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Pierre Coubertin Quotes

Pierre Coubertin
The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
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Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
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Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
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Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life.
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The six colours, including the white background, represent the colours of all the world's flags... this is a true international emblem.
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Swifter, higher, stronger.
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The Olympic Games are not just ordinary world championships but a quadrennial festival of universal youth. . . celebrated by each succeeding generation as it arrives on the threshold of adulthood.
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A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
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The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
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If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence.
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The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea.
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Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
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Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
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In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.
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The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.
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The strength of Olympism comes to it from that which is simply human, hence worldwide is its essence.
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Olympism is not a system - it is a state of mind. This state of mind has emerged from a double cult: that of effort and that of Eurythmy - a taste of excess and a taste of measure combined.
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Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
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May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.
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The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
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For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
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The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
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