Steve Jobs, the Late Apple Founder and the Lessons He Left Behind

What you would see here are quotations from the late Apple founder which we thought people in any field, in any circumstances should digest. Steve Jobs just passed away. He was 56.

He was considered one of the world’s most brilliant CEOs. In world of technology, he was god. Steve Jobs left us with the technological innovations which are fruits of his ingenious mind. But apart from those tangible devices, he also shared lessons through his words. Lessons about technology, business, and life as a whole.

Steve Jobs memorable quotations

“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.”

“You know, we don’t grow most of the food we eat. We wear clothes other people make. We speak a language that other people developed. We use a mathematics that other people evolved… I mean, we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful, ecstatic feeling to create something that puts it back in the pool of human experience and knowledge.”

“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 important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying w e’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

“.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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.”