Steve Jobs

Stay hungry, Stay foolish.

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

If today were the last day of my life, Would I want to do what I’m 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.

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.

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

Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'.

That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains.

My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people.

I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete.

I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.


Never, never, never, never give up.

Ones best success comed after their greatest disappointments.

-- Henry Ward

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

-― Michelangelo

Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

-― Conrad Hilton

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

-― James Allen

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure which is, try to please everybody.

-― Herbert Swope

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. That is the secret to success.

-― Swami Sivananda

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

-― Brian Tracy

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

-― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

-― Jim Rohn

Many of life ́s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

-— Thomas Edison

Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.

-— Jawaharlal Nehru

Thomas Alva Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.

We ofter miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.

There is always a better way.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.

I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

I start where the last man left off.

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.


None of us is as smart as all of us.

-― Ken Blanchard

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.

-― H.E. Luccock

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

-― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

-― J.K. Rowling

The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.

-― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Victor Hugo

There are many tongues to talk, and but few heads to think.

People do not lack strength, they lack will.

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.

Be a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

It is by suffering that human beings become angels.

Vladimir Lenin

Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.

William Shakespeare

Listen to many, Speak to a few.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

If you love and get hurt, love more.
If you love more and hurt more, love even more.
If you love even more and get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more…

Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things.

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

The object of Art is to give life a shape.

Love me or hate me, both are in my favor…If you love me, I'll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.

There are three people in yourself:Who people think you are, Who you think you are, and who you really are.

Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

Continuous effort! not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking your potential.

Walt Disney

Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.

The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.

Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.

Warren Buffet

What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Woody Allen

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.

The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.

All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.