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John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Data de nascimento: 29. Janeiro 1874
Data de falecimento: 11. Maio 1960

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John Davison Rockefeller Jr. , empresário e filantropo estadunidense. Era o único homem entre os cinco filhos do magnata do petróleo, John Davison Rockefeller, considerado o homem mais rico de todos os tempos. Era invariavelmente chamado de Júnior, para diferenciá-lo de seu pai famoso.

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„The only question with wealth is what to do with it. It can be used for evil purposes or it can be an instrumentality for constructive social living.“

— John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Context: I was born into it [wealth] and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there, like air or food or any other element. The only question with wealth is what to do with it. It can be used for evil purposes or it can be an instrumentality for constructive social living.

„The American Beauty Rose can be produced in the splendor and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it.“

— John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Context: The American Beauty Rose can be produced in the splendor and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it. This is not an evil tendency in business. It is merely the working-out of a law of nature and a law of God. Address to the students of Brown University, quoted in Ida Tarbell (1904) The History of the Standard Oil Company

„I took responsibility early and, like my parents, I was serious.“

— John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Context: I took responsibility early and, like my parents, I was serious. <!-- p. 32

„My mother and father raised but one question: Is it right, is it duty?“

— John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
As quoted in The Rich man and the Kingdom : John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the Protestant establishment (1995) by Albert F. Schenkel, p. 13

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