15 of The Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs

Jan 17, 2014 | Articles

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15 of The Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs
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Steve Jobs left a legacy behind – a legacy of computers, smartphones, music, movies, and more. His life is without a doubt, one of the most successful stories of transformation in the world. Jobs went from being fired by Apple in 1985 to being rehired and helping it become a global leader in producing innovative, smart and beautifully designed products.

He was always keen on helping others get motivated and inspired by his story. He taught the world how to live a challenging, meaningful and fulfilling life. Here are 15 of the most inspirational quotes by Steve Jobs:

1. “Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.”

2. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

3. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

4. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

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

6. “If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.”

7. “If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.”

8. “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.”

9. “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.”

10. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. 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.”

11. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

12. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

13. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

14.  “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

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.”

 

  • techguy

    #3 and #12 are the same…just sayin.