I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life.

- Major Taylor

I might go on discussing this subject at great length, but after all is said, done, and written, my own book of experiences will best show what these obstacles are, and how I managed to overcome them to some extent.

- Major Taylor

There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color.

- Major Taylor

Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence will not in themselves make a champion, it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors.

- Major Taylor

I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship.

- Major Taylor

To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world.

- Major Taylor

As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years.

- Major Taylor

I would like to cite an instance which proves the efficacy of clean living on the part of an athlete coupled with the inspiration received from a champion which go a long way to making a champion.

- Major Taylor

The moral turpitude of the boys of today appears to center in their failure to concentrate on any particular objective long enough to obtain their maximum results.

- Major Taylor

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.

- Major Taylor