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

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

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

Competition is a sin.
John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John D. Rockefeller

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.
John D. Rockefeller

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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.
John D. Rockefeller

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
John D. Rockefeller

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.
John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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

Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
John D. Rockefeller

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

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