John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American oil industry business magnate and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person in modern history.

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

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

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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning some new thought which will make us better.

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

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

We can never learn too much of His will towards us too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter.

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

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

I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession a duty.

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

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.

The only question with wealth is what do you do with it?

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

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

Competition is a sin.

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

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.

Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.

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 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.

After it is all over the religion of man is his most important possession.

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

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

This Sunday School has been of help to me greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life and I can ask no better things for you than that you and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.

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

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

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.

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation character.

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