Courting Peggy McGrath provided me with a very pleasant diversion and eventually with the most important relationship of my life.
On courting his wife, as quoted in a review of his Memoirs — "Born to Be Mild" by David Brooks in The New York Times (20 October 2002)
If the disagreement was strong enough, we could end up pretty close to the borderline of incivility.David Rockefeller
I don't recall that I have said and I don't think that I really feel that we need a world government. We need governments of the world that work together and collaborate. But, I can't imagine that there would be any likelihood or even that it would be desirable to have a single government elected by the people of the world.David Rockefeller
There have been people ever since I've had any kind of position in the world who have accused me of being ruler of the world. I have to say that I think for the large part, I would have to decide to describe them as crack pots. It makes no sense whatsoever, and isn't true, and won't be true, and to raise it as a serious issue seems to me to be irresponsible.David Rockefeller
I think that the best hope for peace and prosperity in the world is greater cooperation among nations, which in turn will be produced if both our governments and the people of our countries travel more and get to know each other better.David Rockefeller
One thing this family does not need to do is make itself resented by thousands more people.David Rockefeller
I was born into wealth and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there like food or air.David Rockefeller