I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
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.
I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
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.
You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?
I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.
We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?
The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.
I’m actually as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done.
In the broadest context, the goal is to seek enlightenment – however you define it.
You have to believe that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better.
You can build your own things that other people can use. And once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
I always advise people – Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.
I don’t care about being right. I care about success and doing the right thing.
We are very careful about what features we add because we can’t take them away.
Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart.
One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.
You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
Now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you, ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish.
And you can change it, you can influence it.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
If you want it, you can fly, you just have to trust you a lot.
Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
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.
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.
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.