Today on Quotes of the Day:
Harland David Sanders was born at Henryville, Indiana on this day in 1890. His father’s death six years later led to Harland doing all the cooking for the family. He left school early and led a varied career including street-car conductor, a soldier in China at sixteen, a railroad fireman, justice of the peace (after a correspondence course in law), he operated an Ohio River ferry line, sold insurance, and operated a service station. At the service station, he fed hungry travelers in his quarters above the station. When the food proved more popular than auto service, he moved to the hotel across the street where he could seat 140. In 1935 he was made a Kentucky Colonel for his contribution to the state’s cuisine. The company he founded serves about six billion pieces of chicken every year, so I’ll serve up six Chicken quotes.
You don’t set a fox to watching the chickens just because he has a lot of experience in the hen house.
– Harry S Truman, 1884 – 1972
A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.
– Samuel Butler, 1612 – 1680
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 – 1959
If God grants me longer life, I will see to it that no peasant in my kingdom will lack the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday.
– Henri IV, 1553 – 1610 (King of France 1589 – 1610)
Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
– Helen Rowland, 1876 – 1950
I know [canned music] makes chickens lay more eggs and factory workers produce more. But how much more can they get out of you on an elevator?
– Victor Borge, 1909 – 2000