"For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Pierre de Coubertin on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Pierre de Coubertin on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Pierre de Coubertin on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Pierre de Coubertin on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Pierre de Coubertin on Albert Camus
"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"All sports for all people."