Pierre Coubertin Quotes


32 Pierre Coubertin quotes:



"Sport must be accessible to working class youth."
"If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence."
"In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty."
Author: Coubertin Quotes Category: French Leader Quotes Loyalty Quotes
"The six colours, including the white background, represent the colours of all the world's flags... this is a true international emblem."
"Swifter, higher, stronger."
"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."
"Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life."
"A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport."
"All sports for all people."
"Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law."
"The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them."
"Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort."
"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."
Author: Coubertin Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age."
"The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete."
"Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will."
"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality."
"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."
"In no way can sport be considered a luxury object."
Author: Coubertin Quotes Category: French Leader Quotes Luxury Quotes
"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement."



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