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The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.
 

The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.
 

The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
 

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.
 

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.
 

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.
 

The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.
 

The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea.
 

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
 


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