His commencement address at Stanford in 2005, that ends with the infamous admonition "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."
In that address, delivered after Mr. Jobs was told he had cancer, Mr. Jobs told his audience that “death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent.” The benefit of death, he said, is you know not to waste life living someone else’s choices.
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose," Mr. Jobs said.
Furthermore, the man's intention of getting someone to publish a book about himself, “I wanted my kids to know me.”
“I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.”
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life," he said, sounding as if the very thought of living someone else's life infuriated him. "Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
another event Steve quoted;
"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 to me."
– Wall Street Journal 1993