25  Ray Kroc Quotes On Business, Leadership, Success And Hard Work

Ray Kroc Quotes

Ray Kroc was the co-founder of one of the largest fast food chain McDonald’s in the world.  He  was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century and amassed a large amount of fortune during his lifetime.

Although story of Ray Kroc is truly inspirational, earlier he used to work as paper and multi mixer salesman. In 1954 he visited a  fast food restaurant in San Bernardino, California ran by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald’s. Restaurant had purchased lots of multi-mixer, Ray was amazed by the effectiveness of operation and pitched his vision to create restaurants all over the U.S.

In 1955, he founded McDonald’s System, Inc., a predecessor of the McDonald’s Corporation, and six years later bought the exclusive rights to the McDonald’s name. By 1958, McDonald’s had sold its 100 millionth hamburger.

Ray was highly obsessed with quality of products, he wanted to serve burgers, buns, fries and beverages that tasted just the same anywhere in the world. If you want to dig deep in the story of Mcdonald’s there is famous book written by by Ray Kroc on making of McDonald’s : Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s.

Due to his persistence and determination, you can have McDonald’s Fast Food anywhere in the world. I have collected some of his best thoughts , hope this thought will give positive direction in your life.

Here are 25  Ray Kroc Quotes On Business, Leadership, Success And Hard Work

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

3. “I became a real entrepreneur, crazy enough to take the risk of losing everything”

~Ray Kroc

4. “The more you give of yourself, the more you receive”

~Ray Kroc

5. “I believe that if you hire a man to do a job, you ought to get out of the way and let him do it. If you doubt his ability, you shouldn’t have hired him in the first place”

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

9. “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

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

12. “Hard work without talent is a shame but talent without hard work is tragedy”

~Ray Kroc

13. “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

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

17. “Happiness is not a tangible thing, it’s a byproduct – a byproduct of achievement”

~Ray Kroc

18. “Transfer your fears into faith and you will inherit the freedom of future”

~Ray Kroc

19. “Where is no risk , there is no achievement and where there is no achievement there is no real happiness”

~Ray Kroc

20. “Perfection is very difficult to achieve, and perfection was what I wanted in McDonald’s. Everything else was secondary for me”

~Ray Kroc

21. “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”

~Ray Kroc

22. “I like people who level with me and speak their minds. I always say exactly what I think; it’s a trait that’s gotten me in trouble plenty of times, but I never have problems getting to sleep at night with a guilty conscience. That’s why I could never be a politician”

~Ray Kroc

23. “My way of fighting the competition is the positive approach. Stress your own strengths, emphasize quality, service, cleanliness and value, and the competition will wear itself out trying to keep up”

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

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

~Ray Kroc

Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above ray kroc quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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