The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person.
The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
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The Law of Win/Win says, Let's not do it your way or my way; let's do it the best way.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight;
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning.
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
These are the days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Most games are lost, not won.
Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life.
Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
When the game is over it is really just beginning.
Win or lose, do it fairly.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
Success is a journey not a destination.
The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand;
it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims.
People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.
I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women. There is a built-in competition between women.
You learn so much from competition you gain confidence every time you have to step up and perform.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
Thank God for competition. When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us.
Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
You must play boldly to win.
You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.
Don't steal. The government hates competition.
The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.