Major Taylor Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous Major Taylor quotes and sayings (athlete). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing.”
Major Taylor Quotes
“I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship.”
Major Taylor Quotes
“In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail.”
“In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.”
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“I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.”
Major Taylor Quotes
“Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.”
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“An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons.”
“These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.”
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“Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion, Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.”
Major Taylor Quotes
“There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color.”

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