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Colonel Sanders

Colonel Harland David Sanders was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken and later acting as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company. The title "colonel" is an honorific title, the highest awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Kentucky Colonel, and is not a military rank. The Governor of Kentucky bestows the honor of a colonel's commission, by issuance of letters patent.

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I always hired widows with children, because they had to work and didn't have any foolishness about them.
I'm against retiring. The thing that keeps a man alive is having something to do.
Sitting in a rocker never appealed to me. Golf or fishing isn't as much fun as working. β€” Β© Colonel Sanders
Sitting in a rocker never appealed to me. Golf or fishing isn't as much fun as working.
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.
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.
Don't be against things so much as for things.
I've read hundreds of cookbooks. For my money, they are the bird.
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?
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.
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.
I am not too proud of having my name associated with some of my restaurants.
The food I've liked in my time is American country cookin'.
My life is devoted to business and supporting my family. β€” Β© Colonel Sanders
My life is devoted to business and supporting my family.
No hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.
There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
To me, my recipes are priceless.
I don't fear that a man will wear out as quickly as he will rust out.
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.
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.
A lot of learned men think people really are the food they've eaten.
My life isn't over and I'm not going to sit in a rocking chair and take money from the government.
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. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.
The hard way builds solidly a foundation of confidence that cannot be swept away
Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor.
Scientists are a bunch of romantics.
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 think a dream is just a suggestion to start something out, do something. β€” Β© Colonel Sanders
I think a dream is just a suggestion to start something out, do something.
I'm too drunk to taste this chicken
A lot of learned men think people really are the food theyve eaten.
One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.
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. And as the calendar records the years, it becomes increasingly evident that the easy way rests hazardously upon shifting sands, whereas the hard way builds solidly a foundation of confidence that cannot be swept away.
Hard work beats all the tonics and vitamins in the world.
There's something inside of me that makes me want to help people, especially people who are having difficulty of some kind.
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.
People are just like farm equipment. They rust out quicker than they wear out.
Work is the basis of living. I'll never retire. A man'll rust out quicker than he'll wear out.
Don’t be against things so much as for things. β€” Β© Colonel Sanders
Don’t be against things so much as for things.
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.
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