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John D. Rockefeller

Születési dátum: 8. július 1839
Halál dátuma: 23. május 1937
Más nevek: Джон Дэвисон Рокфеллер

Idősebb John Davison Rockefeller amerikai üzletember és olajmágnás. A Standard Oil alapítójaként és többségi tulajdonosaként a 19. század végén és a 20. század elején monopolizálta a kőolaj kitermelését és feldolgozását és eközben hatalmas vagyont halmozott fel. Rockefeller volt az első amerikai milliárdos. Vagyona jelentős részét adakozásra fordította; elsősorban közoktatási és egészségügyi célokra.

Idézetek John D. Rockefeller

„I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

As quoted in Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life (2010) by Bryan Curtis, p. 75

„I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

As quoted in How They Succeeded (1901) by Orison Swett Marden
Kontextus: 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.

„I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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

I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

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.

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.

I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond, that character—not wealth or power or position—is of supreme worth.

I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.

I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individual's highest fulfillment, greatest happiness and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.

I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

„I believe the power to make money is a gift of God … to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

Interview with William Hoster, quoted in God's Gold (1932) by John T. Flynn
Kontextus: I believe the power to make money is a gift of God … to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.

„Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great“

—  John D. Rockefeller

Earliest citation found in Google Books is from 1993 https://books.google.com/books?id=bdTko5oHTd4C&pg=PA25&dq=%22give+up+the+good+to+go+for+the+great%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH2e_QivXLAhUps4MKHdf0A9wQ6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=%22give%20up%20the%20good%20to%20go%20for%20the%20great%22&f=false, where it is attributed to country-music singer Kenny Rogers. Not found attributed to Rockefeller until 2006 https://books.google.com/books?id=F7OGT9WTiPQC&pg=PA24&dq=%22give+up+the+good%22+%22go+for+the+great%22+rockefeller&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw_rb9ivXLAhXrmoMKHbgHBqkQ6wEIHjAA#v=onepage&q=%22give%20up%20the%20good%22%20%22go%20for%20the%20great%22%20rockefeller&f=false.
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Változat: Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

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

—  John D. Rockefeller

As quoted in Complete Speaker's and Toastmaster's Library (1992) edited by Jacob Morton Braude and Glenn Van Ekeren

„I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

As quoted by Isaac Hewitt (1879) in testimony to the New York Assembly. Rockefeller doubted that he said this, according to John D. : The Founding Father of the Rockefellers (1980) by David Freeman Hawke; this is reminiscent of the remark attributed to Jesus in John 4:32: "I have meat to eat that ye know not of." (KJV)/"I have food to eat that you know nothing about." (NIV)
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„God gave me my money.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

Women's Home Companion (1915), quoted in God's Gold (1932) by John T. Flynn

„Good management consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 71; the earliest published occurrence of such remarks yet located were those of Jim Low in "The Human in Public Relations" a diner address in Proceedings, Seventh Annual Meeting of the Agricultural Research Institute, October 13-14, 1958, Washington, Pt. 3, p. 83
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„The day of combination is here to stay. Individualism has gone, never to return.“

—  John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller, age 41, in 1880 — Allan Nevins, John D. Rockefeller (New York: Scribner, 1959), I:622.

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