Quotes – John. D. Rockefeller

John. D. Rockefeller

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry, and along with other key contemporary industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie, defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded Standard Oil Company and actively ran it until he officially retired in 1897.

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

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” 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 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 can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” John D. Rockefeller