John D. Rockefeller Quotes

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


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


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


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


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


Many of the deficiencies of our economic system could be alleviated if ways were found to broaden the ownership of the means of production… This has happened in some companies through ESOPs. Successful approaches of this sort would pay dividends in terms of employee commitment and morale. And they would not deprive anyone of his present holdings since they are based on future growth.


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


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


I was trained from the beginning to work, to save. I have always regarded it a as a religious duty to get all I could honorably and to give all I could.


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


A man’s wealth must be determined by the relation of his desires and expenditures to his income. If he feels rich on ten dollars, and has everything else he desires, he really is rich.