Best 100 Quotes by Bill Gates on Technology, Success, Legacy, Life

Bill Gates Quotes

Bill Gates Quotes

1. Find yourself. – Bill Gates

2. Make it just like a Mac. – Bill Gates

3. I spend a lot of time reading. – Bill Gates

4. Life is not fair; get used to it. – Bill Gates

5. 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

6. Patience is a key element of success. – Bill Gates

7. Reward worthy failure–experimentation. – Bill Gates

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

9. The hardest thing in education is motivation. – Bill Gates

10. I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. – Bill Gates

11. Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy. – Bill Gates

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

13. Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs. – Bill Gates

14. Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. – Bill Gates

15. Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. – Bill Gates

16. Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable. – Bill Gates

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

18. When the PC was launched, people knew it was important. – Bill Gates

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

20. Who decides what’s in Windows? The customers who buy it. – Bill Gates

21. If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble. – Bill Gates

22. Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them – Bill Gates

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

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

25. I don’t think there’s anything unique about human intelligence. – Bill Gates

26. Microsoft is not about greed. It’s about innovation and fairness. – Bill Gates

27. Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

32. I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient. – Bill Gates

33. We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be. – Bill Gates

34. The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. – Bill Gates

35. Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved. – Bill Gates

36. Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

41. If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

45. At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top – I’m afraid that’s not quite right. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

50. If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act. – Bill Gates

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

52. The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice. – Bill Gates

53. It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

57. If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them. – Bill Gates

58. Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that. – Bill Gates

59. There’s only one trick in software, and that is using a piece of software that’s already been written. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

63. I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

67. Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes. – Bill Gates

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

69. 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

70. The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn’t get bigger or heavier. – Bill Gates

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

72. 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

73. You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. – Bill Gates

74. 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. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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

81. It’s not manufacturers trying to rip anybody off or anything like that. There’s nobody getting rich writing software that I know of. – Bill Gates

82. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. – Bill Gates

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

84. Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning. – Bill Gates

85. 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. – Bill Gates

86. 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

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87. Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren’t so exciting. – Bill Gates

88. 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. – Bill Gates

89. I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you’re trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you’re giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you’re trying to do? – Bill Gates

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

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

92. When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen. – Bill Gates

93. In three years, every product my company makes will be obsolete. The only question is whether we will make them obsolete or somebody else will. – Bill Gates

94. Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.- Bill Gates – Bill Gates

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

96. Powerful women are either sexually voracious rulers like Catherine the Great or Elizabeth I, or treacherous bitches like Cleopatra or Helen of Troy. – Bill Gates

97. 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

98. Don’t make the same decision twice. Spend time and thought to make a solid decision the first time so that you don’t revisit the issue unnecessarily. – Bill Gates

99. 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

100. Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time. – Bill Gates

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