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Colonel Sanders quotes on hard work, failure, confidence, work, dream, kindness, etc.

20 Colonel Sanders Quotes To Fire Up The Entrepreneur In You

Quick Facts

Famous As: Founder of KFC

Born On: September 9, 1890

Died On: December 16, 1980

Born In: Henryville

Founder / Co Founder: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Died At Age: 90

Colonel Harland David Sanders was the founder of the famous fast food chicken restaurant chain ‘Kentucky Food Chicken,’ popularly known as ‘KFC.’

He worked as an insurance salesman, steam engine stoker and filling station operator, before he started selling fried chicken from his restaurant in Kentucky.

His ‘secret recipe’ soon became popular in the US. He opened his first ‘KFC’ franchise in Salt Lake, Utah, and devoted all his time in franchising his chicken all over the world.

Due to his increasing age, he sold his franchise to a group of investors and handled operations in Canada. He himself became a brand ambassador for ‘KFC.’ We have curated some of his valuable quotes on hard work, failure, confidence, work, dream, and kindness.

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I've read hundreds of cookbooks. For my money, they are the bird.

Colonel Sanders

The food I've liked in my time is American country cookin'.

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I am not too proud of having my name associated with some of my restaurants.

Colonel Sanders

I'm against retiring. The thing that keeps a man alive is having something to do.

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It came to me that the one thing I could do was cook. And I figured I couldn't do any worse than the people running these places around town.

Colonel Sanders

Sitting in a rocker never appealed to me. Golf or fishing isn't as much fun as working.

Colonel Sanders

I've got no idea when I am going to retire. Whenever they pick me up and take me to the funeral home, I guess.

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My life is devoted to business and supporting my family.

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Don't be against things so much as for things.

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To me, my recipes are priceless.

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You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it - because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see?

Colonel Sanders

A lot of learned men think people really are the food they've eaten.

Colonel Sanders

I always hired widows with children, because they had to work and didn't have any foolishness about them.

Colonel Sanders

I've read hundreds of cookbooks. Most of those cookbooks don't even tell you how to get a steak ready, how to bake biscuits or an apple pie.

Colonel Sanders

No hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.

Colonel Sanders

I could see it wasn't going to be easy. I couldn't give a franchise to any old greasy spoon. And I knew the chicken had to be cooked the way I told them to cook it if it was going to be as popular as it could be.

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I don't fear that a man will wear out as quickly as he will rust out.

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I've only had two rules: Do all you can and do it the best you can. It's the only way you ever get that feeling of accomplishing something.

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There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.

Colonel Sanders

In 1968, 'Liberty Magazine' had an article about George Wallace in which he stated he would suggest me as a possible vice-presidential candidate, along with other choices such as 'Happy' Chandler and General Curtis LeMay. However, I am not interested in any political office in the United States or anywhere, now or back in 1968.

Colonel Sanders