Coubertin Quote for Apr, 02
The lifeblood of youth, changeless, always energetic, always ready to rise, ardent, joyous … is still striving ... to establish balance in humanity.
Sometimes the writings of Baron Pierre de Coubertin ring with an immediacy that belie their age. Although these lines were written nearly one hundred years ago—about the renewal of the Olympic spirit in the generation of athletes rising from the dust of World War I—it is easy to see their relevance in the rising spirit of young people on the streets of our world today. The issues may be different, but the drive of the young to renew and rebalance our world is eternal. The Baron recognized this point in an article he wrote for La Revue Sportive Illustrée in 1920. It was titled "The Victory of Olympism." Here's the full passage.
 
"The lifeblood of youth, changeless, always energetic, always ready to rise, ardent, joyous-it was the same for the athletes at Olympia. Now, three thousand years later, that lifeblood is still striving among the youth gathered in Antwerp to establish balance in humanity."