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Bill Gates Quotes on Life and Success

Here are some of Bill Gates quotes to help you succeed and never forget to be nice to others along the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.” – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

“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?” – Bill Gates

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.” – 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 think your teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.” – Bill Gates

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

Inspirational Bill Gates Quotes

A collection of quotes to inspire you towards the path of success and achieve your dreams.

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

“If you were born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates

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

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

“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

“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

“Find yourself.” – Bill Gates

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“I spend a lot of time reading.” – 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

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

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

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

“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

“Reward worthy failure–experimentation.” – Bill Gates

“We start life with many big dreams–things we want to accomplish, create, build and experience. But if you ask anyone past the age of 40 what happened to all the dreams they had, they will most likely answer; Life.” – Bill Gates

“Life has a tendency to just happen. But it happens because we make choices. The life you create and design for yourself is going to accumulate from the choices you make over time. Sure, there are unexpected things that can derail dreams. But we can control where we put our focus, and if we choose to put one dream ahead of another.” – Bill Gates

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

“On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you’ll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.” – Bill Gates

“What’s amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much interesting, they would be more motivated. It’s so far away in time that they can’t appreciate what it means for their whole life.” – 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, it’s pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.” – Bill Gates

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

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

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

Bill Gates Quotes on Taking Action

Here are some motivational quotes to push you towards that goal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” – 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 show people the problems and you show people the solutions, they will be moved to act.” – Bill Gates

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete.” – Bill Gates

Bill Gates Quotes on Technology

Memorable quotes about technology from the Microsoft founder himself.

“I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.” – Bill Gates

“The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.” – Bill Gates

“We’re changing the world with technology.” – Bill Gates

“Software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time.” – Bill Gates

“If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business.” – Bill Gates

“I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world.” – 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

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

“A fundamental new rule for business is that the Internet changes everything.” – Bill Gates

“There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable.” – Bill Gates

“Every day we’re 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

“Robots will play an important role in providing physical assistance and even companionship for the elderly.” – Bill Gates

“Five years from now on the Web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university.” – Bill Gates

Bill Gates Quotes on Leadership

Inspirational quotes that you can use to improve your leadership skills.

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

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

“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.” – Bill Gates

“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.” – Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates Quotes on Money

Here are some quotes from Bill Gates on how he thinks about money.

“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.” – Bill Gates

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

“Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them” – 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

“The hardest thing in education is motivation.” – Bill Gates

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

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

Bill Gates Motivational Quotes for Employees

Below are some motivational quotes that have an amazing power to inspire and motivate your employees to work diligently.

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Gates Quotes on Business

Here are memorable Bill Gates quotes every business owner needs to hear.

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

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

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

“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.” – Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates Quotes on Positivity

A collection of inspirational quotes that you may use when you are having a bad day.

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

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

“You know 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.” – Bill Gates

Bill Gates on Business and Finance

Quotes about business and finance that you can use as a daily motivation.

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

“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

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

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

Bill Gates Quotes on Philanthropy

A collection of quotes from Bill Gates on how he views life and the people around him.

“Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we’d want to get involved.” – 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, but I think religious principles are quite valid.” – Bill Gates

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines … There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.” – Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates Quotes on Dreams

Use this collection of dream quotes for when you need a boost in your bad day.

“My experience of malaria was just taking anti-malarials, which give you strange dreams, because I don’t want to get malaria.” – Bill Gates

“We’re responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software – that’s something we brought to computing. And so it’s a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don’t get in the way of that dream.” – Bill Gates

“The nuclear approach I’m involved in is called a traveling-wave reactor, which uses waste uranium for fuel. There’s a lot of things that have to go right for that dream to come true – many decades of building demo plants, proving the economics are right. But if it does, you could have cheaper energy with no CO2 emissions.” – Bill Gates

“Part of the magic of economic growth is how you educate people, and the leading economies have to stay in front of that. From an economic point of view, it affects competitiveness and creates jobs. Or from a social justice point of view, you can take someone in the bottom tier of income and let him compete to be a doctor or lawyer. The education system is the only reason the dream of equal opportunity has a chance of being delivered – and we’re not running a good education system.” – 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

“Making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that’s fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams … wouldn’t just make us a more successful country – it would also make us a more fair and just one.” – Bill Gates

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

“The dreams of the past – whether it was public TV being rolled into the classroom to teach Spanish, or the film projectors or the videotapes or the computer-aided instruction drill systems – the hopes have been dashed in terms of technology having some big impact. The foundation, I think, can play a unique role there. Now, our money is more for the teacher-effectiveness thing, and technology is No. 2, but I’ll probably spend more money on the technology things.” – Bill Gates

“My dream is that every child has enough food to eat, good medical care, and the chance to go to school and even attend college.” – Bill Gates

“When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software. We had dreams about the impact it could.” – Bill Gates

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