21 Powerful Inspirational & Memorable Quotes from Steve Jobs – for Everyone!
Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) – synonym for charisma and continuous desire for innovation which makes the world better place for living and also known as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution.
Simple and practical are the big people in this world. Those are the 2 words which are coming on my mind, when I should define him, the man, who by the spirit of a hippie, aspired to give emphasis on other values in life.
His life story and his powerful and inspirational quotes are motivation and driving force of many people nowadays from the entire world, also for me …
Apple published on their web page some of the millions of memories and thoughts about him from his fans and people who loved and respected him.
In remembrance of him, two years after his death, as respect and admiration I’m sharing with you my 21 favorite quotes from him:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
4. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
8. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
9. It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
10. Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
11. Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.
12. I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
13. I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all.
14. This revolution, the information revolution, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It’s very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now?
15. 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!
16. 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. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
17. Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.
18. Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.
19. My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.
20. I’ve got the greatest family in the world, and I’ve got my work. And that’s pretty much all I do. I don’t socialize much or go to conferences. I love my family, and I love running Apple, and I love Pixar. And I get to do that. I’m very lucky.
21. Stay hungry, stay foolish!