Great John D. Rockefeller Quotes

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

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

The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed, you must have a larger ambition.

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.

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

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

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

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

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.

Never think you need to apologize for asking someone to give to a worthy cause, any more than as though you were giving him or her an opportunity to participate in a high-grade investment. The duty of giving is as much his or hers as is the duty of asking yours.

Long ago I lost the joy in living. The only joy I have is in my giving.

I was trained from the beginning to work, to save, and to give.

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities-a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.

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

How much money does it take to make a man happy? Just one more dollar.

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.

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.

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.