16 inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs

Publish date 02 September 2013
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Even seriously ill with cancer, Steve Jobs - founder and leader of Apple until two years ago - remained strong in spirit and set an example to others literally until the last moment of his life. Books and movies have already been written about Jobs, and his words continue to inspire people for new achievements. TechNews has selected 16 of the most significant quotes from the late Apple founder:

1. It is very difficult to create products based on focus group results. Often people don't even imagine what they want until you show it to them.

2. Achieving simplicity is harder than complexity. You have to work hard to gain purity of thought and make things simple. But it's worth it, because once you achieve that simplicity, you can move mountains.

3. In this business, it is impossible to deceive people. The products speak for themselves.

4. If you are a good carpenter and make a beautiful chest of drawers, you will not use plywood for its back just because no one will ever see it. You will know that it is there and that is why you will use beautiful wood even for the invisible part. The aesthetics and quality of the product must be up to par, only then will you be able to sleep peacefully.

5. Quality is more important than quantity.

6. The computer is the most significant invention of mankind. It's like a bicycle to the mind.

7. I would exchange all my technology for one night in the company of Socrates.

8. I am proud of many products that we have not made, as well as the products that we have created. Innovation doesn't say a thousand things.

9. It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

10. My dismissal from Apple was one of the best things that ever happened to me. The burden of being successful has been replaced by the ease of starting over. This dismissal set me free to begin one of the most creative periods of my life.

11. Work takes up a significant part of your life and the only way to get satisfaction from life is to do what you think is a good job. And the only way to do a good job is to love what you do.

12. It makes no sense for me to be the richest man in the cemetery. Going to bed at night, to say that we did something really wonderful - it matters.

13. My business model is the Beatles. They complemented each other, and the total was more than a simple sum of parts. That's how I see business - great things are never done by one person, but by teams.

14. It's not important for me to be right, I only think about success. It is not a problem to admit my mistake. What matters to me is whether we do the right things.

15. Remembering that I will die soon is the most important tool to make a big choice in my life. Awareness of impending death is the best way to avoid falling into the trap of thinking I have something to lose.

16. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.


Source: dir.bg.