Money alone does not a capitalist make
It isn’t mere chance that a whole generation of robber barons were produced in America. America has nurtured the right conditions to promote free enterprise. And there can be no better example of the success of free enterprise than Rockefeller.
It is a pity such greatness was not recognized during its time and even now people misunderstand the true purpose of capitalism. Rockefeller understood that sound economics and tireless work ethics can be the only saviors of modern civilization.
Rockefeller embodied the spirit of capitalism and worked tirelessly to create value for the consumer as well as society in general. The debt that we all owe to this titan of industry cannot be measured. The only redress can be to imbibe some of that great spirit.
“For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods.
With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of salvation themselves.”
— Thomas William Rhys Davids
“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives”
“It is a child of my own and bids fair to be one of the most important (colonies) and at the same time one of the least expensive and troublesome which we possess. Our object is not territory but trade: a great commercial emporium”
— Sir Stamford Raffles
“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.”
— Gene Roddenberry
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
— Ibn Battuta