Bill Gates Quotes

Bill Gates Quotes

Bill Gates, is an American businessman, computer programmer and philanthropist. Alongwith Paul Allen, he co-founded one of the most iconic and successful software company Microsoft and is now serving as the Chairman of the company. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft is not about greed. It’s about innovation and fairness.
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

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

DOS is ugly and interferes with users’ experience.
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

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

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
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

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

When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.
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

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

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

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

Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it’s about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it’s less than one ton. It’s an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.
Bill Gates

People everywhere love Windows.
Bill Gates

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
Bill Gates

There are people who don’t like capitalism, and people who don’t like PCs. But there’s no-one who likes the PC who doesn’t like Microsoft.
Bill Gates

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

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

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
Bill Gates

The U.S. couldn’t even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They’ll be killing each other again in less than a year. I’m sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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