"We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Juan Antonio Samaranch on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Juan Antonio Samaranch on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Juan Antonio Samaranch on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Juan Antonio Samaranch on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Juan Antonio Samaranch on Thomas Jefferson
"Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding."
"Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples."
"Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture."