"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Pierre de Coubertin on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Pierre de Coubertin on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Pierre de Coubertin on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Pierre de Coubertin on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Pierre de Coubertin on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."