Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life.
Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.
The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.
The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
All sports for all people.
The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.
The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.
A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
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.
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
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.