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15 Timeless Steve Jobs Quotes on Success, 6 Years after His Death

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 6, 2017

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Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, but he continues to influence and inspire the way we live, work and think today, six years after his death. Jobs had a way with words and opinions on nearly every topic, including love, life, succeeding in business and a whole lot more.

On Thursday morning, current Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his ongoing appreciation for Jobs on the sixth anniversary of his passing. Cook said the former Apple CEO was “Still with us, still inspiring us.”

Jobs Success Quotes on Anniversary of His Death 

 

In memory of the man himself, we’ve compiled our favorite Steve Jobs quotes on how to succeed in life and business, drawn from his many lectures and speeches when alive. Read and enjoy. Be motivated and inspired!

 

1. "Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith."

 

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

 

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

 

4. "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."

 

5. "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."

 

6. "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."

 

7. "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."

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8. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

12. "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."

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bonus Steve Jobs Quote: 

 

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

 

See Also: 40 Memorable Bill Gates Quotes to Inspire You In Life.

 


George Mathews is a staff writer for WebWriterSpotlight.com. He is passionate about personal growth and development.


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