12 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes

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12 Most Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes

was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, inventor, and industrial designer. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.

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

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

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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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My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.

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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.

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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