Pierre de Coubertin's Quotes

 
    - A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
 
   - For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.
 
   - Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
 
   - If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence.
 
   - In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
 
   - 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.
 
   - Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
 
   - Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
 
   - Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
 
   - Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
 
   - 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.
 
   - The Olympic Games were created for the exaltation of the individual athlete.
 
   - The strength of Olympism comes to it from that which is simply human, hence worldwide is its essence.