John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

American industrialist: founder Exxon

Lived from: 1839-1937

Category: Economists and businessmen

Quotes: John D. Rockefeller

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

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    Competition is a sin.
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    Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
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    Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
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    Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.

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    Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
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    I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
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    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.
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    I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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    I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.
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    I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
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    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.
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    I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
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    I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

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    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.
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