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I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
I think that if writers are tempted to do other things, they ought to go do other things. They should not write if they don't feel like it. I say this as a competitor. I am not interested in encouraging people who are in competition with me.
Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.
I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends.
The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.
Some people don't like competition because it makes them work harder, better.
I think there was a lot competition in the rock scene.
An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.
They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers.
Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
Henry A. Wallace
There is a charm in making a stew, to the unaccustomed cook, from the excitement of wondering what the result will be, and whether any flavour save that of onions will survive the competition in the mixture.
For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning.
You can't put yourself into competition with a magazine like 'Vogue.' You have to create something new, something different.
Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it's fun to be able to deliver it.
The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.
All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism.
Intellectual-property rules are clearly necessary to spur innovation: if every invention could be stolen, or every new drug immediately copied, few people would invest in innovation. But too much protection can strangle competition and can limit what economists call 'incremental innovation' - innovations that build, in some way, on others.
Automotive franchise laws were put in place decades ago to prevent a manufacturer from unfairly opening stores in direct competition with an existing franchise dealer that had already invested time, money and effort to open and promote their business.
I don't have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You'd be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees - I think a lot of it's imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?
Competition is very good... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better.
Most high-income people in our country do not realize that their incomes are being subsidized by their protection from competition from highly skilled people who are prevented from immigrating to the United States. But we need such skills in order to staff our productive economy, so that the standard of living for Americans as a whole can grow.
My greatest competition is, well, me.
In America, we believe that competition strengthens us.
I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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