John D. Rockefeller 's Quotes


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Posted by Wealth on January 04, 2010 at 16:11:11:


  1. A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
  2. If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
  3. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
  4. I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
  5. 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.
  6. I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
  7. 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.
  8. I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
  9. I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
  10. I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
  11. 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.
  12. I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
  13. Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
  14. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
  15. Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
  16. Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
  17. Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
  18. Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
  19. Competition is a sin.
  20. Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
  21. A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

  22. The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
  23. The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
  24. The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
  25. 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.
  26. Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
  27. Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
  28. It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.



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