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

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

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering.

- Major Taylor

Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion, Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.

- Major Taylor

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

In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail

- Major Taylor

Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.

- Major Taylor

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.

- Major Taylor