21. "I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates."
Where: Newsweek, Oct. 28, 2001.
Jobs' characteristics as an innovator, progressiver thinker, visionary, whichever adjective you choose, easily puts this quote into context. After all, Socrates would have pushed Jobs to analyze even greater issues and think of more efficient solutions: "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates