11 Unforgettable Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

Steve Jobs died exactly four years ago, on Oct. 5, 2011. 

Today, the legacy of the iconic Apple co-founder continues to capture the minds of millions of people, in the tech industry and beyond. His life story will hit the big screen later this month in the biographical movie "Steve Jobs." 

Undoubtedly, our collective fascination with Jobs is fueled not just by the products he helped create -- iPod, iPhone, iPad -- but by the things he said. Many of his best-known quotes, which come from magazine interviews or from his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, encapsulate Jobs' unique mix of entrepreneurial brilliance, visionary spirit and practical wisdom.  

To commemorate the anniversary of Jobs' death, we selected 11 of his most inspiring quotes: 


Lorenzo Ligato covers technology and Internet culture, and is based in New York. You can contact him at or on Twitter: @lorenzowrites.