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Pierre de Coubertin Quotes and Sayings

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All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Related topics: Sports

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

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

Swifter, higher, stronger.
- Pierre de Coubertin

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olympism...
exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body,
mind and will.
- 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 victory but combat;
it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

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

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

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

Just play.
Have fun.
Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
- Phil Jackson

I'm tired of hearing about money, money,
money, money, money.
I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi,
wear Reebok.
- Shaquille O'Neal

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
- Ernie Banks

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there
are for players to break.
- John Madden

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
- Ben Hogan

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
- Sasha Cohen

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle


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