'Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.'
- Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, co-founder, ex-chairman, and ex-CEO of Apple Inc., needs no introduction. His vision, passion, and hunger for innovation made him an incredible example for the world. He has not only changed numerous lives with his amazing contribution to information technology, but has also opened many doors for advanced inventions.
Apart from being an excellent innovator, he was a splendid speaker. His inspirational words and speeches have impacted the lives of many. Every event of his life, whether it's about his first invention or about his fight with cancer, has something or the other for everyone to learn from.
Motivational Quotes by Steve Jobs
Known for his great speeches, Steve Jobs has always inspired people to follow their heart. In this Buzzle article, we have compiled some of his most inspirational quotes about life, death, dreams, and perseverance. Most of the quotes are extracted from his speeches.
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
"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."
"The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do something that can change the world."
"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."
"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."
"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."
"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. 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."
"I want to put a ding in the universe."
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
"Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles."
"If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you've done and whoever you were and throw them away."
"That's been one of my mantra - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
"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."
Though he is not around anymore, Steve Job's inspirational words will keep encouraging people for a long time to come. Rest in peace Steve.