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Major Taylor Quotes & Quotations
Major Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
  • 2
    Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world's greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show. Major-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
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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-TaylorMajor Taylor
  • 7
    I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship. Major-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
  • 10
    Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion. Major-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    Now a few words of advice to boys, and especially to those of my own race, my heart goes out to them as they face life's struggles. Major-TaylorMajor Taylor
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    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
  • 13
    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-TaylorMajor Taylor
  • 14
    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. Major-TaylorMajor Taylor
  • 15
    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-TaylorMajor Taylor