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10 Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Updated on May 19, 2015

Steve Jobs Quotes

"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."
Steve Jobs

If you have to work, you may as well enjoy it. Find what you love to do and always pursue it. Nothing will ever just come to you, it takes time and hard work. Keep searching and never give up. You should love what you do and have fun doing it.

"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."
Steve Jobs

Don't waste your time by working for someone else's dream. Find yourself, be creative, think outside of the box. You shouldn't let other people's opinions effect what you do with your life. Sometimes you just need to quit your job and find yourself. Don't ever settle, be the best person you can be.

"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."
Steve Jobs

Don't let people keep you down. Everyone has an inner voice and they know somewhere deep inside what to do. People are always going to tell you that you aren't good enough. Never listen, always keep moving forward. You have a feeling in your gut, and you need to follow it.

"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. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."
Steve Jobs

Death is coming for everyone, it is the way life works. One day you are on top of the world, the next someone else is. In with the new and out with the old. It is the circle of life, it is how things are and will be. This age is coming to an end for some, and just starting for others.

"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."
Steve Jobs

Sometimes people realize what they do doesn't matter. Most people are doing something that doesn't really effect many other people. If today was your last day to live, would you be inclined to do what you do everyday? Probably not. So you should always mix it up, try new things, and don't become repetitive.

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

When you create something that has never been created before, you pave the road for people to follow. You can either reinvent the wheel, or create hover technology. It is about moving people forward. Competition creates innovation.

"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 in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."
Steve Jobs

When we are put into a position of no coming back, sometimes we think differently of what is around us. We put things into perspective. You may decide to make changes within your life. When you are put in front of death, somethings lose their value.

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
Steve Jobs

Be the best you can be, always. Don't ever give less than you have to. Sometimes you may be in a place where greatness is expected.

"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."
Steve Jobs

We are all different. Money doesn't bring happiness, it brings an easier life, and new problems. Most of the things that make us happy, don't have a cost.

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

When you work in environment where something you build can affect peoples lives is empowering. Being apart of something that can change the world is an accomplishment. When you are in a place like that, it is easy to feel as though you may have an effect on the future.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things."
Steve Jobs

Sometimes creativity comes by accident. It is usually experienced from an action that isn't the norm. People will do something abnormal, that no one else has and discover something new. It happens everyday.


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