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I don't compete with other discus throwers.
by Al Oerter

I don't compete with other discus throwers.
I compete with my own history.
- Al Oerter

I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest
until they let us start throwing them at each other.
- Al Oerter

I never set out to beat the world.
I just set out to do my absolute best.
- Al Oerter

To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know
of reaching a true introspective state.
If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.
- Al Oerter

 

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

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

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

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Until the Chinese decide to compete fairly it will
be up to us to do what we can to further protect our manufacturing base,
and ensure we keep the good paying jobs we already have.
- Mike Rogers

If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book,
different pictures compete in their minds.
- Vincente Minnelli

While no one railroad can completely duplicate another line,
two or more may compete at particular points.
- John Moody

Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete.
- Joyce A. Myers

And it was a great experience, you know,
to travel the world and compete at a certain level.
It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.
- Jason Statham

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways,
economists believe that our ability to compete internationally
is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
- Dennis Hastert

One of the first things I learned about acting was,
the only person you compete against is yourself.
- Ed Harris

The rich don't exploit the poor.
They just out-compete them.
- David Brooks

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete,
I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.
- Olympia Dukakis

I become more seasoned, it's less interesting to try
and compete in the pop market.
- Sheryl Crow

When I was a child, all I wanted was to enter the Austrian
team and to compete on the World Cup tour.
I had to fight hard to reach this.
I wanted badly to win each race.
- Hermann Maier

You have to compete with others in the field.
Sometimes the competition gets pretty fierce because
you're competing for funds or grants to do your work,
the financial work.
- Clyde Tombaugh

When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you've
found a niche don't ever become complacent.
- Michael Bergdahl

Women in New York have to work much harder to compete
with the supermodels for attention.
- Jessica Culter

As an example, one of the schools I have been studying
is too small to compete effectively in most sports,
but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
- James S. Coleman

We can't compete with Mel Gibson, but we figured we could do our part.
- Garry Marshall

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
economy without a college degree.
- Bobby Scott

Well, you can't compete with a six foot five man in a wig.
- Shemar Moore

Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and
the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
- An Wang

The only thing I want to be able to do is come in and learn the offense,
go out there and compete, show what I am capable of
doing and try to get better as a football player.
- Brian Griese

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that
all compete for so beautiful a death.
- Pierre Corneille

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain
for our athletes to compete properly,
and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie

The night before I compete, I like to have steak.
Meat is especially important for female athletes because
it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
- Sasha Cohen

If image is everything, how can the Democratic presidential
hopefuls compete with a President fresh from a war victory.
- Judy Woodruff

We're all Americans trying to compete.
Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
- Oscar Robertson

I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep
every night before I compete,
and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck.
- Sarah Hughes

The most important part of this is to prepare the athlete
for life in general and then be able to compete.
- Alberto Juantorena

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete,
women should try and give their best qualities to men -
bring them softness,
teach them how to cry.
- Joan Baez

The marketers can compete with free;
it just has to be better.
Look at bottled water if you don't believe me.
- Jonathan Potter

After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete.
The idea of being a star never crossed my mind.
- Merlin Olsen

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

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school,
are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
- Louise Slaughter

Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience,
and secondly, I have chosen the weapons.
- Edsger Dijkstra

When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else,
I do my own thing.
I compete with myself.
- Shannon Miller

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try
out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant.
To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
- Donna Rice

Also, if we take back our schools and concentrate on
improving them so our children get a better education,
they will be better trained to compete for a job locally.
- Vincent Frank

Groups like The Mountain Brothers just have to keep
on doing what they're doing -
just make it dope and just make it different.
And not try to compete with other people of color.
- Chad Hugo

Where we can compete on merit, we do very well.
- Jim Barksdale

In today's global economy, however, it is important
to raise the bar of excellence even higher.
Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively
on an international level.
- Kenny Marchant

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies,
because you can't really compete on a studio level.
- Bill Paxton

So our problem is not Labour, it is us,
is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned
Labour support and to compete effectively with the
Lib Dems for those loose votes.
- Francis Maude

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction
in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer
to compete with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society,
either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions,
or by refusing to compete with man at all.
- Betty Friedan

I had to gain weight until I looked like a seal so
I could compete with the real whores who played the other roles.
I was fat as a barrel.
- Victoria Abril

The networks found themselves having to compete for
an increasingly Balkanized audience.
- Roger Mudd

It is U.S.
workers who lose out when employers cannot get the
high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign
companies in the 21st century economy.
- Kit Bond

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present.
I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them.
There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson

I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes.
That's how we learn.
When we compete, we make mistakes.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong,
Maine can compete and can win.
- John Baldacci

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland,
like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale,
and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
- John Ensign

We've been raised to compete, to want more!
More!
More!
It's a way of life.
It's about greed.
- Sandy Duncan

But I know somebody who has a bedside urinal.
How do I compete with that?
- Lara Flynn Boyle

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group,
they can compete in piety.
A chilling thought.
Or funny.
- Mary Douglas

Even as a small child I never felt that I should have to compete with anyone -
even my older brother.
- Dwayne Hickman

The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.
- Courtney Love

There's so many wonderful gospel people out there,
and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.
- Smokey Robinson

I wish I could compete again, but my good feeling is,
these competitions are better as exhibitions.
- Oksana Baiul

The player can only compete with the best internationally
when they've committed themselves to this goal.
They have to be properly supported until that point.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene,
and I don't compete with them.
- Kevin Costner

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within
this male attention and to compete with each other
for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
- Audre Lorde

South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village -
an eager workforce,
ready to take on any challenge.
- Tom Peters

Our championship committee pledged to review entry
conditions and to assess how women golfers might compete
on equal terms with men for a place in the Open.
- Peter Dawson


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