S. Truett Cathy - Quotes

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I had to create some good work habits and attitude. ---->>>

Nearly every moment of every day, we have the opportunity to give something to someone else - our time, our love, our resources. ---->>>

Chick-fil-A is what it is today because of its people, purpose and product. ---->>>

I cook chicken for a living. ---->>>

I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression. ---->>>

I have always encouraged my restaurant operators and team members to give back to the local community. ---->>>

I have people say, 'I'll come to work for you for free,' and I tell my employees they have to compete with that. ---->>>

I struggled to get through high school. I didn't get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough. ---->>>

I'd be resentful if shareholders who don't know the business tried to tell me what to do. ---->>>

I'd like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order. ---->>>

I've experienced poverty and plenty, and there's a lesson to be learned when you're brought up in poverty. ---->>>

If a man can't manage his own life, he can't manage a business. ---->>>

If it took seven days to make a living with a restaurant, then we needed to be in some other line of work. ---->>>

If you have debt, you have to worry about it. I would challenge each of you to try to be debt-free. ---->>>

In the Great Depression, you bought something if you had the cash to buy it. ---->>>

It's a silent witness to the Lord when people go into shopping malls, and everyone is bustling, and you see that Chick-fil-A is closed. ---->>>

Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business. ---->>>

Putting people before profits is how we've tried to operate from the beginning. ---->>>

The people are more important than the food. We want a person to be as successful as he can be, and it works the other way around, too. ---->>>

We don't expect every operator to be Christian, but we tell them we do expect them to operate on Christian principles. ---->>>

We should be about more than just selling chicken: we should be a part of our customers' lives and the communities in which we serve. ---->>>

We tell applicants, 'If you don't intend to be here for life, you needn't apply.' ---->>>

Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum that it could be done. ---->>>

Why would I retire from something I enjoy doing? I can hardly wait to get here. ---->>>

You don't have to be a Christian to work at Chick-fil-A, but we ask you to base your business on biblical principles because they work. ---->>>

I lost two brothers in an airplane crash, both of them leaving a wife and kids. When I get to Heaven, that's probably the first question I'd like to ask: 'Why was it necessary?' ---->>>

I motivate what I see in young people because we employ about forty thousand young people in our various Chick-fil-A units. Some of them come to work because they need to work; others just work because they just like to work. There's nothing wrong with that. ---->>>

I see no conflict whatsoever between Christianity and good business practices. People say you can't mix business with religion. I say there's no other way. ---->>>

I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities. One of the most visible examples of this is our decision to close on Sunday. ---->>>

I'm planning to be here forever, but I know at some point I'll probably have to give it up. If you live to 100, there's a very good chance you'll live forever. Because very few people die after 100. ---->>>

We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed, and the important things will not change if we keep our priorities in proper order. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-14, 1921
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, U.S.
Die: 09-08, 2014
Occupation: Businessman

Samuel Truett Cathy (March 14, 1921 – September 8, 2014) was an American entrepreneur who founded the fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. (wikipedia)