101 Most Inspiring Quotes From Tech

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From Microsoft Bill Gates to Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, these are Business Leaders that have built some of the greatest companies of our time. It’s really difficult to rank these quotes in their order based on how notable they are, for me personally, some of my favourites would be 12, 14, 39, 44, 74, 77, 85, 93 and I’ll like to know what yours are, do you think We’re missing any that should’ve been there, you can add it in the comments section, while most of the quotes here are Tech based, We’ve added a few that are not strictly from Tech and do hope you’ll find them both inspiring and interesting

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101 Most Inspiring Quotes From Tech

  1. I don’t care if you’re a billionaire. If you haven’t started a company, really gambled your resume and your money and maybe even your marriage to just go crazy and try something on your own, you’re no pirate and you aren’t in the club. – Michael Arrington, TechCrunch
  2. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. – Bob Parsons, GoDaddy
  3. As we go forward, I hope we’re going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work. – Sergey Brin, Google Inc
  4. Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  5. Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny leads to reduced corruption and stronger democracies in all society’s institutions, including government, corporations and other organisations. A healthy, vibrant and inquisitive journalistic media plays a vital role in achieving these goals. We are part of that media. – Wikileaks
  6. If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG – -Bill Gates
  7. What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” (film “Memory & Imagination,” 1990) – Steve Jobs – Former Apple CEO & Co Founder
  8. People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” (Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference, 1997) – Steve Jobs – Former Apple CEO & Co Founder
  9. The key to success for everything in business, science and technology is never to follow the others. – Masaru Ibuka, Sony
  10. Branding is what you do, not what you call it. – Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software
  11. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke
  12. Do what you love and the rest will come. – Dennis Crowley, Foursquare
  13. Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. -Daniel J. Boorstin
  14. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. (“The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs,” 2001)
  15. Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture. – – Howard Schultz, Starbucks
  16. I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. – Steve Jobs (Newsweek, 2001)
  17. The young and the ambitious share a common risk: appearing naive. – Scott Belsky, Behance
  18. The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way. – -Marshall McLuhan
  19. Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
  20. Everybody’s chasing that leading edge, but there’s an awful lot of opportunity in the trailing edge. – Matt Rutledge, Woot!
  21. Any technology that does not appear magical is insufficiently advanced. -Gregory Benford
  22. Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. – Albert Einstein
  23. For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. -Richard P. Feynman
  24. When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. – Josh James, Omniture
  25. You have chosen the wrong path if it’s not fun. And you are probably not taking enough risk if it’s not hard and rocky sometimes. – Marc Benioff, Salesforce
  26. Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand, and those who understand what they do not manage. -Mike Trout
  27. We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
    Working software over comprehensive documentation
    Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
    Responding to change over following a planThat is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.- The Agile Software Development Manifesto
  28. The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. -Edward Teller
  29. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffet
  30. Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. -Freeman Dyson
  31. All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent -David Brower
  32. Learn early, learn often. – – Drew Houston, Dropbox
  33. Keep an idea log where you write everything down, even the bad ideas. – Joshua Schachter, Delicious
  34. One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.
    – Jeff BezosAmazon
  35. Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster. – Simon Wiesenthal
  36. The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. -Steve Ballmer
  37. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford
  38. When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts. – Larry Ellison, Oracle
  39. Don’t spend too much time planning, release early and often, some things will work, others won’t, refine and move forward and above all forget the money, just make sure you love what you’re doing. – Kevin Rose, Digg
  40. Do you realize if it weren’t for Edison we’d be watching TV by candlelight? -Al Boliska
  41. User experience is everything.  It always has been, but it’s still undervalued and under-invested in.  If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it.  Obsess over it.  Live and breathe it.  Get your whole company on board. – Evan Williams, Twitter
  42. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. – Bill Gates
  43. Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy. – Tim Westergren, Pandora
  44. Empower yourself and realise the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. – Catharina Bruns
  45. A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. Steve Jobs, Apple
