150+ Steve Jobs Quotes - American Businessman

Steve Jobs Quotes

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.


Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.


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.


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.


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.


Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.


That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex.


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


If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.


The most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do.


If you’re afraid of failing you won’t get very far


Never settle for average


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


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.


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


Again, 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.


You have to be burning with “an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.” If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.


Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.


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.


Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions. […] It’s not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves digging through the depth of complexity. To be truly simple, you have to go really deep. […] You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential.

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