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National Competition Quotes


"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games, I wasn't compete in big competition like, World Championship, like European Championship. I just competed in national competition." - Olga Korbut

"The decision on the right balance between competition and investment can no longer be solely a national issue." - Viviane Reding

"Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict." - Kofi Annan

"Competition is merely the absence of oppression." - Frederic Bastiat

"Don't steal. The government hates competition." - Anonymous

"You're not in competition with other women. You're in competition with everyone." - Tina Fey

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William Ewart Gladstone

"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"I'm only in competition with my last level." - Erykah Badu

"War is the national industry of Prussia." - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Billy Childish

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato

"If there be no eternal life, still the enjoyment of spiritual thoughts as ideals is keener and makes a man happier, whilst the foolery of materialism leads to competition and undue ambition and ultimate death, individual and national." - Swami Vivekananda

"Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage." - John Shadegg

"The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength." - Ai Weiwei

"But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world." - John Thorn

"Competition, of course there's always competition, and I like competition." - Delphine Arnault

"I believe that there is a whole set of issues in the world - environment, proliferation, energy, cyberspace - that can only be dealt with on a global basis. The traditional patterns of national rivalry and national competition are not suitable for those cases." - Henry A Kissinger

"You have to establish your love. You should feel a hankering for others. Now the competition has to change, the style of competition among Sahaja Yogis. The competition should be how much you love. Who loves more ? Let there be a competition who obliges more, who shares more ? Who loves others more ?" - Nirmala Srivastava

"You've got to look for tough competition. You've got to want to beat the best." - Grete Waitz

"If you can't be better than your competition, just dress better." - Anna Wintour

"Friendship first, competition second." - Yao Ming

"That's the thing you never expect about grieving, what a competition it is." - Gayle Forman

"All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape competition." - Peter Thiel

"Under perfect competition, in the long run no company makes an economic profit." - Peter Thiel

"No competition, no progress." - Bela Karolyi

"Complexity - limits competition." - Seth Klarman

"That's America, competition." - John Calipari

"I believe in competition." - Craig Benson

"I hate competition." - Marat Safin

"Competition is a sin." - John D Rockefeller

"To me, everything's competition." - Mickey Rourke

"I thrive on competition." - Natalie Massenet

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama" - John Bolton

"Without establishing national laws, how can you suppress the rebellion?" - Ma Hongkui

"Basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same." - Adolf Hitler

"I love going to galleries, particularly the National Portrait Gallery." - Mark Gatiss

"We must make children and families a national priority." - Robert Casey

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don't need little changes. We need gigantic revolutionary changes. . . . Competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be getting six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge for its citizens, just like national defense." -Sam Seaborne, West Wing" - Aaron Sorkin

"Considering all the different ways in which China has interacted with the world in the last 50 years, considering all the challenges ordinary Chinese people have to put up with, it's beneficial and, and, by any rational standard, non-threatening to have national energies channeled into this kind of competition. It's touching to see so many ordinary Chinese crowds cheering for their new heroes." - James Fallows

"When I was six, right before I started swimming, we went to a national competition here in Maryland and watched Michael Phelps swim, and I got to meet him afterwards, and I got his autograph. Fast forward nine years, and I'm at the Olympics with him, and it's like: 'Woah.'" - Katie Ledecky

"The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition." - Gary Lineker

"I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture." - Ai Weiwei

"Competition [in a scene] is healthy. Competition is life. Yet most actors refuse to acknowledge this. They don't want to compete. They want to get along. And they are therefore not first-rate actors." - Michael Shurtleff

"Pride is competition-competition between God and Man." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Don't work harder than your competition, be your own competition." - Behdad Sami

"More than ever, the creation of the ridiculous is almost impossible because of the competition it receives from reality." - Robert A. Baker

"Acting is not a competition; everything must be done for the good of the film or else everybody loses." - Michael Caine

"You might not be able to outthink, outmarket or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them." - Lou Holtz

"Competition is for the competent." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"All strategy depends on competition." - Bruce Henderson

"Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far." - Henry Ford

"You're in competition with everyone." - Tina Fey

"A conversation isn't a competition." - Barbara Walters

"As you craft a plan to expand to adjacent markets, don't disrupt: Avoid competition as much as possible." - Peter Thiel

"You're in competition with everyone." - Tina Fey

"That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments." - Samuel Johnson

"Government and co-operation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death." - John Ruskin

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

"Whether Canada ends up as one national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"Those concerns of a national character-such as air and water pollution that do not respect state boundaries, or the national transportation system, or efforts to safeguard your civil liberties-must, of course, be handled on the national level." - Ronald Reagan

"The gentleman has not seen how to reply to this, otherwise than by supposing me to have advanced the doctrine that a national debt is a national blessing." - Daniel Webster

"It is, in other words, time for a national oil change. That is apparent to anyone who has looked at our national dipstick." - Al Gore

"All of Britain's aid is spent in Britain's national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain's national security as well." - Andrew Mitchell

"Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders." - Tim Holden

"In a nation committed to better living through chemistry - where Viagra-enabled men pursue silicone-contoured women - the national pastime has a problem of illicit chemical enhancement. Steroids threaten the health of the 5 percent to 7 percent of players proved, by a mild regime of scheduled tests, to be using them. Steroids also endanger emulative young people. Further, steroids subvert what baseball is selling - fair competition. And they strike at the pleasure of engagement with America's team sport with the longest history." - George Will

