French Leader Quotes

139 French Leader quotes:

"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."
"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."
"A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport."
"Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort."
"If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence."
"The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity."
"Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport."
"In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty."
Author: Coubertin Quotes Category: French Leader Quotes Loyalty Quotes
"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant."
"The king must die so that the country can live."
"Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country."
"Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil."
"Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all."

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