Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Armand Hammer

American Businessman, Physician, Chairman of Occidental Petroleum

"I believe we are here to do good. It is the responsibility of every human being to aspire to do something worthwhile, to make this world a better place than the one he found. Life is a gift, and if we agree to accept it, we must contribute in return. When we fail to contribute, we fail to adequately answer why we are here."

"A person first starts to live when he can live outside of himself."