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Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing
by 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

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

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

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

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

Competition is a sin.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

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

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
- David Starr Jordan

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Affirmation:
I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?"
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

We are never afraid of what is happening in this instant -
It is what MIGHT happen next that frightens us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Life is like a roller coaster - scream Whee... on the way down,
and let the momentum carry you back up the next hill.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing that makes life possible
is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

No one knows what's next, but everybody does it.
- George Carlin

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next
world than even we generals.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
- Emo Phillips

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark


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