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30 Inspirational John D. Rockefeller Quotes On Success



30 Inspirational John D. Rockefeller Quotes On Success

John D. Rockefeller was an American oil industry business magnate and philanthropist. Widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history. Who had an inflation-adjusted net worth of $340 billion at the time of his death. May his quotes inspire you to focus on success and live your dreams.

1. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do work of superior people.” John D. Rockefeller

2. “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” John D. Rockefeller

3. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller

4. “The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.” John D. Rockefeller

5. “Perseverance can overcome all obstacles. Even the laws of nature cannot stop it.” John D. Rockefeller

6. “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” John D. Rockefeller

7. “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” John D. Rockefeller

8. “He who works all day has no time to make money.” John D. Rockefeller

9. “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” John D. Rockefeller

10. “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

11. “Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity and obligation; Every possession a duty.” John D. Rockefeller

12. “I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.” John D. Rockefeller

13. “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” John D. Rockefeller

14. “I believe that it is my duty to make money and use it for the benefit of my neighbors. This is what my conscience tells me.”

15. “The road to happiness lies in two simple principles; find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.” John D. Rockefeller

16. “You know the only thing that brings me pleasure? To see my dividends.” John D. Rockefeller

17. “Competition is a sin.” John D. Rockefeller

18. “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or cofee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.” John D. Rockefeller

19. “How much money does it take to make a man happy? Just one more dollar.” John D. Rockefeller

20. “Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.” John D. Rockefeller

21. “It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.” John D. Rockefeller

22. “I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.” John D. Rockefeller

23. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” John D. Rockefeller

24. “Own nothing, control everything.” John D. Rockefeller

25. “God gave me my money.” John D. Rockefeller

26. “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” John D. Rockefeller

27. “Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.” John D. Rockefeller

28. “I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.” John D. Rockefeller

29. “The most important thing fo a young man is to establish a credit, a reputation, and character.” John D. Rockefeller

30. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” John D. Rockefeller



My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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  1. john die

    August 26, 2023 at 9:37 am

    “Net worth is a financial metric that offers a snapshot of an individual’s or entity’s financial health. It’s calculated by subtracting total liabilities from total assets, representing the residual value if all debts were paid off. Net worth isn’t just about wealth; it reflects one’s financial stability and can serve as a gauge for setting long-term financial goals. Remember, while net worth provides valuable insights, it’s important to consider other factors like income, expenses, and investment strategies when evaluating overall financial well-being.”

    • Asad Meah

      September 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      I agree

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