Famous Steve Jobs Quotes – Must Read For Every Entrepreneur

Apple's Steve JobsSteve Jobs was not only one of the greatest entrepreneurs that ever lived but also one of the greatest charismatic speakers that could swoop everyone who listened to him. His words were inspiring, motivating, intense and sometimes pretty funny.

As an internet entrepreneur I’ve been touched many times when i heard him speak and i could certainly relate and sympathize with his sayings. Here are some famous Steve Jobs quotes from over the years:

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

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

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

“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.”

“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.”

“It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry (the Itunes Music Store). This is landmark stuff. I can’t overestimate it!”

“I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.”

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

“Unfortunately, people are not rebelling against Microsoft. They don’t know any better.”

“My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”

“Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. One is very fortunate if you get to work on just one of these in your career. Apple’s been very fortunate it’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world.”

“The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.”

Steve Jobs On Stage“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.”

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

“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.”

“Death is the destination we all share.”

Do you want more? You can watch this excellent video of the best moments of Steve Jobs on stage (part 1 out of 3):