” 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. “


” 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. “


” The important thing in life is not victory but combat, it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well. “


” The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete. “


” 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. “



All 5 Pierre de Coubertin Quotes about Life in picture


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.
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.


The important thing in life is not victory but combat, it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
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.
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