"I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."David Rockefeller on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."David Rockefeller on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."David Rockefeller on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."David Rockefeller on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."David Rockefeller on Thomas Paine
"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."