Colonel Sanders Quotes

Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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

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Scientists are a bunch of romantics.

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

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

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

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