Coubertin Quote for Mar, 13
No one has the right to tear something down unless he also provides the outlines for a way to build something in its place.Share
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was interested in the development of the whole human being, physically, mentally and morally. In his study of sports, he sought to understand their impact on the psychology and socialization of the individual along with the development of the muscles, which meant he wanted all the disciplines of science engaged in the practice of sport. He was often criticized and his attempts to reform the educational system of the time were resisted. But he believed sport, fully understood, offered something better, and that was the point he made in an article on the ‘Philosophy of Physical Culture’ for the Olympic Review in 1909.
“My critique of the various systems that I take to task specifically for their ignorance of and disdain for psychology would be meaningless unless I followed it up with some positive suggestions. People have long used the expression, ‘Everyone's a critic.’ No one has the right to tear something down unless he also provides the outlines for a way to build something in its place.”