quote by Steve Jobs

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

— Steve Jobs

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Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

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

You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.


I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.

You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado, these were powerful engines just turning out people ready to create and grow businesses.

If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work

Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.


If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

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

Don't settle, as with all matters of the heart you'll know when you find it

Death is very likely the single best invention of life.

It is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.


Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick.

Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.

You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

You've got to find what you love.

I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building.


Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing.

I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me.

The tragedy wasn’t that Stanford White died, but that I lived.

You're already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it.

And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.

Begin to live each day as if it was your last.

If you Google me, you'll find plenty of "dumb blonde" references - even though I graduated with honors from Stanford and studied at Oxford University. I don't let it bother me.

You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.


Death is very likely the single best invention of life.

When I was in high school in the '50s you were supposed to be an Elvis Presley, a James Dean, a Marlon Brando or a Kingston Trio type in a button-down shirt headed for the fraternities at Stanford or Cal.

If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them.

I fear - as far as I can tell - that most undergraduate degrees in computer science these days are basically Java vocational training. I've heard complaints from even mighty Stanford University with its illustrious faculty that basically the undergraduate computer science program is little more than Java certification.

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.