12 October, 2005

Let Me Win

"In ancient Rome, the gladiators went into the arena with these words on their lips: 'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.'

"Today, all of you young athletes are in the arena. Many of you will win, but even more important, I know you will be brave, and bring credit to your parents and to your country. Let us begin the Olympics. Thank you."

The opening of the Special Olympics 20 July 1968, by Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
all writing by me © 2004-14 (unless otherwise noted)
The opinions on this blog are my own, and in no way represent the many groups, foundations and communities with whom my name may be associated.