"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."David Rockefeller on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."David Rockefeller on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."David Rockefeller on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."David Rockefeller on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."David Rockefeller on Thomas Jefferson
"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."