Steve Jobs Quotes

Last updated: July 13th, 2020

 “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

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

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

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

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. 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” 

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.”

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

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

“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.”

“Creativity is just connecting things.”

Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday. 

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.

I’m actually as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. 

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.

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.

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

Now, we are selling over 5 million songs a day now. Isn’t that unbelievable? That’s 58 songs every second of every minute of every hour of every day.

“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.” 

 “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.”

“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.” 

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

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