Steve Jobs Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old steve jobs quotes, steve jobs sayings, and steve jobs proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.      

Steve Jobs

Again, 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

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.     

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. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.     

Steve Jobs

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

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

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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.     

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Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.     

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

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.     

Steve Jobs

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

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.     

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

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Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat.     

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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... 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

Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown your own inner voice. Everything else is secondary.     

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

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

Steve Jobs

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.     

Steve Jobs

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.     

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Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'.     

Steve Jobs

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.     

Steve Jobs

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.     

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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

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