8 Inspiring Steve Jobs Business Quotes

Steve Jobs is the master of modern technology. As well as sparking the technology revolution that has shaped the 21st century, Jobs was a great orator and left us with numerous gems to inspire us in business and life.

In the words of his biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs was a, "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."

When in need of creative or business inspiration I read my favourite Steve Jobs quotes - and they never fail to motivate.

Here is a round-up of my all-time favourites, courtesy of Mr Jobs: 

 
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Credit: Joi Ito via Flickr

1. "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."

 
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Credit: Ben Stanfield via Flickr

2. "Half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."

 
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Credit: Bill Bradford via Flcikr

3. "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

 
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Credit: Jim Trottier via Flickr

4. "Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."

 
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Credit: Ben Stanfield via Flickr

5. "Let's go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday."

 
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Credit: Annie Bananie Angel soon via Flickr

6. "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."

 
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Credit: Kashmir Global via Flickr

7. "If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?"

 

8. THAT Stanford University Graduation Speech

In 2005 Jobs gave a memorising and truly inspirations speech to Stanford University Graduates. It's a must-watch and my all time favourite:

 

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