Steve Jobs death at the age of 56 came as a surprise on the news today. The Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. The American computer entrepreneur and inventor died on October 5, 2011 with his illness.
It is remembered that in mid 2004, Steve Jobs appear to his employees and admitted he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas.
Steve Jobs death was confirmed by his family in a statement “He died peacefully today surrounded by his family”.
Apple then released another official statement saying “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts”.
Steve Jobs death is saddening however could be a great inspiration for everyone. This man is not your ordinary business man. His life is an inspiration. He is a man of wisdom. He even said in one interview that he willing to trade all of his technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
Here are some great lines to live by even after Steve Jobs death:
“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.”
“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.”
“No one wants to die. Even people who wanna go to heaven don’t wanna die to get there.”
“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.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
“Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, 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.”
“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.”
“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world? “
“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
“Real artists ship.”
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”
“We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.”
“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
“I was worth about over a million dollars when I was twenty-three and over ten million dollars when I was twenty-four, and over a hundred million dollars when I was twenty-five and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”
“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
“Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.”
***End – Great Words to live by on Steve Jobs Death.