Top 50+ Famous Bill Gates Quotes

Bill Gates Quotes | Bill Gates is a business leader, technologist, and philanthropist. His dad, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney and one of the co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a school teacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Bill grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, with a wonderful and supportive family who encouraged his interest in computers at an early age.

He went out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. He married Melinda French in 1994. they have three children. Today, Bill and Melinda Gates co-chair the charitable foundation bearing their names and are working together to give their wealth back to society.

Bill Gates Famous Quotes

Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace.

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

A fundamental new rule for business is that the Internet changes everything.

Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.

Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

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

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I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.

The vision is 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.

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

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.

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

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 rainforest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.

A bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is, and lame execution will stymie a good strategy. If you do enough things poorly, you will go out of business.

Bill Gates Motivational Quotes

Life is not fair get used to it.

Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.

Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.

The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.

We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.

We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.

If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was ‘satisfactory,’ I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently?

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

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.

Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.

Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.

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If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake. If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.

When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.

Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.

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

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.

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.

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

The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.

We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.

Bill Gates Quotes on Life

I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.

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

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.

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.

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.

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.

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

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 Quotes on Success

Be nice to nerds chances are you’ll end up working for one.

Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

In my view, investing in public libraries is an investment in the nation’s future.

I studied everything but never topped.. But today the toppers of the best universities are my employees.

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It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

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, it’s pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.

In this business, by the time you realize you are in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.

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.

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

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 Quotes on Leadership

The best teacher is very interactive.

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.

Who decides what’s in Windows? The customers who buy it.

You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines show us the way.

There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position.

I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.

The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.

Whether I’m at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading.

Bill Gates quotes on Leadership | Sometimes have to take big risks

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.

Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.

I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.

Capitalism is this wonderful thing that motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions to be done. But in this area of diseases of the world at large, it’s really let us down.

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

I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful!

Bill Gates Quotes on Education

The hardest thing in education is motivation.

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.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Then you look back at 1800 – you would not have seen what a system of education and entrepreneurship could do.

Quotes on Technology

If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.

The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

Robots will play an important role in providing physical assistance and even companionship for the elderly.

Quotes on Money

Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.

I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.

Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them.

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