Laurance Rockefeller quotes

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

  • People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

  • The bells they sound on Bredon, And still the steeples hum. "Come all to church, good people"- Oh, noisy bells, be dumb; I hear you, I will come.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others.

  • I think to feel this happy is to be miserable, to feel this much satisfaction is to burn.

  • Materialism ends up denying the existence of any irreducible subjective qualitative states of sentience or awareness.

  • Marxism is not only the theory of socialism, it is an integral world outlook, a philosophical system, from which Marx’s proletarian socialism logically follows. This philosophical system is called dialectical materialism.

  • An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed.

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