"No matter how good you are there is always someone better"?
"The race is not always to the swift, or the battle to the strong. But that's the way to bet"
"Money can't buy you happiness"
"Everyone has their appointed place"
"It's not what you know it's who you know"
"If you're a pessimist you are never disappointed"
I would go on, but I feel the urge for a tub of triple chocolate ice cream and an action movie.