40 Famous Steve Jobs Quotes to Fuel Your Life Dreams and Goals

Steve Jobs is one of the greatest revolutionary in modern technologies.

Having been forced out of Apple – the company he co-founded and by the person he hired. Steve Jobs never let his guard down. He loved what he was doing and he started all over again.

In the next years, he founded Next and funded Pixar to produce the first 3D animated feature film, Toy Story.

He returned to Apple a CEO and helped Apple revive from the verge of bankruptcy. And the rest is the history of what is Apple today and how it has

We have gathered 40 Steve Jobs Quotes that will fuel your life to achieve your dreams and goals.

Famous Steve Jobs Quotes to Motivate you

1. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

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2. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, 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, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Steve Jobs Quotes on Path to Success 

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

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9. You should never start a company with the goal of getting rich. Your goal should be making something you believe in and making a company that will last.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. The hardest thing when you think about focusing. You think focusing is about saying “Yes.” No. Focusing is about saying “No.” And when you say “No,” you piss off people.

13. I’d been rejected, but I was still in love, so I decided to start over.

14. I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you I had a very strong opinion, and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.

15. When You Need A Miracle, Be Miracle.

Steve Jobs Quotes on Excelling Design

16. 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.

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

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

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

Steve Jobs Quotes on the Journey of Life

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

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

22. Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.

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23. 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.

24. 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.

25. I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.

26. Everything around you that you call life was made up by people, and you can change it.

27. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. 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.

28. 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 Quotes on Innovation and How to achieve it

29. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

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30. 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.

31. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

32. Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.

33. 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.

34. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

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35. Creativity is just connecting things.

36. Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.

37. 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 Quotes on Impact of Technology and Customers

38. You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.

39. 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.

40. 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.

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