20 Life Lessons in Colonel Sanders Quotes – KFC Founder

Colonel Sanders Quotes

Colonel Sanders was the founder of fast food chicken restaurant chain known as Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Colonel Sanders entrepreneurial journey is an exception, till the age of 65 he was nowhere close to any huge success in life.

He tried several jobs in his lifetime such as steam engine stoker, insurance salesman and filling station operator but did not hold onto them. Later in his career he started selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in North Corbin, Kentucky, which he thought would be great to open franchise by pitching his secret recipe to potential franchisers. After turned down by hundreds of times,  the first KFC franchise opened in Utah in 1952 and it grew rapidly across the world and Harland Sanders sold it in $2 Million Dollars in 1964.

There are so much to learn from him such as key to success is never give up on what you believe and work hard, no matter how old are you because age is just a number. If you are interested in Colonel Sanders life you should check out this book : Colonel Sanders and the American Dream (Discovering America)

Let’s take a look at some of the best Colonel Sanders quotes which helps you to inspire in your life.

Also Read : 29 Powerful Mahatma Gandhi Quotes To Live By

List of 17 Life Lessons in Colonel Sanders Quotes – KFC Founder

1. “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”

~Colonel Sanders

2. “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

3. “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”

~Colonel Sanders

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

~Colonel Sanders

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

~Colonel Sanders

6. “Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a byproduct of providing a useful service”

~Colonel Sanders

7. “I pray to the Almighty to encourage you to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ. Whatever difficulties you may have to face, turn to him, recognize him and render him all your glory, and he will help you overcome”

~Colonel Sanders

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

~Colonel Sanders

9. “I couldn’t afford to quit”

~Colonel Sanders

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

~Colonel Sanders

11. “Service is the best thing in the world you can give to your customers”

~Colonel Sanders

12. “I think the moral for my life is don’t quit at 65. Maybe your boat hasn’t come in yet”

~Colonel Sanders

13. “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

14. “At seventy four I sold, for the sum of two million dollars, my fried chicken business, which I’d started at the age of sixty five, when I was getting ready to live out my days on social security”

~Colonel Sanders

15. “If you’re a dreamer and a do’er back up your dreams”

~Colonel Sanders

16. “I still believe in the importance of charity, which means giving to God his just measure of goods he has seen fit to bestow on you in the form of material gain. When I started out in the franchise business, I didn’t know exactly what I was doing by promising God his part if he helped make my enterprise a success, but I now think that that is the reason for my success ever since”

~Colonel Sanders

17. “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”

~Colonel Sanders

18. “When I work, I forget my little aches and pains. When I’m really busy, I forget I ever had an ache”

~Colonel Sanders

19. “Have ambition to work, willingness to work and integrity in what you do”

~Colonel Sanders

20. “To me, my recipes are priceless”

~Colonel Sanders

Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above Colonel Sanders quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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