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Top 12 Most Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes
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Top 12 Most Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs was is one of the most respected entrepreneurs and inventors of his time. In 1976 he founded Apple together with his friend Steve Wozniak. They created their first computer, the Apple I, in the garage of Jobs' parents. This was followed by the Apple II, which sold 2 million units worldwide quickly making Steve Jobs famous and wealthy. As Apple grew, Steve Jobs brought in John Sculley, a more experienced CEO, to run the company. In 1985, following a long power struggle with Sculley, Jobs was fired from his own company. During this time he started a new company called NeXT and another company called Pixar. Pixar went on to create the first computer-animated film, Toy Story. 12 years later, Apple bought NeXT and Jobs returned to Apple as the head of the company. Under his renewed leadership Apple would successfully develop and launch the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, launching the different products in a multi-year pace in his famous keynotes and making his company the highest valued company in the world.

In 2003, Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. He spent the following years fighting against the disease and undergoing several hospitalizations and work stoppages, appearing increasingly thin. During this time he still managed to personally introduce the iPhone and the iPad keynotes. He died October 5, 2011 at his home in Palo Alto, at the age of fifty-six.


His passion for making a "dent in the universe" and his drive for perfection in everything he touched revolutionized 6 industries; phones, music, animated movies, PCs, tablets and digital publishing.

Here are some of Steve Jobs' best inspiring quotes that will encourage you to live the life of your dreams.

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

― Steve Jobs

“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.”

― Steve Jobs

“Creativity is just connecting things.”

― Steve Jobs

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

― Steve Jobs

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

― Steve Jobs

“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.”

― Steve Jobs

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

― Steve Jobs

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

― Steve Jobs

“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.”

― Steve Jobs

“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.”

― Steve Jobs

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

― Steve Jobs

Here is a bonus quote that we could not leave out:

“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, 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… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.”

― Steve Jobs

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