quote by Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic flag [] has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red []. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.

— Pierre de Coubertin

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Five continents quote The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five wor

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words "I did not have time".

Having made the trip from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean myself going up up up against twenty-five hundred miles of the Missouri River, I can testify that it's one of the most arduous trips that anyone can make on this continent and yet I had a power boat to do it in.

I am just coming out of five years of night, and this orgy of violent lights gives me for the first time the impression of a new continent. An enormous, 50-foot high Camel billboard : a GI with his mouth wide open blows enormous puffs of real smoke. So much bad taste hardly seems imaginable.

Five continents quote Two percent of the people think, three percent of the people think they think, a

Two percent of the people think, three percent of the people think they think, and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than Think.

Today, any action anywhere on earth has an immediate repercussion on all five continents. News of a victory of the Eastern armies in Morocco or Shanghai travels instantly, thanks to modern means of communication, to all Eastern peoples and fills them with enthusiasm and faith. This phenomenon is, of course, unprecedented in the history of man.

The spirit of the Japanese nation is, by its nature, a thing that must be propagated over the seven seas and extended over the five continents. Anything that may hinder its progress must be abolished, even by force.

The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent;

his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.

Five continents quote It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you thin

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.

The Kumars... played on five continents, and even when I came up with the idea I was slightly surprised that no one else had.

The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent;

his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.

As the CIA and KGB, like God and Satan, fight Miltonic battles across five continents.

I have students who are now in chairs in five continents.

They invite me to their inaugurals. A tremendous reward.

The traveler from Europe edges into it like a tiny Jonah entering an inconceivably large whale, slipping past the straits of Belle Isle into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where five Canadian provinces surround him, for the most part invisible... to enter Canada is a matter of being silently swallowed by an alien continent.

I daresay I was the worst bed partner in five continents.

There are billions of men in the world, probably millions near my age.

Maybe hundreds who are compatible with me. Maybe at least a dozen who would want to date me. There's got to be at least five on the continent whom I could probably marry. So why am I so hung up on this one guy?

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