Pierre de Coubertin (1863 – 1937)

Pierre de Coubertin in 1906

Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937) was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games. Born into a French aristocratic family, he became an academic and studied a broad range of topics, most notably education and history. He was President of the International Olympic Committee from 1896 to 1925. (from Wikipedia)

“L’important dans la vie ce n’est point le triomphe, mais le combat, l’essentiel ce n’est pas d’avoir vaincu mais de s’être bien battu.”

“The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”


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