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Pierre de Coubertin Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Pierre de Coubertin.

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Swifter, higher, stronger.
- 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 Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

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

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

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

You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.
- Michael Phelps

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

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

If you drink don't drive.
Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

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

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

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

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

If you watch a game, it's fun.
If you play it, it's recreation.
If you work at it, it's golf.
- Bob Hope

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players.
If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
- Whitey Herzog

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

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

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

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

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

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
- Harry Caray


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