Coubertin Quote for May, 25
In this modern world, so full of powerful possibilities, and yet threatened by so many risks of degeneration, Olympism may be a school of moral nobility and purity … The future depends on you.

In the view of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the call of Olympism was a call to a higher life, a life motivated by a noble purpose: a commitment to personal excellence, to strengthening the community and contributing to a better world.  In April of 1927, while visiting the sacred ruins of Ancient Olympia, the Baron was inspired to deliver a message “To the Young Athletes of All Nations.” Echoing the Olympic call he himself had heard as a young man, he called upon every aspiring Olympian to match their drive for athletic success with an ever heightened devotion to honor.

“In this modern world, so full of powerful possibilities, and yet threatened by so many risks of degeneration, Olympism may be a school of moral nobility and purity as well as of physical endurance and energy; but only on condition that you continually raise your conceptions of honor and sporting disinterestedness to the height of your muscular strength. The future depends on you.”