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17 perfect rules for life from John Rockefeller

17 perfect rules for life from John Rockefeller

The very name of the oil tycoon John Rockefeller is synonymous with wealth and success. He made his fortune having started with nothing; later, he would begin to steadily donate a part of his fortune to charity.

Bright Side has put together this list of 17 rules for life as told by John Rockefeller, which helped him to reach such heights of success - and human decency.

  1. Always aim to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
  2. Be afraid not of large expenses, but of a small income.
  3. The person who works all day has no time for making money.
  4. Your well-being depends on your own decisions.
  5. If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
  6. A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
  7. Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
  8. Besides doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
  9. I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm than a man who knows everything.
  10. Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of people far superior to them.
  11. Persistence will help you to reach anything, whether it’s something right or wrong, good or bad.
  12. Nobody knows who he will be in this life, but it’s always important to remember that you were born for something special.
  13. Don't be afraid to give up the good in order to go for the great.
  14. You can give an account of each earned million, except the first one.
  15. Establish a reputation which will later work in your favour.
  16. The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee. And I will pay more for that ability.
  17. I don't think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

Based on materials: Wikiquote, citaty.info
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