Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.
Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.
Swifter, higher, stronger.
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.
The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.
The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.