Let this list of 15 quotations by the American businessman Ray Kroc lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational growing, green, important sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
What are the best Ray Kroc quotes?
We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Ray Kroc truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
In business for yourself, not by yourself.
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed.
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.
In my experience, good executives don't make mistakes.
I suffer with you. I've never seen such stupid ballplaying in all my life!
I believe in God, family, and McDonald's. And in the office, that order is reversed.
Customers tend to avoid a restaurant that's going aswamp in its own sludge.
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.
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.
There’s almost nothing you can’t accomplish if you set your mind to it.
If my competitor were drowning I'd stick a hose in his mouth and turn on the water.
The organization cannot trust the individual; the individual must trust the organization.
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.
You must perfect every fundamental of your business if you expect it to perform well.
I put the hamburger on the assembly line.
As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
The key to success is being in the right place at the right time, recognizing that you are there, and taking action!
Happiness is not a tangible thing, it's a byproduct - a byproduct of achievement.
The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.
When times are bad is when you want to build! Why wait for things to pick up so everything will cost more?
There are things money can't buy and hard work can't win. One of them is happiness.
If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean.
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.
The first dollar is the most you will get if you don't love what you are doing.
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.
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.
Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company.
When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.
I was an overnight success all right, but 30 years is a long, long night.
I wasn't prepared for this big room with clattering typewriters and teletype printers. You could hardly hear yourself think.
Perfection is very difficult to achieve, and perfection was what I wanted in McDonald's. Everything else was secondary for me.
Our aim was to insure repeat business based on the system's reputation rather than on the quality of a single store or operator.
It is no achievement to walk a tightrope laid flat on the floor.
No self-respecting pitcher throws the same way to every batter and no self-respecting salesman makes the same pitch to every client.
I HAVE ALWAYS believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems.