Quotes by 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
All sports for all people.
– Pierre de Coubertin
All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life.
– Pierre de Coubertin
For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.
– Pierre de Coubertin
For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
– Pierre de Coubertin
If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence.
– Pierre de Coubertin
In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
– Pierre de Coubertin
In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.
– 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 is a doctrine of the fraternity between the body and the soul.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Olympism is not a system - it is a state of mind. This state of mind has emerged from a double cult: that of effort and that of Eurythmy - a taste of excess and a taste of measure combined.
– 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
Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Racial distinctions should not play a role in 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
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
– Pierre de Coubertin