Top 25 Steve Jobs Quotes

1. "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."

2. "I always advise people—Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have no responsibilities."

3. "You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."

4. "Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart."

5. "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."

6. "People judge you on your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected."

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

8. "Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice."

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

10. "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."

11. "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."

12. "There is no reason not to follow your heart."

13. "What a circle of life. You know? Life is just always mysterious and surprising, and you never know what’s around the next corner."

14. "Don’t take it all too seriously. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away."

15. "People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing and it’s totally true. And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up. It’s really hard. And you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up."

16. "That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity."

17. "Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday."

18. "You get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going."

19. "Most people don’t get those experiences because they never ask. I’ve never found anybody that didn’t want to help me if I asked them for help."

20. "Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask. And that’s what separates sometimes the people that do things from the people that just dream about them."

21. "You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far."

22. "But I believe life is an intelligent thing, that things aren’t random."

23. "I’m a long-term kind of person."

24. "We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It’s pretty great."

25. "Life goes on and you learn from it."