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Steve Jobs Top Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

Steve Jobs was an American businessman that was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. He was widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shortly after his death. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth in San Francisco and raised in the San Francisco Bay arena during the 1960s. But his biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandai was born into a Muslim household and grew up in Homs, Syria. Steve Jobs father is the son of a self-made millionaire who did not go to college and his mother was a traditional housewife.

In October 2003, Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer. But despite the diagnosis, he resisted his doctor’s recommendation for medical intervention for nine months just relying on a pseudo-medicine diet to try natural healing to cure the disease. Steve Jobs died around on October 5, 2011, at his Palo Alto, California home due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated cancer which resulted to Respiratory Arrest. He had lost consciousness the day before and died with his wife, children, and sisters at his side

Top Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs Quotes

“My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.”

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“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.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

“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.”

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.”

Steve Jobs Quotes

“Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don’t have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don’t have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.”

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“I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honourable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.”

“We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.”

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.”

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.”

“I get asked a lot why Apple’s customers are so loyal. It’s not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That’s ridiculous.”

“The reason we wouldn’t make a seven-inch tablet isn’t that we don’t want to hit a price point, it’s because we don’t think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen.”

“So when these people sell out, even though they get fabulously rich, they’re gypping themselves out of one of the potentially most rewarding experiences of their unfolding lives. Without it, they may never know their values or how to keep their newfound wealth in perspective.”

“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.”

“It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we’d given customers what they said they wanted, we’d have built a computer they’d have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they’d want now.”

“Well, Apple invented the PC as we know it, and then it invented the graphical user interface as we know it eight years later (with the introduction of the Mac). But then, the company had a decade in which it took a nap.”

Steve Jobs Quotes

“Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus’ success in the spreadsheet – basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.”

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“Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don’t have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don’t have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.”

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.”

“Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experiences that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes.”

“For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

According to Harvard researcher Ramzi Amri, Steve Jobs choice of alternative treatment “led to his unnecessarily early death”

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