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40 Legendary Steve Jobs Quotes about Work, Life, and Money

Are you aware of Steve Jobs, full name Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, and passed away on October 5, 2011, in Palo Alto, California.

Steve Jobs was an American businessman and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc,(now Apple Inc). He was widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields. Jobs is also known for his vision and attention to detail, which helped make Apple and its products successful.

40 Steve Jobs on Life

He had offered wise counsel about learning from mistakes, trusting your gut, and making the most of one’s brief existence. He died leaving behind not only a very prosperous business but also a wealth of knowledge. Here are the 40 Best inspiring and motivating quotes by steve jobs.

5 Quotes by Steve Jobs

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1. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

2. “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.”

3. “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.”

4. “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.”

5. “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.”

10 Quotes by Steve Jobs on Work

6. “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.”

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7. “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

8. “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.”

9. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

10. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

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

12. “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.”

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

14. “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. 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.”

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15. “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.”

5 Quotes by Steve Jobs on Leadership

16. “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.”

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

18. “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”

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

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

10 Steve Jobs Quotes on Life

21. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

22. “Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

23. “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.”

24. “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So, it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”

25. “I want to put a ding in the universe.”

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

27. “I’ve been rejected, but I am still in love.”

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

29. “God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.”

30. “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.”

10 Quotes about Steve Jobs

31. “Death is very likely The single best invention of Life”

32. “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

33. “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, live with the problem, and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.”

34. “I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success.”

35. “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.”

36. “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.”

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37. “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.”

38. “The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!”

39. “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.”

40. “Without death, there would be very little progress.”

Steve Jobs Last Words for the World

Steve Jobs’ last words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” These words were spoken while he was looking up at the stars with his family around him. He was reported to be peaceful and content in those last moments before he passed away.

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