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Quotations from Famous U.S. Industry Retail Business Founders and Leaders

Humorous, Inspirational, and Motivational Retail Store Founders Quotable Quotes

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Updated June 02, 2014
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Quotations from Famous U.S. Retail Business Founders and Leaders:
  • "Every silver lining has a cloud."
    - Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

  • "The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang."
    - Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

  • "When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."
    - Roy E. Disney, Co-Founder of the Walt Disney Company

  • "Don't find fault, find a remedy."
    - Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Co.

  • "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."
    - Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Co.

  • "Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't deliver good service from unhappy employees."
    - Tony Hsieh, Founder of Zappos.com

  • "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
    - Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple

  • "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."
    - Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald's

  • "You're only as good as the people you hire."
    - Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald's

  • "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
    - John D. Rockefeller, Founder of Standard Oil (Exxon)

  • "It was our constant desire to maintain our margin of superiority by means of improvements and new inventions."
    - Alvah Curtis Roebuck, Co-Founder of Sears Roebuck

  • "If you buy a good watch you will always be satisfied, and at our prices a good watch will influence the sale of another good watch; and that’s our motto: "Make a Watch Sell a Watch."
    - Richard W. Sears, Co-Founder of Sears Roebuck

  • "High expectations are the key to everything."
    - Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart

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