16 Forrest Mars Quotes on Candies and Business

Forrest E. Mars, Sr., the inventor of M&Ms, built a candy empire via M&M/Mars, Inc.

Born on March 21, 1904, Mars learned the candy business from his father, Frank C. Mars, founder of Mars, Inc.

After taking a buyout from his father’s company, Forrest moved to England to expand his business knowledge.

He then returned to the U.S., establishing Food Products Manufacturing and introducing the Uncle Ben’s rice line.

Forrest Mars

In 1940, Mars entered the candy business independently.

He partnered with Bruce Murrie of Hershey Corporation, creating M&Ms, a candy-coated chocolate drop that became popular among WWII soldiers due to its resilience to high temperatures.

Mars later took sole ownership of M&Ms and expanded the range.

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After merging his company with Mars, Inc., he retired in 1993, starting Ethel M. Chocolates. Mars passed away in 1999, leaving a $4 billion net worth.

I have outlined below the top quotes by Forrest Mars.

Best Forrest Mars Quotes

Best Forrest Mars Quotes

Profit is our single objective. ~ Forrest Mars.

There is nothing like being broke. ~ Forrest Mars.

Do only what we can do best. ~ Forrest Mars.

To get the best you had the pay the best. ~ Forrest Mars.

I’m not a candy maker, I’m empire-minded. ~ Forrest Mars.

The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal. ~ Forrest Mars.

Quality means guaranteeing consumers that our brands will live up to their expectations – time after time, without deviation. ~ Forrest Mars.

Top Forrest Mars Quotes

If you make a really good product that people want and are willing to pay for, money will come. ~ Forrest Mars Jr..

I’m a religious man. I pray for Milky Way. I pray for Snickers… These products, were to consume the executive’s every moment. ~ Forrest Mars Jr.

We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best. ~ Forrest Mars.

A mars a day helps you work, rest and play. ~ Forrest Mars.


Single businesses, that’s what you need, if you wish to go for the world. ~ Forrest Mars.

I can’t afford to wait. I’ve got to go to Yale to learn all about this money business. ~ Forrest Mars.

I think it’s better to say the truth: I like the tension. ~ Forrest Mars.

The business should stay in the family. ~ Forrest Mars.

You gotta know how to make a product. ~ Forrest Mars.

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