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Pierre de Coubertin

Data de nascimento: 1. Janeiro 1863
Data de falecimento: 2. Setembro 1937
Outros nomes:Barone Pierre de Coubertin

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Pierre de Frédy , mais conhecido pelo seu título nobiliárquico de Barão de Coubertin, foi um pedagogo e historiador francês, tendo ficado para a história como o fundador dos Jogos Olímpicos da era moderna.

Citações Pierre de Coubertin

„The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.“

— Pierre de Coubertin
Context: The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. To spread these principles is to build up a strong and more valiant and, above all, more scrupulous and more generous humanity. As quoted in The Olympian (1984) by Peter L. Dixon, p. 210

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„I therefore think that I was right in trying from the outset of the Olympic revival to rekindle a religious awareness.“

— Pierre de Coubertin
Stated in the year before he died, as quoted in "The Olympics, Sports and Religion — Is There a Conflict?", in Awake! magazine (8 September 2000)

„A better world could be brought about only by better individuals.“

— Pierre de Coubertin
As quoted in "Attaining the Ideals", in Awake! magazine (8 September 2000)

„Winning medals wasn’t the point of the Olympics. It’s the participating that counts.“

— Pierre de Coubertin
As quoted in "The Olympics — Where Are They Headed?", in Awake! magazine (8 February 1977)