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Quotes of the Day for 21 April 2001 – Competition

Modern life is full of competition. All week we compete with others for success in our organizations, our organizations compete with others, and on the weekend we put on our sporting gear and compete in other fields. Is this good? Here are a few thoughts on Competition.

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The quotes:

While it's important to win, it's imperative to compete.
     - Dave Weinbaum

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things; to compete. You can be just an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus.
     - Sir Edmond Hillary

Competitions are for horse, not artist.
     - Bela Bartok

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

Competition can damage self-esteem, create anxiety, and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. But so can romantic love.
     - Mariah Burton Nelson


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