Indira Gandhi Page

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

- Indira Gandhi

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The Times of India", 8 February 1959. See also:
Tommy Douglas Page

“The inescapable fact is that when we build a society based on greed, selfishness, and ruthless competition, the fruits we can expect to reap are economic insecurity at home and international discord abroad.”

- Tommy Douglas

Source/Notes: Annual Convention of the Saskatchewan CCF, Regina, July 1951
Christine Lahti Page

“Competition is very good... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better.”

- Christine Lahti

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Page

“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Howard Cosell Page

“The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.”

- Howard Cosell


David Sarnoff Page

“Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.”

- David Sarnoff

Fulton J. Sheen Page

“Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.”

- Fulton J. Sheen

Dwight Morrow Page

“The world is divided into people who do things - and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition.”

- Dwight Morrow

Source/Notes: In a letter to his son. As quoted in: The Quarterly Review, Volumes 266-267 (John Murray, 1936), p. 129
Walt Disney Page

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.”

- Walt Disney

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The illusion of life: Disney animation" (1995) by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, p. 23 - ISBN: 9780786860708
Elbert Hubbard Page

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.”

- Elbert Hubbard


Washington Allston Page

“The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.”

- Washington Allston

Source/Notes: Lectures on Art (2004 edition), Kessinger Publishing - ISBN: 9781419129483
Marcus Garvey Page

“You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.”

- Marcus Garvey

Source/Notes: The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans (1923 edition), The Majority Press - ISBN: 9780912469249
Janet Jackson Page

“I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.”

- Janet Jackson

Maria Sharapova Page

“I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.”

- Maria Sharapova

Roger Waters Page

“I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”

- Roger Waters


Muhammad Ali Page

“If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.”

- Muhammad Ali

Source/Notes: The Soul of a Butterfly (2004)
Wendell Berry Page

“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.”

- Wendell Berry

Source/Notes: Economy and Pleasure - What Are People For? (1990)