God is a fiction invented by people so they do not have to face the reality of their condition.
Much of the stress and emptiness that haunt us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. Internally, the mind becomes coarse and dull if it remains unvisited by images and thoughts that hold the radiance of beauty.
Sport is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
I believe that our friends among the dead really mind us and look out for us. Often there might be a big boulder of misery over your path about to fall on you, but your friends among the dead hold it back until you have passed by.
It’s always good to show that poetry isn’t the little depressed lyric people believe it to be, that it’s something bigger.
The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.
The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.
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.