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His famous 2005 commencement speech at Stanford Many of Steve Jobs most inspiring and quotable lines come from his famous 2005 commencement speech at Stanford , when he told assembled graduates, "Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life."
But the late Apple co-founder,who died a year ago Friday, had many other colorful and insightful things to say…
1"What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. Its the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
2 "I end up not buying a lot of things, because I find them ridiculous."
3"I think death is the mostwonderful invention of life. Itpurges the system of these old models that are obsolete."
4 "People think focus means saying yes to the thing youve got to focus on. But thats not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. Im actually as proud of the things we havent done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things."
5"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesnt matter to me. ... Going to bed at night saying weve done something wonderful -- thats what matters to me."
6 "My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better."
7"If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever youve done and whoever you were and throw them away."
8 "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
9 "My model for business is the Beatles.They were four guys who kept each others kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Thats how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. Theyre done by a team of people ."
10 "I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates."