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

— John D. Rockefeller

The most competitive John D. Rockefeller quotes that will add value to your life

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.


I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.


A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

John D. Rockefeller quote Those who work the whole day, have no ti

Those who work the whole day, have no time to make money!


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


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 everyday.


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 quote Dont be afraid to give up the good to go

Dont be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.


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


I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.


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


Giving is the secret to a healthy life.

Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.


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


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


About John D. Rockefeller

Quotes 121 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

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


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.


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.


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.


The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed, you must have a larger ambition.


Never lose interest in life and the world. Never allow yourself to become annoyed.


I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.


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?


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


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.


I never placed my head upon the pillow at night without reminding myself that my success might only be temporary.


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


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.


Probably the greatest single obstacle to the progress and happiness of the American people lies in the willingness of so many men to invest their time and money in multiplying competitive industries instead of opening up new fields, and putting their money into lines of industry and development that are needed.


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.


The common denominator for success is work.


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


My mother was given to a typical question: "We have always done this.

Why should we do anything else?" But my wife's typical question was "We have always done this. Why don't we do it another way or, better still, why not do something else?"


Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.


Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


There is nothing in this world that can compare with the Christian fellowship;

nothing that can satisfy but Christ.


Be sure that you are not deceiving yourself at any time about actual conditions.


The major fortunes in America have been made in land.


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


The secret of success is to get up early, work late and strike oil.


The day of combination is here to stay. Individualism has gone, never to return.


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


Singleness of purpose is essential for success in life.