Top 21 Quotes of Laurene Powell Jobs

Whether someone signs something is not what’s important. It’s what they do and how they do it that matters.

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To do what you wanna do, to leave a mark – in a way that you think is important and lasting – that’s a life well-lived.

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There is a huge gap between what students want for their future and what their schools are offering.

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The way that we are going to solve social problems is by working with multiple different types of investing.

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The innovation and creativity that’s so manifest in the rest of society needs to be turned on our school systems.

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The beauty of having an LLC in today’s world is No. 1, you have the ability to act and react as nimbly as need be to create change, and you have the ability to invest politically, in the for-profit sector and the nonprofit sector simultaneously.

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That’s why our country is such a beautiful, beautiful experiment: We manifest, we allow freedom if you follow certain rules and if you work really hard. That’s at the root of our cherished values.

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Teachers have told us across the country that what’s severely outdated is the teacher at the front of the classroom as the font of knowledge, because as we know, access to knowledge and information is now ubiquitous. So instead, teachers want to help students learn how to think so that they can be lifelong learners.

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Regardless of zip code, talent and IQ are evenly distributed, so we need to make sure that opportunity is evenly distributed, too.

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My relationship with money is that it’s a tool to be self-sufficient, but it’s not something that is a part of who I am.

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I’ve always had this idea that you have to make the most of things.

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It’s our privilege to work with College Track students as they chart their course toward a college degree – they bring persistence, creativity, and extraordinary discipline throughout their academic journey.

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It’s not that our high school system was not designed well, but that it was designed in 1906 when the country was just out of the industrial era. There hasn’t been a substantial systemic change the way we do high school since then.

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It’s hard when people die, but there’s something about when people die suddenly.

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I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed – geared toward improving our entire society.

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I much prefer STEAM to STEM. The insertion of the A is arts writ large, and when you learn how to think, that means that you actually need to understand how others have thought before you, how have others made sense of the world.

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I have more time to work; I just do. Because once your kids are up and running, that frees you up a good 20, 30, hours a week.

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I came across this circumstance of undocumented students. These are kids who were brought to this country as youngsters, who are raised as Americans and go to American schools, and then when they graduate high school, they have no prospects in front of them because they are undocumented and illegally in the United States.

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How about we agree upon what our common American values are, which is let’s make this a true land of opportunity.

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Broken institutions are an opportunity rather than a time to go home.

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As a parent, you have to be good coach and bad coach, and I think in the college-application process, I didn’t want to be bad coach. ‘This is amazing! I’m so proud of you!’ That’s the role I wanted with my kids.

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