Rockefeller, John Davison: Tips From Legendary Tycoon For a Life of Success;


John Davison Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller – 1884

John Davison Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust.


Rockefeller’s thoughts on success in life:

“The person who works all day has no time for making money.”

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

“Besides doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.”

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

“Always aim to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”

“Be afraid not of large expenses, but of a small income.”

“Your well-being depends on your own decisions.”

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

“I don’t think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of people far superior to them.”

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good in order to go for the great.”

“Establish a reputation which will later work in your favour.”

“Persistence will help you to reach anything, whether it’s something right or wrong, good or bad.”

“The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee. And I will pay more for that ability.”

“Nobody knows who he will be in this life, but it’s always important to remember that you were born for something special.”


John Davison Rockefeller
John D, Rockefeller – 1930

Rockefeller, aged 86, penned the following words to sum up his life:

” 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. “

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