Top 33 Zero-Sum Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Zero-Sum Quotes from famous people such as Mohammad Javad Zarif, Eric Schmidt, Kirsten Powers, Karen Mills, Adam Grant, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If you look at the developments in the international sc

If you look at the developments in the international scene over the past many years, we haven’t been able to resolve many problems and many crises, because we have approached them from a zero-sum perspective. My gain has always been defined as somebody else’s loss, and through that, we never resolve problems.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
The funny thing about advertising is that it’s not a zero-sum game… Historically, in the digital ad world, pie has gotten larger and it’s possible for everyone to win, and it’s perfectly possible that will continue to be true for quite some time.
Eric Schmidt
It’s true that Americans are less than thrilled with President Obama and congressional Democrats. Their approval ratings are nothing to celebrate. But electoral politics is a zero-sum game. If one side loses, then the other side wins. Success depends on being just slightly less odious than your opponent.
Kirsten Powers
This is not a zero-sum game. We know that if we provide access and education, particularly where there are gaps in the market, we will create more jobs, we will create more growth, and we will create more activity in the U.S. market, which will be good for our economy.
Karen Mills
Takers believe in a zero-sum world, and they end up creating one where bosses, colleagues and clients don’t trust them. Givers build deeper and broader relationships – people are rooting for them instead of gunning for them.
Adam Grant
Elections are zero-sum games. That means that there’s always one winner and a lot of losers. If you just get one more vote than the other person, you win that election.
Christopher Wylie
We don’t believe trade deals are zero-sum games.
Luis Videgaray Caso
The more important argument against grade curves is that they create an atmosphere that’s toxic by pitting students against one another. At best, it creates a hypercompetitive culture, and at worst, it sends students the message that the world is a zero-sum game: Your success means my failure.
Adam Grant
I don’t think that everything is a zero-sum game in which, when the president of the United States says something, that means that he is pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli, or vice versa.
Tzipi Livni
The conflict between religion and science is inherent and (very nearly) zero-sum. The success of science often comes at the expense of religious dogma; the maintenance of religious dogma always comes at the expense of science.
Sam Harris
In a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game, it is – or should be – counterintuitive to pursue one’s interests without considering the interests of others.
Hassan Rouhani
For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman’s intelligence was a man’s deception.
Stacy Schiff
I don’t see the arts as competitive at all. It was a better angel of my nature. Sports is zero-sum: winner, loser, demonstrable.
Richard Linklater
War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum.
Bruce Jackson
It is time that scientists and other public intellectuals observed that the contest between faith and reason is zero-sum.
Sam Harris
True partisans draft legislation that gives themselves everything and their enemies nothing. They love bills that repulse and even disgust the other side. Today’s politics have become an all-or-nothing, black-or-white, zero-sum game – it’s not a contact sport but a blood sport.
Jim Cooper
People with advantages don’t tend to want to give them up. If you see it as a zero-sum game, then it will never change. If only the people who are disadvantaged speak out, then it’s not enough. I don’t want to overshadow their voices, but I want to support.
Stan Van Gundy
Global education is not a zero-sum game. The rise of universities in Asia will be a benefit to the entire world.
Richard Levin
It doesn’t matter to me who’s the most powerful or profitable country in the world. All countries want to be prosperous. What’s happening is a zero-sum game between China and the U.S., where their gain is our loss.
Peter Navarro
Trump sees the world in terms of a zero-sum game. In reality, globalisation, if well managed, is a positive-sum force: America gains if its friends and allies – whether Australia, the E.U., or Mexico – are stronger. But Trump’s approach threatens to turn it into a negative-sum game: America will lose, too.
Joseph Stiglitz
Much of our national debate proceeds as if China and America were locked in a zero-sum game in which one’s loss is precisely the other’s gain.
Eric Liu
The United States must not see China or Russia through a zero-sum prism.
Antony Blinken
The employers who do best are employers who reject these false choices. It’s not a zero-sum world where you either take care of your workers or you take care of your shareholders. You can do good and do well, too.
Tom Perez
Family policy is not a zero-sum game: any gain for dads need not come at the expense of mums.
David Lammy
There are two ways to think about the one percent – the Bernie Sanders way, where we’re all competing for a zero-sum pie where it’s just a question of negotiations. The second way, which is the one I put forward, is no, it’s really innovation in a knowledge-based economy.
Edward Conard
Zero-sum thinking is an obsession of mine, but mostly in economics.
P. J. O’Rourke
Active investment is a zero-sum game. Passive managers don’t play the game. They buy something resembling the market as a whole, or some segment of the market, and they don’t respond to the actions of active managers.
Eugene Fama
A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.
Jon Meacham
We believe that economics does not necessarily have to be a zero-sum game; it can be a win-win proposition for everyone involved so long as they have the tools in which to succeed.
Ron Kind
International politics is no longer a zero-sum game but a multi-dimensional arena where cooperation and competition often occur simultaneously. Gone is the age of blood feuds. World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities.
Hassan Rouhani
My guiding principle is that prosperity can be shared. We can create wealth together. The global economy is not a zero-sum game.
Julia Gillard
Most financiers, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and mana

Most financiers, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants are competing with other financiers, lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants in zero-sum games that take money out of one set of pockets and put it into another.
Robert Reich
The president can’t succeed without Congress, and Congress can’t succeed without the president. The image of one depends on the image of another. It is not a zero-sum game.
John Quelch