51 Best David Rockefeller Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

David Rockefeller was the chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation in the United States.


Best David Rockefeller Quotes


If the disagreement was strong enough, we could end up pretty close to the borderline of incivility. ~ David Rockefeller.


If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. ~ David Rockefeller.


A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works. ~ David Rockefeller.


I do not like to be unkind. ~ David Rockefeller.


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I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment. ~ David Rockefeller.


Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility. I do not like to be unkind. ~ David Rockefeller.


I was born into wealth and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there like food or air. ~ David Rockefeller.


I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived. ~ David Rockefeller.

You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart. ~ David Rockefeller.


Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic. ~ David Rockefeller.


I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels. ~ David Rockefeller.

Top David Rockefeller Quotes

When I see something I like, I buy it, but I do not look for it madly. ~ David Rockefeller.


The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had. ~ David Rockefeller.

My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale. ~ David Rockefeller.


I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years. ~ David Rockefeller.

The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. ~ David Rockefeller.

Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector. ~ David Rockefeller.


I am never angry, although sometimes distressed. ~ David Rockefeller.

There have been people – ever since I’ve had any kind of position in the world — who have accused me of being ruler of the world. I have to say that I think for the large part, I would have to decide to describe them as crack pots. ~ David Rockefeller.

When you have a lot of resources, the most important thing is to have had good parents and to have been brought up by people who gave one the proper values. ~ David Rockefeller.

Inspirational David Rockefeller Quotes

By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate. ~ David Rockefeller.


Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. ~ David Rockefeller.

Successful charitable fund-raising has much in common with managing a business: It requires leadership, persistence, and creativity. ~ David Rockefeller.


I owe much to mother. She had an expert’s understanding, but also approached art emotionally. ~ David Rockefeller.

I think that the best hope for peace and prosperity in the world is greater cooperation among nations, which in turn will be produced if both our governments and the people of our countries travel more and get to know each other better. ~ David Rockefeller.


I think I am basically a happy person. ~ David Rockefeller.

I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. ~ David Rockefeller.


The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident. ~ David Rockefeller.

I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image. ~ David Rockefeller.

Famous David Rockefeller Quotes

Money can add very much to one’s ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others. ~ David Rockefeller.


Eventually, most people felt MoMA had filled a very important gap. ~ David Rockefeller.

The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes. ~ David Rockefeller.

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. ~ David Rockefeller.

As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us. ~ David Rockefeller.


I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master. ~ David Rockefeller.

Populists and isolationists ignore the tangible benefits that have resulted from our active international role during the past half-century. ~ David Rockefeller.


Mother’s interest in contemporary American artists emerged during the 1920s. ~ David Rockefeller.

It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months. ~ David Rockefeller.


I realize how fortunate I have been; mine has been a wonderful life. ~ David Rockefeller.

They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought. ~ David Rockefeller.


The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing. ~ David Rockefeller.

Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm. ~ David Rockefeller.


MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it. ~ David Rockefeller.

The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past. ~ David Rockefeller.

The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste. ~ David Rockefeller.


I can only say that I have had a wonderful life. ~ David Rockefeller.

We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis… ~ David Rockefeller.

Courting Peggy McGrath provided me with a very pleasant diversion and eventually with the most important relationship of my life. ~ David Rockefeller.


Whatever you do, if you do it hard enough you’ll enjoy it. The important thing is to work and work hard. ~ David Rockefeller.

The attacks on the World Trade Center and the current economic recession, which is particularly powerful in New York City, have put a number of building plans on hold for the time being. ~ David Rockefeller.

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