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Competition is a sin. ...
by John D. Rockefeller

Competition is a sin.
- John D. Rockefeller

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

 

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

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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
- John D. Rockefeller

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I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

I believe that every right implies a responsibility;
every opportunity,
an obligation; every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

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.
- John D. Rockefeller

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
- John D. Rockefeller

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.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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

Good leadership consists of showing average people
how to do the work of superior people.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

Don't blame the marketing department.
The buck stops with the chief executive.
- John D. Rockefeller

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
- John D. Rockefeller

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
- John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility;
Every opportunity,
an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

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

Good management consists in showing average people
how to do the work of superior people.
- John D. Rockefeller

Cooperation is less stressful than competition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices
that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
- Orrin Hatch

The whole competition thing disturbs me.
Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started.
- George Murray

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free
competition was wasteful,
monopoly efficient.
And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
- Mario Puzo

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over,
even in victory, to see what might be done to improve
the performance the next time.
- Frank Shorter

In Europe, architects consider themselves artists.
They think they're special when they win a competition.
- Helmut Jahn

Time will tell how you rate against the rest of the competition.
I'll let everyone else worry about championships.
I'm going to worry about qualifying at Pomona.
- Larry Dixon

Race, what is that? Race is a competition,
somebody winning and somebody losing.
Blood doesn't run in races!
Come on!
- Beah Richards

I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning.
I have long believed that athletic competition among
people and nations should replace violence and wars.
- Johnny Weissmuller

Value is consequently the necessary theoretical starting
point whence we can elucidate the peculiar phenomenon
of prices resulting from capitalist competition.
- Rudolf Hiferding

The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon.
If anything, competition in most industries will probably
speed up even more in the next few decades.
- John P. Kotter

It's a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting
hard and the competition is really tough.
- Guy Forget

I don't try to be a threat to MicroSoft,
mainly because I don't really see MS as competition.
Especially not Windows-the goals of Linux and Windows are simply so different.
- Linus Torvalds

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
- Bertrand Russell

Today, the competition is considerably more intense.
- Bobby Rahal

The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
- Washington Allston

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -
there's so little competition.
- Elbert Hubbard

We've outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs,
but there's major competition from India and China.
It's not enough to make income tax cuts permanent.
- Ernest Istook

They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis
For A Weekend competition.
The woman who won was disappointed.
She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
- Tony Curtis

The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms,
workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the
face of cut-throat global economic competition.
- Kim Y. Sam

You have to compete with others in the field.
Sometimes the competition gets pretty fierce because
you're competing for funds or grants to do your work,
the financial work.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business,
always shaving away at costs.
- Henry Ford

Unless a player goes in for intensive play and tournament competition,
two racquets are sufficient.
- Helen Wills Moody

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind,
none is greater than that of competition.
- Henry Clay

Running became boring because it's so predictable.
I got to a point where I knew what my competition could do.
- Peter Snell

The person who figures out how to harness the collective
genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
- Walter Wriston

The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band.
It was incredible competition out there.
- Gregg Allman

No more pronouncements on lousy verse.
No more hidden competition.
No more struggling not to be a square.
- Louise Bogan

Competition is very good...
as long as its healthy.
It's what makes one strive to be better.
- Christine Lahti

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

Of course, most people remember that I received the
first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
- Nadia Comaneci

Now a movie goes out to two, three thousand theaters
and by Friday night at 10 o'clock they know if you are in or out.
That desperate competition is, I think,
horrendous.
It's awful.
- Mark Rydell

And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story
itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires
and whether the competition is onto the story.
- Roger Mudd

There are many examples in high schools which show
something about the effects such competition might have.
- James S. Coleman

There were no competitions on television.
The first skating competition I ever remember seeing
on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won.
- Dorothy Hamill

Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.
- Richard Branson

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.
Smith beat me in 1977.
I was loafing during that competition.
- Edwin Moses

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences.
The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds
is behind much of the fighting.
- Ed Harris

I don't know if it's just me or everyone,
but the whole vibe with skiing is not so much thriving
on competition against others as it is against myself and the clock.
- Picabo Street


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