"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."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."David Rockefeller on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."David Rockefeller on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."David Rockefeller on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."David Rockefeller on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."David Rockefeller on Abraham Lincoln
"I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally."
"I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment."
"My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale."
"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."
"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education."