29 Wonderful Colonel Sanders Quotes

Colonel Sanders was an American businessman and best known for the founding of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Finding success much later in his life, there was much experience and failure faced in his life. One thing that is held true to Colonel Sanders; he appreciates hard work and lived by that mantra. Here is a look at some of the most notable Colonel Sanders quotes to be known by this defining figure in the fast food industry.

“A lot of learned men think people really are the food they’ve eaten.”

“Don’t be against things so much as for things.”

“Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor.”

“Hard work beats all the tonics and vitamins in the world.”

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

“I just say the moral out of my life is don’t quit at age 65, maybe your boat hasn’t come in yet. Mine hadn’t.”


“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.”

“I think a dream is just a suggestion to start something out, do something.”

“I was sixty-six years old. I still had to make a living. I looked at my social security check of 105 dollars and decided to use that to try to franchise my chicken recipe. Folks had always liked my chicken.”

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

“I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I’ve read hundreds of cookbooks. For my money, they are the bird.”

“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.”

“My life is devoted to business and supporting my family.”

“My life isn’t over and I’m not going to sit in a rocking chair and take money from the government.”

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

“One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.”

“People are just like farm equipment. They rust out quicker than they wear out.”

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

“The easy way is efficacious and speedy, the hard way arduous and long. But, as the clock ticks, the easy way becomes harder and the hard way becomes easier.”

“The food I’ve liked in my time is American country cookin’.”

“The hard way builds solidly a foundation of confidence that cannot be swept away.”

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

“There’s something inside of me that makes me want to help people, especially people who are having difficulty of some kind.”

“To me, my recipes are priceless.”

“Work is the basis of living. I’ll never retire. A man’ll rust out quicker than he’ll wear out.”

“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?”

Here is a look at the history and founding of the KFC empire.

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