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Pierre Coubertin

"The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete." Pierre Coubertin
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"In no way can sport be considered a luxury object." Pierre Coubertin
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"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement." Pierre Coubertin
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"All sports for all people." Pierre Coubertin
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"The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete." Pierre Coubertin
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"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 Coubertin
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"Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law." Pierre Coubertin
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"Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for." Pierre Coubertin
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"Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will." Pierre Coubertin
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"The important thing is that all stages from adolescent to mature man, work is done to spread the sporting spirit." Pierre Coubertin
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"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality." Pierre Coubertin
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"The Olympic Games are not just ordinary world championships but a quadrennial festival of universal youth. . . celebrated by each succeeding generation as it arrives on the threshold of adulthood." Pierre Coubertin
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"The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well." Pierre Coubertin
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"Sport must be accessible to working class youth." Pierre Coubertin
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"For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment." Pierre Coubertin
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"The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion." Pierre Coubertin
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"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 Coubertin
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"Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes." Pierre Coubertin
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"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 Coubertin
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"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 Coubertin
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"Olympism is a doctrine of the fraternity between the body and the soul." Pierre Coubertin
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