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Quotes of the day: Milton S. Hershey

Published Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 4:03 AM EDT
Sep 13 2013

Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 - October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A man accomplishes little when he thinks and acts alone.

An interest in something new triumphs over the calendar.

Business is a matter of human service.

Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing.

Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising.

I failed three times because I had not taken the time to get all the facts. After that I learned my lesson well.

I think if you study- if you learn too much of what others have done, you may tend to take the same direction as everybody else.

I'll stake everything on chocolate.

In this blooming civilization, with its economic setup, relatively few men can afford tailor-made suits or shoes built according to their own lasts. But, there is not a man who can't tailor the garments of his own soul; to get an excellent fit in principles; wearing his philosophy in comfort and pride.

It isn't what you leave your children but how you leave them.

My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know, but because of their insatiable need to know more.

My success is the result of not being satisfied with mediocrity, and in making the most of my opportunities

One is only happy in proportion as he makes others feel happy and only useful as he contributes his influences for the finer callings in life.

Take a man of fair intelligence, give him a fair chance, and he will soon learn to do anything that any other intelligent man is doing.

We should deal with one another not as classes but as persons, as brothers. The more closely we work together, the more effectively can we contribute to the better health of all mankind; this should be our common objective and its achievement would make the world a happier place in which to live.

Whatever money you boys earn during your lifetime, use it wisely. Spend it for the good of others, and you will be richly rewarded.

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