47 Total Quotes

John+D. Rockefeller Quotes

John D. Rockefeller
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
#Labor #Debt

John D. Rockefeller
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.
John D. Rockefeller
#Duty

John D. Rockefeller
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
#Ability #Leadership

John D. Rockefeller
[But longtime friend and competitor Robert Johnson, who founded BET, says,] To me, his achievements would rival those of any business person in America, ... He had charisma, tenacity and passion to convince people that there was such a thing as a black consumer market.
John D. Rockefeller
#Achievement

John D. Rockefeller
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John D. Rockefeller
#Charity

John D. Rockefeller
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller
#Ambition

John D. Rockefeller
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.
John D. Rockefeller
#American Businessman #inspirational

John D. Rockefeller
The most important thing for a young man is to establish credit - a reputation and character.
John D. Rockefeller
#Character

John D. Rockefeller
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John D. Rockefeller
#Opportunity #Disaster

John D. Rockefeller
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
John D. Rockefeller
#American Businessman #Living

John D. Rockefeller
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefeller
#Pleasure

John D. Rockefeller
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
John D. Rockefeller
#Pleasure #Rewards

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

John D. Rockefeller
Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
John D. Rockefeller
#American Businessman

John D. Rockefeller
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
John D. Rockefeller
#Happiness

John D. Rockefeller
I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
John D. Rockefeller
#Worth

John D. Rockefeller
Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
John D. Rockefeller
#American Businessman #Marketing

John D. Rockefeller
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.
John D. Rockefeller
#Money

John D. Rockefeller
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
#American Businessman

John D. Rockefeller
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.
John D. Rockefeller
#Ambition

John D. Rockefeller
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.
John D. Rockefeller
#Money

John D. Rockefeller
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
John D. Rockefeller
#American Businessman