Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
In our view the Olympic idea involves a strong physical culture supplemented on the one hand by mobility, what is so aptly called ‘fair play’, and on the other hand by aesthetics, that is the cultivation of what is beautiful and graceful.
Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.
Man lives in a world of meaning.
One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
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.
All sports for all people.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.