"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."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."David Rockefeller on Robert Frost
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."David Rockefeller on Buddha
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."David Rockefeller on Will Smith
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."David Rockefeller on Sai Baba
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."David Rockefeller on George Bernard Shaw
"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."