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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

John D. Rockefeller's Top 30 Iconic Quotes

John D. Rockefeller's quotes on success in business
The story of John D. Rockefeller is one that continues to inspire many across the globe. Rockefeller was a billionaire business mogul known for his discipline and visionary approach to business; little wonder he built Standard Oil to become the largest company in the world during his time. Today I bring you John D. Rockefeller's iconic wise sayings to stir the giant in you:

1. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." 

2. “I think it is a man’s duty to make all the money he can, keep all that he can and give away all that he can.” 

3. "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."

4. “I believe in the dignity of labor, whether head or hand, that the world owes every person an opportunity to make a living.” 

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

Rockefeller's success quotes

6. “Singleness of purpose is essential for success in life.” 

7. "Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people." 

8. “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” 

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

11. "I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."

12. "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." 

13. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” 

14. "If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it."

John D. Rockefeller's inspirational quotes to live by

15. "When work goes out of style we may expect to see civilization totter and fall."

16. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” 

17. “The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit, a reputation, character.” 

18. "I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts."

19. “Don’t blame the marketing department. The bucks stop with the Chief Executive.” 

20. “Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation, every possession a duty.” 

21. “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.”

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

Rockefeller's motivational quotes that inspire

23. “Next to doing the right thing, is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” 

24. “There’s no mystery in business success. If you do each day’s task successfully and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about and keep your head clear, you will come out all right.” 

25. “I have always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” 

26. “I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” 

27. “I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” 

28. “The only question with wealth is what you do with it.” 

29. “The person who starts simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.” 

30. “God gave me money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God, to be used and developed to the best of our ability for the best of mankind.” 


  1. Hi Obinna

    These are great quotes. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Ike. I have pleasure sharing them knowing quite well the inspirational impact of the quotes on the readers.Take care.