  46. I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. – Isaac Asimov
  47. I want to put a ding in the universe. – Steve Jobs
  48. I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. – Isaac Asimov
  49. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. – Albert Einstein
  50. This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. – Holstee
  51. Remember: It’s not innovation until it gets built. – Garry Tan, Posterous
  52. Get your idea out in the wild, iterate your ass off, and hopefully build something spectacular. – Kyle Bragger, Forrst
  53. Solve a real problem and the world is yours. – Aaron Patzer, Mint
  54. Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. – Arianna Huffington
  55. We want Google to be the third half of your brain. – Sergey Brin, Google
  56. The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. – Bill Gates
  57. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. 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 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. – Apple Inc.
  58. No one remembers how you got there, only that you got there. – Jason Calacanis, Mahalo
  59. You need a team that’s going to care about this thing as much as you do. – Scott Heiferman, Meetup
  60. Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not. – Michael Dell
  61. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein
  62. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it. – Bre Pettis
  63. We’re never done with simplicity. – WordPress Philosophy
  64. Anyone who puts a small gloss on a fundamental technology, calls it proprietary, and then tries to keep others from building on it, is a thief. – Tim O’Reilly
  65. Your work speaks for you. – Michael Lopp
  66. Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. – Thomas Alva Edison
  67. It’s much better to start during an economic downturn. Partnerships are easier; hiring is easier; and the competition starts later. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn
  68. We have a mantra: don’t be evil, which is to do the best things we know how for our users, for our customers, for everyone. So I think if we were known for that, it would be a wonderful thing. – Larry Page, Google
  69. I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then. – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  70. Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. – Steve Wozniak
  71. Charge for something and make more than you spend. – Marco Arment, Instapaper
  72. Everyone tells you how they are going to be “special”, but few do the work to get there. Do the work. – Mark Cuban
  73. Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork. – Sam Ewing
  74. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
  75. You have got to be willing to be poor as an entrepreneur. – Sean Parker, Founders Fund
  76. “To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” – Paul Ehrlich
  77. Don’t try to be original, just try to be good. – Paul Rand, Designer
  78. Encouraged in this direction, designers then apply their skill and imagination to sell dog biscuits, designer coffee, diamonds, detergents, hair gel, cigarettes, credit cards, sneakers, butt toners, light beer and heavy-duty recreational vehicles. Commercial work has always paid the bills, but many graphic designers have now let it become, in large measure, what graphic designers do. This, in turn, is how the world perceives design. The profession’s time and energy is used up manufacturing demand for things that are inessential at best. – First Things First, Design Manifesto
  79. “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso
  80. Fail often so you can succeed sooner. – Tom Kelley, IDEO
  81. All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. – Mark Kennedy
  82. Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop. – Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart
  83. “Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.” – Leonard Brandwein
  84. The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. – Karl Marx
  85. A good idea is worthless without impeccable execution and a commitment to iterate. – Zach Klein, Vimeo
  86. You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground. – Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon
  87. Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. – John F. Kennedy
  88. We’re not motivated by money. We are into this thing that we’re building. – David Karp, Tumblr
  89. Do the stuff you enjoy, as opposed to the stuff you think you should be doing. – Evan Spiridellis, JibJab
  90. To be successful, you have to have quantity of quality. – Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
  91. It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are. – Clive James
  92. The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. – B. F. Skinner Contingencies of Reinforcement, 1969
  93. We’re not really good at knowing what we want, and we are very quick to say “this sucks”. That’s where the opportunity lies. – Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine Library
  94. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone, Twitter
  95. You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. – Steve Case, AOL
  96. The strongest thing you can cultivate as an entrepreneur is to not rely on luck but cultivating an ability to recognize fortunate situations when they are occurring. – Jack Dorsey, Twitter
  97. Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked. – Jeff Pesis
  98. The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. Steve Ballmer
  99. Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine. – Sergey Brin
  100. The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don’t design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don’t really care, as long as we’re selling the one the customer wants. – Michael Dell
  101. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. – Bill Gates

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