28 Transcending Ray Kroc Quotes

Ray Kroc is known as an American businessman and philanthropist that took McDonald’s in 1954 and built it into one of the top fast food chains in the world. Here is a listing to some of the most transcending Ray Kroc quotes that attributed to his success.

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

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

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

“As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.”

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


“If any of my competitors were drowning, I’d stick a hose in their mouth. ”

“If anyone stood to gain by our success and suffer if we failed, it was our suppliers. ”

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

“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.”

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

“In business for yourself, not by yourself. ”

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

“It’s a matter of having principles. It’s easy to have principles when you’re rich. The important thing is to have principles when you’re poor.”

“Its easy to have principles when you’re rich. The important thing is to have principles when you’re poor.”

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

“None of Us is as Good as All of Us.”

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

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

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

“The thing that has made this country great is our free enterprise system. If we have to resort to this – bringing in the government – to beat our competition, then we deserve to go broke. ”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.”

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

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

Evan Carmichael takes a unique look at the history of McDonald’s success and a brief documentary of Ray Kroc, whom took McDonald’s and make it into one of the most successful fast food operations in the world. Amassing more than $500 million during his lifetime, Kroc stood by certain principles and followed a set list of actions that contributed to his long term success.

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