44 Inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs

Handpicked inspiring collection of quotes by Steve Jobs

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

Once you discover one simple fact, and that is everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you.

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.

We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out ok.

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.

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.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.

I believe life is an intelligent thing, that things aren’t random.

Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there

I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.

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Older people sit down and ask, what is it? but the boy asks, what can I do with it?.

I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better.

Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.

People judge you on your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart.

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

I always advise people – Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.

Things don’t have to change the world to be important.

We’re just enthusiastic about what we do.

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.

If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.

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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.

The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person.

Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.

I think the things you most regret in life are things you didn’t do. What you really regret was never asking that girl to dance.

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 ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.

Life goes on and you learn from it.

The smallest company in the world can look as large as the largest company on the web.

You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity.

The most precious thing that we all have with us is time.

I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all.

No, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here.

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.

Most people don’t get those experiences because they never ask. I’ve never found anybody that didn’t want to help me if I asked them for help.

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We are aware that we are doing something significant. We’re here at the beginning of it and we’re able to shape how it goes.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.