Steve Jobs inspiring memorable quotes

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“The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.”

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

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

“I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you I had a very strong opinion, and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.”

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

“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.”

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

“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.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

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

“Don’t let the noise of other’s’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

“I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over ten million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and it wasn’t that important – because I never did it for the money.”

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.”

“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and…to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

“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.”

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.”

“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.”

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, 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.”

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

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