Bill Gates Quotes

Bill Gates

“Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.” – Bill Gates
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.” – Bill Gates

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“I studied everything but never topped…. But today the toppers of the best universities are my employees” – Bill Gates

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates

“I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill.” – Bill Gates

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” – Bill Gates

“If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.” – Bill Gates

“In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don’t know if there’s a god or not…” – Bill Gates

“Patience is a key element of success.” – Bill Gates

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?” – Bill Gates

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates

“I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” –Bill Gates

“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?” – Bill Gates

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates

“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates

“We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.” – Bill Gates

“Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want that on my business card.” – Bill Gates

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.” – Bill Gates

“Life is not fair – get used to it!” – Bill Gates

“If geek means you’re willing to study things, and if you think science and engineering matter, I plead guilty. If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.” – Bill Gates

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

“‘I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.” – Bill Gates

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” – Bill Gates

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.” – Bill Gates

“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.” – Bill Gates

“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.” – Bill Gates

“The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.” – Bill Gates

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.” – Bill Gates

“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.” – Bill Gates

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” – Bill Gates

“Computers are great because when you’re working with them you get immediate results that let you know if your program works. It’s feedback you don’t get from many other things.” – Bill Gates

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.” – Bill Gates

“The vision is really about empowering workers giving them all the information about what’s going on so they can do a lot more than they’ve done in the past.” – Bill Gates

“Every day were saying, ‘How can we keep this customer happy?’ How can we get ahead in innovation by doing this, because if we don’t, somebody else will.” – Bill Gates

“So it’s an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn’t have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts — you know, they, they kill children. It’s a very sad thing, because these vaccines are important.” – Bill Gates

“There’s no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw. It’s like saying that as of 1932, cars didn’t have radios in them, so they should never have radios in them.” – Bill Gates

“DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH ANYONE IN THIS WORLD……….IF U DO SO U R INSULTING YOURSELF” – Bill Gates

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” – Bill Gates

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates

“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.” – Bill Gates

“Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.” – Bill Gates

“I’m a big believer that as much as possible, and there’s obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.” – Bill Gates

“Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want that on my business card.” – Bill Gates

“Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.” – Bill Gates

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” – Bill Gates

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.” – Bill Gates

“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.” – Bill Gates

“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.” – Bill Gates

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.” – Bill Gates

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” – Bill Gates

“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.” – Bill Gates

“The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.” – Bill Gates

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.” – Bill Gates

“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning. – Bill Gates

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates

“Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until ever inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.” – Bill Gates

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.” – Bill Gates

“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?” – Bill Gates

“We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.” – Bill Gates

“I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don’t just think, ‘Yes, my country is doing well,’ but you think about the world at large.” – Bill Gates

“In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.” – Bill Gates

“Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.” – Bill Gates

“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.” – Bill Gates

“Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.” – Bill Gates

“The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.” – Bill Gates

“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

“The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating system.” – Bill Gates

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” – Bill Gates

“The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.” – Bill Gates

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