Ray Kroc Quotes

October 5, 1902 - January 14, 1984

Ray Kroc
Be inspired by these Ray Kroc quotes. Ray Kroc was the founder of the McDonald's franchise business. He put in place the operational systems at McDonalds after he bought out Richard and Maurice McDonald. He had a vision of seeing McDonalds franchises around the world. He tried many different jobs before he found success - from an ambulance driver in the First World War to a Multimixer milkshake machine salesman - he never gave up! When you look at the success of the McDonalds Resturants today, Ray Kroc is an inspiration to us all.

It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.
Ray Kroc
Inspirational Quotes  |


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.
Ray Kroc
Customer Service   |  


Perfection is very difficult to achieve, and perfection was what I wanted in McDonald's. Everything else was secondary for me.
Ray Kroc
Achievement   |  


Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company.
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Quotes about Taking A Risk   |  


I have always believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems. It is a simple philosophy.
Ray Kroc, Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's
Happiness   |  


When I saw it working that day in 1954, I felt like some latter-day Newton who'd just had an Idaho potato caromed off his skull. That night in my motel room I did a lot of heavy thinking about what Id seen during the day. Visions of McDonald's restaurants dotting crossroads all over the country paraded through my brain.
Ray Kroc
Vision   |  


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


The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
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Leadership   |  


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


You're only as good as the people you hire.
Ray Kroc
Good   |  


We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
Ray Kroc
Funny   |  


All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
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Accomplishment   |  


The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed.
Ray Kroc
Helping Others   |  


Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
Ray Kroc
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


None of Us is as Good as All of Us
Ray Kroc
Teamwork   |  


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.
Ray Kroc
Time   |  


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

Quotes about Ray Kroc:

You may not want to share this information with your teenagers: Ray Kroc - the visionary behind McDonald's and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American history - was a high-school dropout. Will Peters, Leadership Lessons: Ray Kroc
Graduation   |  

Too many people are disheartened by the thought that their business is too small to be taken seriously by the general public. However, Ray Kroc took one such business and turned it into a blazing success. Richard J. Bowerman, Ray Kroc: 10 Leadership Lessons from Ray Kroc's Life
Words of Encouragement   |  

Mr. Kroc is one of the rare individuals who possesses both the charisma of an extraordinary leader who is a great salesman and the passion for detail of an able administrator. Paul D. Paganucci, Intro to Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's
Passion   |  

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