Bill Gates Quotes

If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
Bill Gates
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Bill Gates
Life is not fair, get used to it.
Bill Gates (Advice to highschool graduates in California)
I'd be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.
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
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates
Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
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 (Time magazine, 1997)
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
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 (Conference in Seattle, 2000)
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 (Advice to highschool graduates in California)
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Bill Gates (Live 8 in London, 2005)
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Bill Gates
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Bill Gates (Playboy Interview, 1994)
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates (The Road Ahead, 1995)
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates (Business - The Speed of Thought, 1999)
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
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Bill Gates
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
Bill Gates
Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world...if you do so, you are insulting yourself.
Bill Gates
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
Bill Gates (Interview, 2000)
What I do best is share my enthusiasm
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 (Advice to highschool graduates in California)
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
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 Biography

Born: October 28, 1955

Bill Gates is an American businessman and philantropist. He is arguably the most famous entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.

Notable Works

The Road Ahead (1995)
Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999)
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