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The most important thing in the Olympic Games is ...
by Pierre de Coubertin

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.
- Pierre de Coubertin

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.
- Pierre de Coubertin

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority
of its people feel a personal need for sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

 

Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation
of the individual athlete.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations
must be admitted to them.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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.
- Pierre de Coubertin

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and
its absence can never be compensated for.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Swifter, higher, stronger.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline
and sport is not spared by this law.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of
intensive physical effort.
- Pierre de Coubertin

In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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.
- Pierre de Coubertin

For me sport was a religion...
with religious sentiment.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
- Pierre de Coubertin

If he is knocked out of the competition,
he encourages his brothers with his words and presence.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
- Pierre de Coubertin

In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing:
sporting loyalty.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Olympism...
exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body,
mind and will.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of
the springtime of humanity.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The important thing in life is not victory but combat;
it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
- Pierre de Coubertin

For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.
- Pierre de 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.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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