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Singleness of purpose is one of the chief ...
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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 always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competition is a sin.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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

Success demands singleness of purpose.
- Vince Lombardi

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes
that give our lives power and vividness and joy as
they are also the marks of great art.
They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.
- Richard Holloway

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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