65 John D Rockefeller Quotes On Success In Life

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history. These John D Rockefeller quotes will motivate you.

Best John D Rockefeller Quotes

  1. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  2. Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  3. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  4. “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
  5. “I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  6. “Own nothing, control everything.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  7. “God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God. to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more 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
  8. “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  9. “The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  10. “The common denominator for success is work.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  11. “Never lose interest in life and the world. Never allow yourself to become annoyed.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  12. “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  13. “The man will be most successful who confers the greatest service on the world.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  14. “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
  15. “The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed, you must have a larger ambition.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  16. “I have made many millions but they have brought me no happiness.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  17. “Be sure that you are not deceiving yourself at any time about actual conditions.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  18. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  19. “Oh, how blessed young men are who have to struggle for a foundation and beginning in life.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  20. “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
  21. “Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  22. “There is no feeling in this world to be compared with self-reliance–do not sacrifice that to anything else.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  23. “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  24. “Do not many of us who fail to achieve big things. . .fail because we lack concentration–the art of concentrating the mind on the thing to be done at the proper time and to the exclusion of everything else?” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  25. “I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  26. “I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  27. “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  28. “It is very important to remember what other people tell you, not so much what you yourself already know.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  29. “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
  30. “I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  31. “I cheat my boys every chance I get. I trade with the boys and skin ’em and I just beat ’em every time I can. I want to make ’em sharp.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  32. “I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  33. “Save when you can and not when you have to.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  34. “When work goes out of style we may expect to see civilization totter and fall.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  35. “Character – not wealth, power, or position – is the supreme word.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  36. “I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.” ~ John D. Rockefeller , John D Rockefeller quotes on money
  37. “Competition is a sin.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  38. “How much money does it take to make a man happy? Just one more dollar.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  39. “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  40. “The person with big talk and big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  41. “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
  42. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  43. “Who is the poorest man in the world? I tell you, the poorest man I know of is the man who has nothing but money.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  44. “Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  45. “Our cup will truly run over only after we have sealed the character cracks.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  46. “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” ~ John D. Rockefeller”A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  47. “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
  48. “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
  49. “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
  50. “To think! All that power and he wasn’t even rich!” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  51. “Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  52. “Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.” ~ John D. Rockefeller , John D Rockefeller quotes on giving
  53. “It has always been my rule in business to make everything count.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  54. “The major fortunes in America have been made inland.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  55. “When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognized. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened, and crime has increased to a level never seen before.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  56. “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.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  57. “The secret of success is to get up early, work late, and strike oil.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  58. “Often-times the most difficult competition comes, not from the strong, the intelligent, the conservative competitor, but from the man who is holding on by the eyelids and is ignorant of his costs, and anyway he’s got to keep running or bust!” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  59. “After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  60. “I never placed my head upon the pillow at night without reminding myself that my success might only be temporary.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  61. “The success of each is dependent upon the success of the other.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  62. “I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  63. “Never was I power-thirsty, or trying to control everyone. I believed in educating everyone, so they could all get to the position I was at.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  64. “A man has no right to occupy another man’s time unnecessarily” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  65. “The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit… a reputation, character.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

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