The ant, who has toiled and dragged a crumb to his nest, will furiously defend the fruit of his labor, against whatever robber assails him. So plain, that the most dumb and stupid slave that ever toiled for a master, does constantly know that he is wronged.
We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom and our own error therein.
May our children and our children's children to a thousand generations, continue to enjoy the benefits conferred upon us by a united country, and have cause yet to rejoice under those glorious institutions bequeathed us by Washington and his compeers.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln
I have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the Declaration of Independence that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in the Declaration of Independence, I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it.
In the way our Fathers originally left the slavery question, the institution was in the course of ultimate extinction, and the public mind rested in the belief that it was in the course of ultimate extinction . . . . All I have asked or desired anywhere, is that it should be placed back again upon t
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
A man's legs must be long enough to reach the ground.
Always remember: Life is for enjoying.
Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.
We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them.
I'm not worried about the country's long-term future. This country is insanely great. What I'm worried about is that we don't talk enough about solutions.
You know, you keep on innovating, you keep on making better stuff. And if you always want the latest and greatest, then you have to buy a new iPod at least once a year.
Make it like a sunflower.
People need to have the incentive that if they invest and succeed, they can make a fair profit. Otherwise they'll stop investing.
Whatever you do, you must never let the voice in your head control the brain in your heart.
If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth - and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.
Shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you're just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
The things I've done in my life have required a lot of years of work before they took off.
I was lucky - I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents' garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years, Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees.
We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. Thatâ€™s how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing.
Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experienes that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes.
Things don't have to change the world to be important.
The mark of an innovative company is not only that it comes up with new ideas first, but also that it knows how to leapfrog when it finds itself behind.
Stealing music is not right, and I can understand people being very upset about their intellectual property being stolen.
Technology alone is not enough.
We just wanted to build the best thing we could build
My philosophy is that everything starts with a great product.
It's very simple: The more successful you are, the more you'll earn. But if you're not successful, you will not earn a dime.
We're cautious. We'd rather exceed expectations than miss but I think it's going to be a continued difficult economy. Apple is trying a different way to navigate out of this, we're trying to innovate.