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.


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

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

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You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.     

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When you're in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not.     

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We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.     

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

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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.     

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

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To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.     

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I'm not dismissing the value of higher education; I'm simply saying it comes at the expense of experience.     

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

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Whenever you do any one thing intensely over a period of time you have to give up other lives you could be living. You have to have a real single-minded kind of tunnel vision if you want to get anything significant accomplished. Especially if the desire is not to be a businessman, but to be a creative person.     

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

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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.     

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

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

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We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.     

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Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.     

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

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Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?     

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

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I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but 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.     

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

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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.     

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

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Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.     

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Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square hotels, the ones who see things differently - they're not fond of rules.     

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