Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

— Ray Kroc

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If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.

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The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.

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The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed.

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Ray Kroc quote Press on. Nothing in the world can take

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

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It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.

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That's the name of the game ... pleasing the customer. If we ever lose sight of that fact, we've lost the ball game.

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If any of my competitors were drowning, I'd stick a hose in their mouth and turn on the water. It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way - of survival of the fittest.

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Ray Kroc quote Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more yo

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

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When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.

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You're only as good as the people you hire.

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The key to success is being in the right place at the right time, recognizing that you are there, and taking action!

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If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.

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The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.

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No self-respecting pitcher throws the same way to every batter and no self-respecting salesman makes the same pitch to every client.

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About Ray Kroc

Quotes 71 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

McDonald's is a people business, and that smile on that counter girl's face when she takes your order is a vital part of our image.

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Look after the customer and the business will take care of itself

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I guess to be an entrepreneur you have to have a large ego, enormous pride and an ability to inspire others to follow your lead.

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Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?

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If you do it first class and you don't compromise values, and you don't compromise quality, and you don't compromise service, and you don't compromise cleanliness, then everybody else who is the competitor has got to play catch-up.

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We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.

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If you believe in it, and you believe in it hard, it is impossible to fail.

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Speaking of competition in the fast-food industry.

This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me.

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Adversity can strengthen you if you have the will to grind it out.

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I was an overnight success all right, but 30 years is a long, long night.

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All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.

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While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.

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Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company.

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We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.

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It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.

Yet is it any more unusual to find grace in the texture and softly carved silhouette of a bun than to reflect lovingly on the hackles of a fishing fly? Or the arrangements and textures on a butterfly's wing? Not if you are a McDonalds's man.

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The McDonald brothers were simply not on my wavelength at all.

I was obsessed with the idea of making McDonald's the biggest and the best. They were content with what they had; they didn't want to be bothered with more risks and more demands.

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The organization cannot trust the individual; the individual must trust the organization.

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In business for yourself, not by yourself.

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I like to get people fired up, fill them with zeal for McDonald's, and watch the results in their work.

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I was 52 years old. I had diabetes and incipient arthritis. I had lost my gall bladder and most of my thyroid gland in earlier campaigns, but I was convinced the best was ahead of me.

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Visions of McDonald's restaurants dotting crossroads all over the country paraded through my brain. I don't believe in saturation. We're thinking and talking worldwide.

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I never considered my dreams wasted energy;

they were invariably linked to some form of action. When I dreamed about having a lemonade stand, for example, it wasn't long before I set up a lemonade stand.

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Its easy to have principles when you're rich.

The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.

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Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.

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Our aim was to insure repeat business based on the system's reputation rather than on the quality of a single store or operator.

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If I had a brick for every time I’ve repeated the phrase Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value, I think I’d probably be able to bridge the Atlantic Ocean with them.

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When times are bad is when you want to build! Why wait for things to pick up so everything will cost more?

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Luck is a dividend of sweat.

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There are things money can't buy and hard work can't win. One of them is happiness.

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If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean.

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As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.

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The first dollar is the most you will get if you don't love what you are doing.

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I didn't know what we would be selling in the year 2000 but whatever it was we would be selling the most of it.

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I put the hamburger on the assembly line.

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You must perfect every fundamental of your business if you expect it to perform well.

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I was never much of a reader when I was a boy.

Books bored me. I liked action. But I spent a lot of time thinking about things. I'd imagine all kinds of situations and how I would handle them.

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If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.

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