35 John D. Rockefeller Quotes to Keep You Motivated


1. “The road to happiness lies in two simple principles; find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it – every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“Character – not wealth, power, or position – is the supreme word.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


3. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


4. “Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


6. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER

7. “The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities-a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


8. “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“The common denominator for success is work.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER



10. “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.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


11. “It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


12. “I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


13. “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship”  ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“The only question with wealth is what you do with it.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


15. “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


16. “I was early taught to work as well as play, My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play — I dropped the worry on the way — And God was good to me every day.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”  ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


18. “I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


19. “I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


20. “Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER

21. “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


22. “I believe in the dignity of labour, 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.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER



24. “The man will be most successful who confers the greatest service on the world.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


25. “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.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


26. “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


27. “I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep all you can, and to give away all you can.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


“I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.”  ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


29. “There is no feeling in this world to be compared with self-reliance–do not sacrifice that to anything else.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


30. “Having being endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it’s my duty to make money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


31. “I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


32. “I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had the ambition to build.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


33. “Competition is a sin.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


34. “Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER

35. “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” ― JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER


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