John Rockefeller Quotes

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.

The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.

God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.

The most important thing for a young man is to establish credit - a reputation and character.

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

Competition is a sin.

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.

The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right.

I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.

A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.

According as you put something in, the greater will be your dividends of salvation!

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