The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
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.
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.
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun,
We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.
Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company.
This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. Speaking of competition in the fast-food industry.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
The key to success is being in the right place at the right time, recognizing that you are there, and taking action!
I like to get people fired up, fill them with zeal for McDonald's, and watch the results in their work.
Perfection is very difficult to achieve, and perfection was what I wanted in McDonald's. Everything else was secondary for me.
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.
I was an overnight success all right, but 30 years is a long, long night.
If any of my competitors were drowning, I'd stick a hose in their mouth
The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.
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.
I don't believe in saturation. We're thinking and talking worldwide.
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.