Famous Steve Jobs Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness

This collection of quotes from Steve Jobs will inspire you to greatness in your own life and work. How will you change the world?

Steve Jobs – Business Leader and Innovator

Steve Jobs was an American businessman, inventor, and industrial designer. He was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Known for his perfectionism and demanding nature, Jobs was widely regarded as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Throughout his life, Jobs was known for his charismatic personality and his insistence on having things done his way. His creativity, passion, and vision have inspired people around the world.

Here are some of the most memorable Steve Jobs quotes:

Famous Steve Jobs Quotes

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


We do no market research. We don’t hire consultants. We just want to make great products.

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So, it better be damn good. It better be worth it.

– Steve Jobs


I think all of us need to be on guard against arrogance which knocks at the door whenever you’re successful.

– Steve Jobs

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I think all of us need to be on guard against arrogance which knocks at the door whenever you’re successful. - Steve Jobs


Sometimes life will hit you in the head with a brick, don’t lose faith.

– Steve Jobs

Sometimes life will hit you in the head with a brick, don’t lose faith. - Steve Jobs


I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

– Steve Jobs


I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

– Steve Jobs


If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

– Steve Jobs

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. - Steve Jobs


Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.

– Steve Jobs

Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right. - Steve Jobs


The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

– 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


You can build your own things that other people can use. And once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

– Steve Jobs


I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better.

– Steve Jobs

I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better. - Steve Jobs


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. 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.

– Steve Jobs


Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

– Steve Jobs


Quotes of 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


The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


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The Lisa people wanted to do something great. And the Mac people want to do something insanely great. The difference shows.

– Steve Jobs


Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you’re doing.

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


In the broadest context, the goal is to seek enlightenment however you define it.

– Steve Jobs

In the broadest context, the goal is to seek enlightenment however you define it. - 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. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

– Steve Jobs


Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.

– Steve Jobs

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. - Steve Jobs


Focus is about saying NO.

– Steve Jobs

Focus is about saying NO. - Steve Jobs


I always advise people Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


Best Quotes Steve Jobs

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.

– Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

– Steve Jobs


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

– Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs


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

– Steve Jobs

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


If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

– Steve Jobs


All I ask is that today, you do the best work of your entire life.

– 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


Things don’t have to change the world to be important.

– Steve Jobs

Things don’t have to change the world to be important. - Steve Jobs


I don’t care about being right. I care about success and doing the right thing.

– Steve Jobs

I don’t care about being right. I care about success and doing the right thing. - Steve Jobs


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.

– Steve Jobs


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

– Steve Jobs

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


Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…. The ones who see things differently–they’re not fond of rules…. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.

– Steve Jobs


My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others’ negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.

– Steve Jobs


If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?

– Steve Jobs


I want to put a ding in the universe.

– Steve Jobs


Steve Jobs Inspirational Quotes

I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.

– Steve Jobs


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

– Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs


Once you discover one simple fact, and that is everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you.

– Steve Jobs


It’s impossible to fail if you learn from your mistakes. Don’t give up.

– Steve Jobs

It’s impossible to fail if you learn from your mistakes. Don’t give up. - Steve Jobs


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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If you want to make everyone happy, don’t be a leader, sell ice cream.

– 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


I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

– Steve Jobs


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

– Steve Jobs


If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.

– Steve Jobs

If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail. - Steve Jobs


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

– Steve Jobs


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

– Steve Jobs

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. - Steve Jobs


The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person.

– Steve Jobs


You have to believe that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

– Steve Jobs

You have to believe that the dots will somehow connect in your future. - Steve Jobs


The people that have really made the contributions have been the thinkers and the doers.

– Steve Jobs

The people that have really made the contributions have been the thinkers and the doers. - Steve Jobs


For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

– Steve Jobs


If I try my best and fail, well, I’ve tried my best.

– Steve Jobs

If I try my best and fail, well, I’ve tried my best. - Steve Jobs

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