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John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller



John D. Rockefeller Quote: “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Own nothing, control everything.”

Own nothing, control everything.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I believe the power to make money is a gift of God.”

I believe the power to make money is a gift of God.

— John D. Rockefeller


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

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed.”

Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed.

— John D. Rockefeller


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

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

— John D. Rockefeller



John D. Rockefeller Quote: “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 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.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The secret of success is to get up early, work late and strike oil.”

The secret of success is to get up early, work late and strike oil.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.”

I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Homeopathy is a progressive and aggressive step in medicine.”

Homeopathy is a progressive and aggressive step in medicine.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed, you must have a larger ambition.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “There is no feeling in this world to be compared with self-reliance – do not sacrifice that to anything else.”

There is no feeling in this world to be compared with self-reliance – do not sacrifice that to anything else.

— John D. Rockefeller


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

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Save when you can and not when you have to.”

Save when you can and not when you have to.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “God gave me my money.”

God gave me my money.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Competition is a sin.”

Competition is a sin.

— John D. Rockefeller



John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Oh, how blessed young men are who have to struggle for a foundation and beginning in life.”

Oh, how blessed young men are who have to struggle for a foundation and beginning in life.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.”

I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “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 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.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Character – not wealth, power, or position – is the supreme word.”

Character – not wealth, power, or position – is the supreme word.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The person with big talk and big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.”

The person with big talk and big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.”

Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities-a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.”

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities-a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.”

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.”

I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.”

Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “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 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.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.”

Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The common denominator for success is work.”

The common denominator for success is work.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “How much money does it take to make a man happy? Just one more dollar.”

How much money does it take to make a man happy? Just one more dollar.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I have made many millions but they have brought me no happiness.”

I have made many millions but they have brought me no happiness.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The best business in the world is a well run oil company. The second best business in the world is a badly run oil company.”

The best business in the world is a well run oil company. The second best business in the world is a badly run oil company.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.”

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “A man has no right to occupy another man’s time unnecessarily.”

A man has no right to occupy another man’s time unnecessarily.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Never think you need to apologize for asking someone to give to a worthy cause, any more than as though you were giving him or her an opportunity to participate in a high-grade investment. The duty of giving is as much his or hers as is the duty of asking yours.”

Never think you need to apologize for asking someone to give to a worthy cause, any more than as though you were giving him or her an opportunity to participate in a high-grade investment. The duty of giving is as much his or hers as is the duty of asking yours.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “Never lose interest in life and the world. Never allow yourself to become annoyed.”

Never lose interest in life and the world. Never allow yourself to become annoyed.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “The major fortunes in America have been made in land.”

The major fortunes in America have been made in land.

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “There is nothing in this world that can compare with the Christian fellowship; nothing that can satisfy but Christ.”

There is nothing in this world that can compare with the Christian fellowship; nothing that can satisfy but Christ.

— John D. Rockefeller


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

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

— John D. Rockefeller


John D. Rockefeller Quote: “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 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.

— John D. Rockefeller

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