15 Best Steve Jobs Quotes: A Path of Success and Innovation

Steve Jobs was a tireless entrepreneur and a legend during his lifetime. He was both an innovator and a visionary.

He co-founded Apple with his friend Steve Wozniak in 1976.

They built their first computer, the Apple I, in Jobs’ parents’ garage.

The Apple II followed, selling 2 million units worldwide and quickly making Steve Jobs famous and wealthy.

He also founded two new companies, one called NeXT and the other, Pixar. Pixar went on to make Toy Story, the first computer-animated film.

Apple would successfully create and launch the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad under his leadership, unveiling the various devices over a multi-year period in his legendary keynotes and making his firm the world’s most valuable company.

He also had a strong point of view. His forthright ideas on business, art, entrepreneurship, and how to make the most of life are straightforward but often unexpectedly sensible, as he is not one to pull punches.

We’ve gathered a few of his best quotes to inspire, motivate, and entertain you as you work toward your career goals:

  1. “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.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
  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.”
  1. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
  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.”
  1. “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
  1. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
  1. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
  1. “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.”
  1.  “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.”
  1. “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
  1. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

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