"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 only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Pierre de Coubertin on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Pierre de Coubertin on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Pierre de Coubertin on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Pierre de Coubertin on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Pierre de Coubertin on Abraham Lincoln
"All sports must be treated on the basis of equality."
"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."
"For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment."
"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."