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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient
to become independent of it.
- 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 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 have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

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

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

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

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

Don't blame the marketing department.
The buck stops with the chief executive.
- 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 can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
- John D. Rockefeller

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it.
The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant.
- Art Linkletter

I've lived my life in a way that I feel would be an
example to young women and I've always given my best
in everything I've tried.
- Cindy Margolis

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four
of us who've tried show business.
Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun,
who does liturgical dance.
- Bill Murray

A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith.
So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.
- Phil Donahue

I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature
on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
- Clifton Fadiman

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold;
Alike fantastic,
if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

I've tried to let the work I do speak.
- David Morse

I tried to manipulate and control people,
and I harbored resentment.
I wanted to be forgiven, but I wouldn't forgive others.
- Lauryn Hill

I'm one of the few that comes from this vantage point:
I never tried to get a record deal.
- Michelle Shocked

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid.
You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking,
if they're happy or sad.
That's what I tried to do with Barney.
- Don Knotts

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident,
because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.
- Neil Armstrong

But with the slow menace of a glacier,
depression came on.
No one had any measure of its progress;
no one had any plan for stopping it.
Everyone tried to get out of its way.
- Frances Perkins

I've tried writing.
Two days later I'd go visit it and say,
Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?
- Dennis Farina

Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once.
- Eva Gabor

God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty
thanks for all your attention to me.
Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more
than death can now terrify me.
- Jane Grey

In my career quite a few people have tried to force me out,
but so far no one has succeeded.
- Ferdinand Piech

I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the
film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between
a painter and his canvas.
- Norman McLaren

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention,
not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

For we, too, have our ideals, even if we differ from
those who have tried to establish a monopoly of idealism.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book,
it appeals to a much wider community.
- Hansie Cronje

We tried to create advantages.
We were never complacent.
- Bobby Rahal

That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in,
anyway.
The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff.
I tried to base the powers on family archetypes.
- Brad Bird

I've never tried to learn the art of acting.
I have been in the business for years but I still can't
tell what acting is or how it's done.
- Paul Muni


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