The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Luck is the dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
I put the hamburger on the assembly line.
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.
I like to get people fired up, fill them with zeal for McDonald's, and watch the results in their work.
I HAVE ALWAYS believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems.
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.
I don't believe in saturation. We're thinking and talking worldwide.
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.
I believe in God, family, and McDonald's. And in the office, that order is reversed.
Happiness is not a tangible thing, it's a byproduct - a byproduct of achievement.
Customers tend to avoid a restaurant that's going aswamp in its own sludge.
Creativity is a highfalutin' word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
Adversity can strengthen you if you have the will to grind it out.
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.