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Steve Jobs’ best life quotes and his famous commencement address at Stanford

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Along with being a technological guru, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was well known for his thoughtful opinions on life, and even death.

And CNET reports the release of a new book of Jobs' best quotes is being moved up after the Apple leader’s passing. "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words," is expected to be available to consumers by the end of the month.

According to Center Networks, Jobs said, at Triumph of the Nerds from PBS in June 1996, “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. I mean that in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas and they don’t bring much culture into their products. I have no problem with their success— I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products.”

For his part, Gates said through a spokesperson upon hearing of Jobs’ passing that he was "truly saddened" and saluted the "profound impact" he had on the world. According to Tech Radar, he said, "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely." has an Apple advertisement from 1997 featuring Richard Branson that never aired. It read: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

On May 25, 1993 Jobs said to CNN Money, according to Center Networks, “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.”


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Reuters reports that at his commencement speech at Stanford in 2005, Jobs said, “Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

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