ray kroc Quotes

The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
Adversity can strengthen you if you have the will to grind it out.
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
— Ray Kroc
No one of us is more important than the rest of us.
— Ray Kroc
Look after the customer and the business will take care of itself
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
Happiness is not a tangible thing, it's a byproduct - a byproduct of achievement.
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— Ray Kroc
The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed.
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— Ray Kroc
No self-respecting pitcher throws the same way to every batter and no self-respecting salesman makes the same pitch to every client.
— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
The organization cannot trust the individual; the individual must trust the organization.
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— Ray Kroc
I HAVE ALWAYS believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems.
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— Ray Kroc
If my competitor were drowning I'd stick a hose in his mouth and turn on the water.
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— Ray Kroc
If you have time to lean, you have time to clean....
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— Ray Kroc
Perfection is very difficult to achieve, and perfection was what I wanted in McDonald's. Everything else was secondary for me.
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
I put the hamburger on the assembly line.
— Ray Kroc
To be successful, you must be daring, be first and be different.
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— Ray Kroc
We have an obligation to give something back to the community that gives so much to us.
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— Ray Kroc
I suffer with you. I've never seen such stupid ballplaying in all my life!
— Ray Kroc
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
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— Ray Kroc
I saw opportunity appear in an ugly six-spindle shake machine ... and grabbed it.
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— Ray Kroc
None of Us is as Good as All of Us.
— Ray Kroc
You're only as good as the people you hire.
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
Luck is a dividend of sweat.
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— Ray Kroc
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
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— Ray Kroc
The french fry is my canvas.
— Ray Kroc
In business for yourself, but not by yourself.
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— Ray Kroc
We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.
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— Ray Kroc
You must perfect every fundamental of your business if you expect it to perform well.
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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc
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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— Ray Kroc