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Top 20 Inspirational Japanese Quotes – Steve Jobs. Part 2.


Hey Lingua Junkies!

Welcome back to Part 2! Part 1 here.

Looking for a bit of inspiration in between learning Japanese? Today, we’re covering Steve Jobs quotes in Japanese. This is not something you’d  find among Japanese learning content.

Lots of life and death stuff.

Here are the Japanese Steve Job Motivational & Inspirational Quotes. All translated from English. All so you get a boost of inspiration and learn some Japanese along the way. While you read, try to do these things for yourself:

  • Definitely print this page out for proper and consistent review.
  • Do you have any favorites quotes? Leave me a comment below.

Let’s go.

11. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

  • ハングリーであれ。愚か者であれ。
  • Hanguri- de are. Orokamono de are.

12. If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.

  • 毎日を人生最後の日だと思って生きれば、いつか必ずその日は来るだろう。
  • Mainichi wo jinsei saigo no hi da to omotte ikireba, itsuka kanarazu sono hi wa kuru darou.

13. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

  • 多くの場合、人は形にして見せてもらうまで、自分は何が欲しいのかわからないものだ。
  • Ookunobai, hito wa katachi ni shite misete morau made, jibun wa nani ga hoshii no ka wakaranai mono da.

14. No one wants to die. Even people who wanna go to heaven don’t wanna die to get there.

  • 誰も死ぬことなんて望まない。天国に行きたいと願う人でも、そのために死にたくはないのです。
  • Daremo shinu koto nante nozomanai. Tengoku ni ikitai to negau hito demo, sono tame ni shinitaku wa nai no desu.

15. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

  • すばらしい仕事をするには、自分のやっていることを好きにならなくてはいけない。
  • Subarashii shigoto wo suru ni wa, jibun no yatte iru koto wo suki ni naranakute ha ikenai.

16. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.

  • もしそれがまだ見つかっていなければ、探し続けなくてはならない。
  • Moshi sore ga mada mitsukatte inakereba, sagashi tsuzukenakute wa naranai.

17. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

  • 自分もいつかは死ぬ。それを思い出すことは、失うものなど何もないということを気づかせてくれる最善の方法です。
  • Jibun mo itsuka wa shinu. Sore wo omoidasu koto wa, ushinau mono nado nanimo nai to iu koto wo kizukasete kureru saizen no houhou desu.

18. It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.

  • 重要なことに集中する唯一の方法は「ノー」と言うことだ。
  • Juuyouna koto ni shuuchuu suru yuiitsu no houhou wa “no” to iu koto da.

19. If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

  • もし今日が人生最後の日だとしたら、今やろうとしていることは本当に自分のやりたいことだろうか?
  • Moshi kyou ga jinsei saigo no hi da toshitara, ima yarou toshiteiru koto wa hontou ni jibun no yaritai koto darou ka?

20. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.

  • 私がこれまでくじけずにやってこれたのは、ただひとつ。 自分がやっている仕事が好きだという、ただそれだけなのです.
  • Watashi ga kore made kujikezu ni yatte koreta no wa, tada hitotsu. Jibun ga yatteiru shigoto ga suki da to iu, tada sore dake nano desu.

What did you think?

To truly have this improve your Japanese, be sure to print this out and read it often. There are plenty of good words and grammar points inside. I really suggest reading these with the Rikaichain/Rikaikun plugin.

However, a good printout with notes on the side is absolutely unbeatable.

Do you have any favorite Steve Jobs quotes?  Can you say them in Japanese?

Leave me a comment down below!

– The Main Junkie


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