you could say and do just about anything creatively... without fear of ridicule or judgement. It has to be this way, or you will just close up like a clamshell. It's like trying to have sex, with your mum listening outside the bedroom door. Can't be done. Then some bright spark had the idea of setting everyone up in competition. It became a contest... Winner gets to keep his job. (Linds Redding)

Fragile egos are put on the line every day. (Mary Lou Retton)

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. (Joan Rivers)

I personally like the competition – it makes me work harder. (Claudia Roulier)

Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches. (John Ruskin)

Art is one of the few pursuits where you can only be in competition with yourself. (Diana Rutherford)

All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost – the most legitimate – passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one. (Marquis de Sade)

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

Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good as someone else. (William Saroyan)

The way to get things done is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel. (Charles Schwab)

An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God. (Patti Smith)

The competition is so fierce once you become an adult. I'll probably move on to something else. (Jodie Sweetin)

Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement. (Tacitus)

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. (Lao Tzu)

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you. (Morihei Ueshiba)

Besides winning, the most fun thing is getting out there and mixing it up with friends; it's the competition. (Al Unser, Jr.)

We can't worry about competition. Besides, we aren't competing with anyone but ourselves. (Chris Wedge)

- The Flame of Recognition...
The painters have no copyright on modern art!... I believe in, and make no apologies for, photography: it is the most important graphic medium of our day. It does not have to be, indeed cannot be - compared to painting - it has different means and aims. (Edward Weston)

Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals. (Edward O. Wilson)

When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition. (Katarina Witt)

Competition is for the competent. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)