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Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
by John D. Rockefeller

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

Related topics: Finance

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

 

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

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

Competition is a sin.
- John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility;
Every opportunity,
an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
- 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 always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill


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