Top 40 Steve Jobs Quotes

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs Quotes 

 

Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs was an American businessman that achieved what many couldn't: becoming a technology genius. He was an entrepreneur that changed the lives of millions of people around the world. To commemorate him, we have compiled the best Steve Jobs quotes so that you understand his visionary point of view and how he achieved what he had.

 

1
“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.”
2
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
3
“I always thought of myself as a Humanities person as a kid, but I liked electronics…Then I read something that one of my heroes, Edwin Land of Polaroid, said about the importance of people who could stand at the intersection of humanities and sciences, and I decided that’s what I wanted to do.”
4
"My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."
5
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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."
6
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
7
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
8
"Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right."
9
“The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.”
10
"When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through."
11
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
12
"I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things."
13
"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. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away
14
"It's not a faith in technology. It's a faith in people."
15
"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."
16
“If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.”
17
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
18
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."
19
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
20
"I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed."
21
“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.”
22
"I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next."
23
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
24
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
25
"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
26
“Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
27
"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."
28
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
29
"Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'.
30
“My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others’ negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.”
31
“I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.”
32
"Things don’t have to change the world to be important."
33
"I think money is a wonderful thing because it enables you to do things. It enables you to invest in ideas that don't have a short-term payback."
34
"My job is to say when something sucks rather than sugarcoat it."
35
“If you act like you can do something, then it will work.”
36
“My self-identity does not revolve around being a businessman, though I recognize that is what I do. I think of myself more as a person who builds neat things. I like building neat things. I like making tools that are useful to people. I like working with very bright people."
37
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.”
38
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
39
"And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here."
40
“You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”
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