Steve Jobs Quotes: The top 10

As we venture toward a successful 2014 in our careers, life, and just about everything, we could all use a little inspiration. In no particular order, here are our 10 favorite Steve Jobs quotes:

  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “I want to put a ding in the universe.”
  • “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.”
  • “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”
  • “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
  • “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
  • “My favorite things in life do not cost any money. It is really clear that the most precious resouce we all have is time.”
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Did we leave out a gem? Drop it in the comments or shoot me your ideas directly @AllanBlocker on Twitter.


  1. Mufaddal Fidahussein
    January 21, 2014

    something along the lines of “Stay hungry, Stay foolish”

  2. Adiman423
    January 21, 2014

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

  3. mrfisma
    January 22, 2014

    “Can we raise the tone of conversation here?”

    • William Roark
      January 22, 2014

      you should probably listen harder, what about “life is short” don’t you understand?

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