25 Remarkable John D Rockefeller Quotes

25 Remarkable John D Rockefeller Quotes

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John D. Rockefeller was a business man and philanthropist from Richford, New York. He is most famous for co founding the Standard Oil company, which monopolized the oil industry in the late 1800′s. He also worked closely with Andrew Carnegie to create the structure of modern philanthropy. He died on May 23, 1937 at the age of 97.

“And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better.”

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

“Competition is a sin.”

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

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

“Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.”

“Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.”

“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.”

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

“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.”

“I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep all you can, and to give away all you can.”

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

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

“I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“The day of combination is here to stay. Individualism has gone, never to return.”

“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.”

“Try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”