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John D. Rockefeller quotes (27)

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
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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.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Finance

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
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Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
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Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
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Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
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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 that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
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I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
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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 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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I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
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If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
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If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
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It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
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Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
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Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
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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.
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The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
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The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
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The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Finance