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John D. Rockefeller Quotes

(1839-1937), American Industrialist, Philanthropist, Founder Exxon

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.

Category: Ambition

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.

Category: Ambition

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

Category: Charity

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

Category: Concentration

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

Category: Duty

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

Category: Effort

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

Category: Goals

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

Category: Happiness

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.

Category: Labor

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.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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

Category: Management

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.

Category: Money

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.

Category: Money

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

Category: Opportunity

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.

Category: Perseverance