Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Born to two University of Wisconsin graduate students, he was given up for adoption. As an infant, he was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs. He dropped out of Reed College and experimented with different pursuits before co-founding Apple in 1976. In early 1974, he went for a pilgrimage to India for experiencing Buddhism. He left Apple in 1985, launching Pixar Animation Studios. More than a decade later, he returned to Apple. He died in 2011 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. EliteColumn lists out the most inspirational Steve Jobs quotes.
12 Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
“Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs
“The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.” – Steve Jobs
“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.” – Steve Jobs
“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.” – Steve Jobs
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
“Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
“My self-identity does not revolve around being a businessman, though I recognize that is what I do. I think of myself more as a person who builds neat things.” – Steve Jobs
“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs
“One of the things I like the most is dropping a new idea on a bunch of incredibly smart and talented people and then letting them work it out themselves. I like all of that very, very much.” – Steve Jobs
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