Coubertin Speaks

Five Quotes
Each day throughout 2018, U.S. CIPC member, George Hirthler, posted a commentary on a quote from the Baron’s writings at Coubertin Speaks, a web site he created. We are featuring a selection of the quotes here with a link to the site with all the 365 daily entries.


»Rejoice in humanity that is constantly being reborn. Have faith in it, pour out your energy on it, mix your hopes with its.«


»Regarding the Olympic Games … The idea of their revival was not a passing fancy: it was the logical culmination of a great movement.«


»Olympism is a great, quiet piece of machinery. Its gears do not screech and its movement never stops.«


»We shall not have peace until the prejudices that now separate the different races are outlived. To attain this end, what better means is there than to bring the youth of all countries periodically together for amicable trials of muscular strength and agility?«


»The primary, fundamental characteristic of ancient Olympism, and of modern Olympism as well, is that it is a religion.«