Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.
To conquer the enemy without recourse to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.
Sun Tzu, Chinese military strategist, general (c.544-c.496BC)
The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.
William Cornelius Van Horne, Canadian railway magnate (1843-1915)
Competition brings out the best in products, and the worst in people.
David Sarnoff, US businessman (1891-1971)
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
Elbert Hubbard, US publisher, editor (1856-1915)