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John D. Rockefeller
July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

Competition is a sin.


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


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 believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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