Tribute: Steve Jobs

With Steve Jobs recent passing, he leaves behind a legacy that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and land him the league of the world’s greatest visionaries. Whether or not you’re a fan of Apple products, Jobs’ innovative and creative contributions, paired with his unique work style and approach to technology, serve as an inspiration for people the world over. In tribute of this Titan of Technology, here’s a collection of some of Steve Jobs’ most inspirational quotes. Read them and let this visionary’s words inspire…

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Subconscious Films

“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. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

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

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

“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. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
Smithsonian Institute

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
NBC Nightly News

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

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