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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – John D. Rockefeller

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – John D. Rockefeller

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.”

And

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

And

“Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.”

And

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

And

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”

And

“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.”

And

“I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

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The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.”

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“God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from 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.”

And

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

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“The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?”

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

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“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.”

And

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

Wikipedia Page:  John D. Rockefeller

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