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Truett Cathy quotes

“No goal is too high if we climb with care and confidence.”

“Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.”

“I’d like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order. 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.”

“You have to be very careful about what you say. More importantly, you have to be very careful about what you do. You never know how or when you influence people – especially children.”

“It is when we stop doing our best work that our enthusiasm for the job wanes. We must motivate ourselves to do our very best, and by our example lead others to do their best as well.”

“I believe no amount of business school training or work experience can teach what is ultimately a matter of personal character. Businesses are not dishonest or greedy, people are. Thus, a business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership.”

Quotes from others:

“This loyalty effect, the full range of economic and human benefits that accrue to leaders who treat their customers, Operators, and employees in a manner worthy of their loyalty, is at the core of most of the truly successful growth companies in the world today. And there is no clearer case study of the loyalty effect than Chick-fil-A.”

Fred Reichheld
Author, The Loyalty Effect and Loyalty Rules!

“Truett Cathy and Chick-fil-A are wonderful examples of what’s good about America and our free enterprise system.”

Ken Blanchard
Co-Author (with Truett Cathy), The Generosity Factor

“What impresses me most about Truett Cathy is that he has had the courage to follow his beliefs even though he’s pressured by the world to do otherwise. Even though the business world said it didn’t make sense to take Sundays off, Truett insisted on a day of rest.”

Larry Julian
Author, “God Is My CEO”

"Through his passion for people (especially children), and his boundless generosity matched only by his incredible energy, Truett continues to build a brand that extends far beyond his signature Chick-fil-A sandwich. His values-driven business practices serve as an inspiration for all of us."

Ken Bernhardt
Regents Professor, Marketing Department Chair, and Taylor E. Little Jr. Professor of Marketing
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

“Truett Cathy is one of the extraordinary people of my generation. Our shared commitment to children and our crusade for creating positive role models for children has made our friendship significant for me.”

Art Linkletter
Television Star, Author of ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’

“I hope that people will learn from Truett Cathy the virtues that have brought him remarkable success in life. He has dedicated himself to service in the broadest sense, following Christian principles, not only in his personal life, but in his relations with his customers and employees.”

Jimmy Carter
Former President of the United States

“A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

Proverbs 22:1

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