I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty. —John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

oil magnate, philanthropist

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Anonymous JUNE 13, 2017
To be sure we should not waste our rights, opportunities or possessions.


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