Ray Kroc quotes

Who the heck is Ray Kroc?

American businessman who branched out the McDonald's company into a chain of franchises and a global real estate empire. In the movie The Founder, Kroc is played by Academy Award nominated actor Michael Keaton.

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“Achievement must be made against the possibility of failure, against the risk of defeat. It is no achievement to walk a tightrope laid flat on the floor. Where there is no risk, there can be no pride in achievement and, consequently, no happiness. The only way we can advance is by going forward, individually and collectively, in the spirit of the pioneer. We must take the risks involved in our free enterprise system. This is the only way in the world to economic freedom. There is no other way.”

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

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“All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.”

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“Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”

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

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“Happiness is not a tangible thing, it's a byproduct - a byproduct of achievement.”

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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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“I have always believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems.”

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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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“I put the hamburger on the assembly line.”

Ray Kroc Grinding it Out

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

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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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“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.”

Ray Kroc Grinding it Out

“If my competitor were drowning I'd stick a hose in his mouth and turn on the water.”

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

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

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

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“In business for yourself, but not by yourself.”

Ray Kroc Grinding it Out

“It is no achievement to walk a tightrope laid flat on the floor.”

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

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“It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.”

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“Look after the customer and the business will take care of itself.”

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

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“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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“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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“None of us is as good as all of us.”

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

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

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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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“The french fry is my canvas.”

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

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

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“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”

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

Ray Kroc Grinding it Out

“There's a lot more future in hamburgers than in baseball.”

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“There’s almost nothing you can’t accomplish if you set your mind to it.”

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“To be successful, you must be daring, be first and be different.”

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“We have an obligation to give something back to the community that gives so much to us.”

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“We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.”

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

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“You'll learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all the maps in the world.”

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

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