50+ Best Bill Gates Quotes: Exclusive Selection

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He and his business partner Paul Allen founded and built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft. Also, with his wife Melinda, Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. Inspirational Bill Gates quotes will show you how to succeed in life, motivate you to take action and encourage you to change your world.

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Famous Bill Gates Quotes

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

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

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

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.

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

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

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

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

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.

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.

Inspirational Bill Gates Quotes

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

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.

In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count, like customer satisfaction and performance … you thrive on that.

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.

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.

I’m a big believer that as much as possible, and there’s obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.

Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated.

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

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

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

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.

Amazing Bill Gates Quotes

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

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.

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?

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

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.

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

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.

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

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.

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

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

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

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Reward worthy failure–experimentation.

Where you don’t just think, ‘Yes, my country is doing well,’ but you think about the world at large.

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