The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
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.
Swifter, higher, stronger.
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.
In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.
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 important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
All sports for all people.
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.
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.
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