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Rivals Quotes

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In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

Related topics: Nature Evolution

Ambition is like love,
impatient both of delays and rivals.
- The Buddha

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage -
he won't encounter many rivals.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I used to do some terrible things in the marshalling area to upset my rivals.
- Dawn Fraser

 

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent,
but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

I will always remember and we must all remember that
Democrats are our political rivals,
not our enemies, and they deserve our respect.
- Ken Mehlman

Writers and politicians are natural rivals.
Both groups try to make the world in their own images;
they fight for the same territory.
- Salman Rushdie

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Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian
struggle waged among cultures,
and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.
- E. O. Wilson

If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals,
then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful.
- Michael Porter

Political rivals attacked me.
I was savagely beaten.
I was kicked in the face and I lost my eye as a result.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals,
and in Florence you learn poise.
- Virgil Thomson

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning,
but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
- Pablo Casals

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears
all competition and dreads all rivals.
- Fulton J. Sheen

When it comes to girl bands, we're all rivals.
- Jenny Frost

I'm still number one and I just recently won a major
tournament ahead of my toughest rivals so I think I
had a few years ahead of me if I decided to stay.
- Garry Kasparov

In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford
to be indulgent toward their rivals.
The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the
merit that vainly aspired to it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere.
They are different and yet they are the same.
The success has this over his rivals:
He knows where he is going.
- Mark Caine

I lost races because I wanted too much to win them in beating my rivals.
- Hermann Maier

Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England's peace by making England,
in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals
and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her.
- Bernhard von Bulow

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

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition.
In some parts of this country, the infant mortality
rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a public education system that ranks below
that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings

Don't divide the world into "them" and "us."
Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press,
the Congress, rivals, or opponents.
Accept them as facts.
They have their jobs and you have yours.
- Donald Rumsfeld

And this fear that US models are replacing everything
else now spills over from the sphere of culture into
our two remaining categories:
for this process is clearly,
at one level, the result of economic domination -
of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals.
- Fredric Jameson

The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual
as in the physical world.
A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to
exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.
- Thomas Huxley

Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season
to this one aim of beating us.
Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so
motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face
two matches like that so close together.
Suddenly three trophies are down to one.
- Dennis Bergkamp

Some of the fans here were not too sure about their
club signing a player from their biggest rivals.
Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League
title for the first time in four years.
Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business.
- Luis Figo

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by
revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
- John Boyd Orr

The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character
nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect
himself against the white man or become his rival.
- Ida B. Wells

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations,
the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself,
it might rival it in distribution.
- Wallace Stevens

I don't look at it like that's my rival and I have to beat her.
It's more like, I have to ski this as fast as I can
and the fastest of everyone out here and that's what I expect.
- Picabo Street

The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed,
but just marks the last place where rival gangs of
shamans fought each other to a standstill.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet,
but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
- Harold Bloom

The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature,
the one retreats as the other advances.
- Joseph McCabe

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone,
with rival armed bands burning villages,
kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival,
who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot
of disinformation about nuclear power.
- James Lovelock

We have a big opportunity in China.
We think the number of stores here can rival the number in North America.
- Howard Schultz

I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
- Jean Racine

Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution,
but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
- William Ralph Inge

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love,
that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
- Djuna Barnes

Other women looked on me as a rival.
And it pained me a great deal.
- Grace Kelly

No rival will steal away my sure love;
that glory will be my gray hair.
- Sextus Propertius

Bear patiently with a rival.
- Ovid

In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up,
some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
- Henry A. Wallace

I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have
an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few
things that really rival them.
- Alice Hoffman

I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died,
but I don't.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival.
It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed.
- Christopher Hampton

First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations,
pointing at the possibility of a future war.
- Alva Myrdal

As time went on, we formed a number of different bands.
We played in rival, neighborhood bands.
We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck
Berry music and we learned Ventures songs.
- Wayne Kramer

It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with
a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power,
that one must not introduce a rival programme before
everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached.
- Imre Lakatos

The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives -
and we now know that the number of people who will
die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century
will rival the number that died in all the wars in
all the decades of the 20th century.
- Al Gore

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round
at so many revolutions per minute,
what are called business habits were intended to make
the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine,
and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
- George William Russell

The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings,
and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him,
weighed a hundred and eighty.
The latter was an inch shorter than his rival,
and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

It works in the comic book, but as the audiences have
gotten older and more sophisticated,
I think the stories need to grow up with them.
This is a story about a couple of rival gangs and what
goes wrong in a couple of days.
- Todd McFarlane

One's only rival is one's own potentialities.
One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities.
In this sense, every man can be a king,
and must therefore be treated like a king.
- Abraham Maslow

This is an exciting time.
I believe we stand at the edge of a new age -
a Golden Age -
of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of
world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing.
- Joe Lieberman

China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively
building its own economic infrastructure.
Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S.
and the European Union in global market power.
It already has surpassed us in population.
- Jo Ann Emerson

Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship:
or nobly,
which is done in pride.
- John Ruskin

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three are hardly possible.
Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life,
a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions -
of success,
failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance,
in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
- James M. Baldwin

As far as I'm concerned I've never had a problem with anybody,
no rivalry.
- Soundarya

Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot.
Make a legacy, then retire champions.
- Serena Williams

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
- John George Nicolay

It's a shame anyone had to lose that.
What a great rivalry.
- Mike Tice

For me being the youngest, there was never ever anything
that was an issue to cause rivalry between me and my sisters.
- Nicole Appleton

The rivalry is with ourself.
I try to be better than is possible.
I fight against myself, not against the other.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are
planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
- Harry S. Truman

There is no overt rivalry among our children.
- Martin Milner

We're all just playing our own game.
I don't see it as a rivalry.
We're just trying to play our best.
- Michelle Wie

There is a healthy fraternal rivalry,
but nothing serious and we both have been looking for
a project to do together.
I guess he may direct me in a project some day.
- Mackenzie Astin

I had this odd sibling rivalry with America.
- Patti Davis


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