10 Inspirational Life Quotes From Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was an indisputably brilliant innovator and business man. He also had a way with words. When he died in 2012 he left us with a trove of brilliant advice and musings on life.

Here are ten inspirational quotes about how to live a happy life that has purpose and meaning.

On keeping a good perspective…

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.

Your heart is your compasse…

Steve Jobs quote about living life to the fullest.

You must trust yourself…

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. 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.

On self reflection…

One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.

On how to stay happy…

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.

On the importance of loving what you do…

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

On trying new things…

Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.

On living life to the fullest…

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

The relationship between freedom and creativity…

…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, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

Words to live by…

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Do you know a good Steve Jobs quote? Let us know in the comments!

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