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Contest Quotes

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When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

Children must be considered in a divorce considered
valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue.
- P. J. O'Rourke

 

I don't care whether people like me or dislike me.
I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest.
I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be.
- Tab Hunter

The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs.
It's a contest right now.
- Gary Johnson

It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.
- Abe Lemons

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Art has never been a popularity contest.
- James Levine

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from
the grasp of executive power.
- Daniel Webster

Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the
way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.
- Warren E. Burger

The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort
of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs.
- Ishmael Reed

I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty
contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won.
I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania.
- Sharon Stone

Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest.
- William Devane

You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
- Rowan Atkinson

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves.
There must be contest, and we must win.
- Edward Gibbon

For Forms of Government let fools contest;
whatever is best administered is best.
- Alexander Pope

It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives
a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
- Lord Byron

Trials are no longer about freeing the innocent,
punishing the guilty, and making restitution to the injured.
They have devolved into a contest over who will win.
- Tammy Bruce

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality.
But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

I'm not out here to win a beauty contest.
- Kirk Gibson

They did that little thing on South Park,
and they mentioned my name and had a character of me
judging a Halloween contest.
It was really funny.That made me the coolest aunt on earth.
- Tina Yothers

I like intelligent women.
When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest.
- Frank Sinatra

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for,
and next thing I knew I had a book.
- Leslie Banks

We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and
the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded
at a radio station on the stairway,
and we did a record and it got put out.
- Tommy Chong

I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

As the contest proceeded, public interest increased
and the entire country watched to see which company
would win the big government subsidies through the mountains.
- John Moody

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath
of science is a contest with mistake,
and must keep the conscience alive.
- George Eliot

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable;
foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to
withdraw from the contest.
- Steven Brust

I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections.
- Benazir Bhutto

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free,
but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum
on earth for civil and religious liberty.
- Samuel Adams

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic.
You listened to fights on the radio,
and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
- Joseph Barbera

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice,
judge, or vicar.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I didn't get hurt in the contest.
I hurt it the next day.
- Jimmy Piersall

Gore will not win a popularity contest,
he will not win a personality contest,
but he can win an idealogical battle,
and he can win a battle of experience.
- Susan Estrich

Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul
judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
- Chris Rock

Peter has the biggest mouth, so it goes to be a mouth contest.
- Josh Silver

There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on -
the conflict between right and wrong,
between error and truth.
In this conflict every human being has a part.
- Matthew Simpson

I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like
Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest.
This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally
it has to be the same way for me.
- Buddy Rich

Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be
difficult to contest or discover,
do not want to attribute any value to works,
and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification.
- Michael Servetus

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits
emotion and passion against logic and reason.
All too often in such a contest, logic loses.
So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful,
'gun control' legislation.
Good news - if you're a crook.
- Larry Elder

I believe that detente was having almost the opposite
effect of what was intended.
What was intended was to sort of end the contest for
power and to stop Soviet expansion,
especially by military means and the military build-up,
the military contest.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods,
and so awakens devils to contest his vision.
The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain
that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
- Norman Mailer

There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor.
They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments,
but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon.
The better classes are tired of the insane howling
of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah,
that I was in town because I'd won this contest.
He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit,
and started singing 'When it's time to relax,
one beer stands clear...
'
- Arthur Godfrey

Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis,
an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved.
I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society,
the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
- Wole Soyinka

Surely these women won't lose any more of their beauty
and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once
a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries
or laundries all year round.
There is no harder contest than the contest for bread,
let me tell you that.
- Rose Schneiderman

When Bob came through Cincinnati, he wanted a girl
singer to be on his show.
There was a local contest, and my sister and I entered,
but Bob said, Gee, I wouldn't break up the team.
- Rosemary Clooney

In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author...
I was just a Mom in a state of panic,
trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize
money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
- Leslie Banks

This is not a contest between persons.
The humblest citizen in all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty -
the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan

Politics is a contest among people of diverse backgrounds and philosophies,
advocating different solutions to common problems.
The system only works when principled,
energetic people participate.
- Bob Ehrlich

I was always a clown.
In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by
doing an Eddie Murphy routine.
I'm no good at public speaking, but if I can assume
a role and speak as that person,
then I'm fine.
When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
- Jason Wiles

It sounded good.
It was a story that Victor Conte told me to use.
I was contacted by Dr. Goldman, and that's how the story came about.
And that was my first time ever meeting,
or speaking, to Dr. Goldman.
- Kelli White

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

I love to deal with doctrines and events.
The contests of men about men I greatly dislike.
- James A. Garfield

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for,
whether in the daily battle of life,
or in physical contests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The time given to athletic contests and the injuries
incurred on the playing field are part of the price
which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

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

There are no contests in the Art of Peace.
A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing.
Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
- Morihei Ueshiba

I liked the way they treated the first,
second, and third place finishers equally.
It was an amazing year.
I only entered two song contests this year;
I won one and placed second in the other.
And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.
- Arthur Godfrey

The present assault upon capital is but the beginning.
It will be but a stepping-stone to others,
larger and more sweeping, till our political contests
will become a war of the poor against the rich.
- Stephen J. Field

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country
music and be an artist when I was 10.
And I started dragging my parents to festivals,
and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for
about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time.
I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie
Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
- Taylor Swift

In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests
to determine who should lead.
The recent election was no exception.
Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends
any one individual or any one party.
- Matt Blunt

At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she
frequently spends upon unprofitable contests,
she might place the moral world on a new foundation,
and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
- John Strachan

I don't know one of my friends who is considered a
conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly
think through everything.
You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not
going to win any popularity contests.
- Clarence Thomas

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings,
may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age,
be contested without danger.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred
from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I believe that man is in the last resort so free a
being that his right to be what he believes himself
to be cannot be contested.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested
by any government or nation,
not even the most belligerent.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way,
was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals.
We were both working in fiction...
so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground.
- Helen Garner


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