Know more about Bill Gates.
1. Patience is a key element of success.
2. People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?
3. If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor, it’s your mistake.
4. Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want that on my business card.
5. I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
6. 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.
7. Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.
8. I don’t know has become ‘I don’t know yet.
9. The best teacher is very interactive.
10. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.
11. Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.
12. It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
13. 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.
14. The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
15. If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
16. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
17. Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.
18. We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
19. Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.
20. I’m a big believer that as much as possible, and there’s obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.
21. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
22. Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
23. 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.
24. If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
25. Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.
26. To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.
27. Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
28. Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.
29. Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.
30. We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.
31. Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.
32. I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.
33. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
34. I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
35. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
36. If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
37. I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.
38. Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. I am not a topper in my university but all toppers are working in my Microsoft company.
42. There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position.
43. If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?
44. You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines show us the way.
45. The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.
46. The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
47. We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
48. I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don’t just think, ‘Yes, my country is doing well,’ but you think about the world at large.
49. I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.
50. Who decides what’s in Windows? The customers who buy it.