"There is an urgent need - in fact a national survival need - for invigorating intellectual life, for upgrading the general regard for intellectual excellence. The United States must experience an intellectual renaissance or it will experience defeat. The time cannot be far off - if indeed it is not already here - when the strength of a nation, measured in terms of any kind of world competition, will depend less on the number of its bombs than on the number of its learned men." - Elmo Roper

"We must see ourselves in community with all other people at local, national and global levels. While this may seem superficially easy, it is actually not. Western culture, now globally dominant, has systematically trained us to think and act as though we are separate individuals, often in competition with each other for scarce resources of one sort or another, primarily money, which has be-come the perceived means to all we want and need in life." - Elisabet Sahtouris

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National" - George Carlin

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"There is no national problem in the world today which cannot be resolved by reason alone." - L Ron Hubbard

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover

"What were you two doing last night, discussing the national debt?" - Stephenie Meyer

"They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the national anthem." - Humphrey Bogart

"That is all the National Parks are about. Use, but do no harm." - Wallace Stegner

"We need not risk our national honor to prevail in this or any war." - John Mccain

"In this new world economy, national boundaries are increasingly becoming obsolete." - Ronald Reagan

"The National Bank at profit sells road maps for the soul." - Bob Dylan

"Every individual or national degeneration is immediately revealed by a directly proportional degradation in language." - Joseph De Maistre

"International unity of the workers is more important than the national." - Vladimir Lenin

"At Alabama, our players don't win Heisman Trophies. Our teams win National Championships." - Bear Bryant

"Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset." - Gerald R Ford

"Though a revolution may call itself national, it always marks the victory of a single party." - Andre Gide

"A new star with a tremendous national appeal, the skill of a consummate showman." - Russell Baker

"Cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"I think there is a case for opening a national debate on these matters." - James Callaghan

"The only way liberals win national elections is by pretending they're not liberals." - Rush Limbaugh

"The squalid cash interpretation put on the word success ? is our national disease." - William James

"Hi, I'm Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, wanting to say "Congratulations, Canada, on preserving your national igloo"." - Mike Huckabee

"The love for our native land strengthens our individual and national character." - Alexander Hamilton

"How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security." - Jim Fowler

"If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he's lost the team." - Jurgen Klinsmann

"We really believe our national interests are identical with European interests." - Gerhard Schroder

"Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip." - Erma Bombeck

"Politicians often claim secrecy is necessary for good governance or national security." - Heather Brooke

"Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War, often exploding on my watch." - Andrea Mitchell

"Tackling deprivation around the world is a moral imperative and firmly in Britain's national interest." - Andrew Mitchell

"My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim." - Dalia Mogahed

"Absolute dominion of a powerful people by a minority always produces national aggression." - Philip Wylie

"There's no national glue holding us together because somebody put too much pluribus in the unum." - Florence King

"Missouri remains a low tax, efficiently run state, according to all prominent national rankings." - Bob Holden

"The White House released documents it claims validates the president's (National Guard) service ... When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush's nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard's National Guard. That's the National Guard's National Guard, an Army of None." - Jon Stewart

"Never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about." - Tom Chappell

"When blessed with wealth, let them withdraw from the competition of vanity and be modest, retiring from ostentation, and not be the slaves of fashion." - William Wilberforce

"Sometimes it's just the beer and bikinis that get people to come and watch, but it's the competition that's keeping them there." - Kerri Walsh

"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

"I've been reading an Alabama newspaper that one man shot another man because he beat him in a Bible-quoting competition." - Richard Dawkins

"Love is co-operation rather than competition." - Wayne Dyer

"Set measurable goals, measure relative to competition." - Joe Kraus

"Competition is the death of art." - Dana Gould

"Vouchers lead to competition, not re-segregation." - Jim Demint

"Intelligence is not a competition," she said. "There is plenty to go around, and there are many ways it can be demonstrated." - Chris Colfer

"Where combination is possible, competition is impossible." - George Stephenson

"Take the competition seriously, but not yourself." - Richard Branson

"It's not a competition, it's a doorway." - Mary Oliver

"Affirmative action was designed to keep women and minorities in competition with each other to distract us while white dudes inject AIDS into our chicken nuggets." - Tracy Morgan

"There are only two kinds of businesses in this world: Businesses in crazy competition, and businesses that are one of a kind." - Peter Thiel

"You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting" - Ed Harris

"Don't steal - the government hates competition!" - Ron Paul

"I've never been a competition guy." - Robert Irvine

"Competition is merely the absence of oppression" - Frederic Bastiat

"Cooperation is always more powerful than competition." - Bob Proctor

"I found that competition was supposed to be a menace and that a good manager circumvented his competitors by getting a monopoly by artificial means." - Henry Ford

"Today, the competition is considerably more intense." - Bobby Rahal

"The competition is pretty rough these days." - Tony Randall

"Financial transaction tax raises problems of competition." - Jose Manuel Barroso

"I dig all kinds of competition." - Randy Castillo

"Everyone likes a bit of competition." - Jamie Dornan

"With competition everyone has to try harder." - Harold H Greene

"Yoga competition is an old Indian tradition." - Bikram Choudhury

"American politics is always an open competition." - Hillary Clinton

"My greatest competition is, well, me." - R Kelly

"Global competition is about winners and losers." - David Korten

"Competition helps people figure it out." - Brian Mcbride

"Competition is for dogs and horses." - Geri Halliwell

"I kinda see everyone as competition." - Janet Jackson

"My imagination was no competition for nature." - Jim Toomey

"I ride my horse at competition level." - Alannah Myles

"I enjoy the competition and whatever it takes throughout the competition, I will do it." - Lebron James

"With competition there is always ego and hubris... competition gets in the way of work." - Patrick Dempsey



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