Facts about David Rockefeller

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David Rockefeller is a famous Businessman from USA, he/she is 103 years old and still alive, born June 15, 1915.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by David, under the main topics: Dad, Mom.

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Famous quotes by David Rockefeller (32)


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"My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale"
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"I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally"
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"My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale"
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"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"
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"Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S"
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"Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others"
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"I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image"
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"I do not like to be unkind"
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"I can only say that I have had a wonderful life"
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"I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master"
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"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education"
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"The attacks on the World Trade Center and the current economic recession, which is particularly powerful in New York City, have put a number of building plans on hold for the time being"
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"The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing"
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"MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it"
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"It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months"
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"I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels"
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"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"
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"You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart"
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"Eventually, most people felt MoMA had filled a very important gap"
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"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"
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"Mother's interest in contemporary American artists emerged during the 1920s"
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"I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment"
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"By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate"
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"As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us"
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"The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had"
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"The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past"
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"Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility"
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"Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic"
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"I think I am basically a happy person"
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"I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived"
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"Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm"
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"A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works"


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