Pierre Coubertin Quotes

32 Pierre Coubertin quotes:

"The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age."
"Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for."
"A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport."
"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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"In no way can sport be considered a luxury object."
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"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement."
"All sports for all people."
"The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete."
"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."
"Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law."
"Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will."
"The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete."
"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality."
"The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well."
"Sport must be accessible to working class youth."
"The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion."
"Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes."
"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."
"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."
"The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them."

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