Bill Gates Quotes

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

Patience is a key element of success. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find yourself. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Intelligence is] an elusive concept. There’s a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To walk into a situation, have something explained to you and immediately say, “Well, what about this?” To ask an insightful question. To absorb it in real time. A capacity to remember. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective. – Bill Gates

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

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

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. – 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 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction. – Bill Gates

We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior. – 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. If you’re too willing to reopen issues, it interferes not only with your execution but also with your motivation to make a decision in the first place. After all, why bother deciding an issue if it isn’t really decided? – 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

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

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

If I had to say what is the thing that I feel best about, it’s being involved in this whole software revolution and what comes out of that, because you can go all over the world and go into schools and see these computers being used and go into hospitals and see them being used, and see how they’re tools for sharing information that hopefully leads to more peaceful conditions, and just the great research advances that come out of that. – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’. – 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

Business people need to shake off the notion that information is hard to get. – Bill Gates

Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer services – Bill Gates.

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

Customers want high quality at low prices and they want it now. – Bill Gates

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

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

Reward worthy failure–experimentation. – Bill Gates