Here are 10 of my favorite quotes from American Industrialist & philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. Dealing mostly with wealth and leadership, I think they are an insightful read, coming from the mind of the richest person in history.
1- A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
2- Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
3- Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
4- Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
5- If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
6- Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
7- The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
8- I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
9- I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
10- I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates.