Steve Jobs Quotes

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs (Address at Stanford University, 2005)
Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Steve Jobs
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Steve Jobs (Interview, 1989)
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
Steve Jobs
We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great.
Steve Jobs (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference - Keynote Address, 2004)
It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
Steve Jobs (Fortune, 1998)
Nobody has tried to swallow us since I've been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.
Steve Jobs
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs (Address at Stanford University, 2005)
I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
Steve Jobs (Quoted in Newsweek, 2001)
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs (Address at Stanford University, 2005)
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs
This is not a one-man show. What’s reinvigorating this company is two things: One, there’s a lot of really talented people in this company who listened to the world tell them they were losers for a couple of years, and some of them were on the verge of starting to believe it themselves. But they’re not losers. What they didn’t have was a good set of coaches, a good plan. A good senior management team. But they have that now.
Steve Jobs (Quoted in Business Week, 1998)
What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
Variant: Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.
Steve Jobs
It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
Steve Jobs
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life... Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs (Address at Stanford University, 2005)
That’s been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Steve Jobs (Quoted in Business Week, 1998)
I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful.
Steve Jobs
My job is not to be easy on people. My jobs is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.
Steve Jobs (All About Steve Jobs)
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
Steve Jobs (Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, 1993)
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Steve Jobs
We're gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make "me too" products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it's always the next dream.
Steve Jobs
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs (Address at Stanford University, 2005)


Steve Jobs Biography

Born: February 24, 1955
Died: October 5, 2011

Steve Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur and computer inventor. He is best known as being the co-founder and chairman of Apple Inc.

Notable Works

Apple

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