John D Rockefeller
1939-1937. American industrialist and philanthropist.
The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is 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.
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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.
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Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
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I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
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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.
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I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
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The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
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If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
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Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.
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