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Jobs: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. (2005)

Steve Jobs speaking at Stanford:

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.

Jobs : Here’s to the Crazy Ones. (1997)

Here’s to the Crazy Ones.

The Troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.

They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They Inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?

Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that usually do.

– Steve Jobs