"Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."David Rockefeller on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."David Rockefeller on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."David Rockefeller on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."David Rockefeller on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."David Rockefeller on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."