Bill Gates Quotes About Money, Success & Business

Bill Gates born (October 28, 1955) in USA, founded one of the biggest enterprise Microsoft Corporation. He is also known as investor, philanthropist and author. With the estimated worth of US $84.8 billion in 2017, he is the richest man in the world. Two richest men and good friends Warren Buffett and Bill Gates founded The Giving Pledge, where billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth in philanthropy. On November 26, 1976, Bill gates and Paul Allen registered ‘Microsoft’ at Office of the Secretary and which later became a leading software company in the world. A Harvard dropout Gates, is an inspiration to many entrepreneurs, tech savvy youngsters and investors. Enjoy these Bill Gates quotes and apply them in your life journey.

Bill Gates Quotes

  1. “Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.”
  2. “The future of advertising is the Internet.”
  3. “We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.”
  4.  “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
  5. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
  6. “People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?”
  7.  “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.” ,Bill Gates quotes about computers
  8. “I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.”
  9. “Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer services.”
  10. “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”
  11. “Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.”
  12. “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.”
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  14. “Reward worthy failure—experimentation.”
  15. “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, But if you die poor it’s your mistake.”
  16. “The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.”
  17. “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.”
  18. “We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
  21. “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.”
  22. “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.”
  23. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.”
  24. “Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.” , Bill Gates quotes about life
  25. “Life is not fair – get used to it!”
  26. “I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.”
  27. “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.”
  28. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
  29. “Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.”
  30. “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.” , Bill Gates quotes about success
  31. “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.”
  32. “The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.”
  33. “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”
  34. “Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.”
  35. “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
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  37. “If you were born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”
  38. “A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete.”
  39. “On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you’ll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.”
  40. “What’s amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much interesting, they would be more motivated. It’s so far away in time that they can’t appreciate what it means for their whole life.”
  41. “I’m a big believer that as much as possible, and there’s obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.”
  42. “I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
  43. “I am results-oriented.”
  44. “Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.”
  45. “When I was in my 40s, Microsoft was my primary activity.”
  46. “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.”
  47. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
  48. “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.”
  49. “The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.”
  50. “I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.”
  51. “Who decides what’s in Windows? The customers who buy it.”
  52. “The best teacher is very interactive.”
  53. “In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.”
  54. “Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.” , Bill Gates quotes on philanthropy
  55. “We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”

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  56. “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.”
  57. “The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.”
  58. “The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating system.” ,Bill Gates quotes about programming
  59. “I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful.”
  60. “Whether I’m at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading.”
  61. “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.”
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  63. “[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.”
  64. “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.”
  65. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
  66. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” ,Bill Gates quotes on leadership
  67. “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?”
  68. “I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”
  69. “I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think that a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”
  70. “Find yourself.”
  71. “To win big, you sometimes need to take big risks.”
  72. “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”
  73. “Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.”
  74. “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.”
  75. “Business people need to shake off the notion that information is hard to get.” , Bill Gates quotes about business
  76. “Life is not fair, get used to it.” , Bill Gates quotes life is not fair
  77. “I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom that comes with that. ‘But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.”
  78. “Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.”
  79. “Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace.”
  80. “For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.”
  81. “If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?”
  82. “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.”
  83. “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.”
  84. “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.”
  85. “There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position.”
  86. “Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.” , Bill Gates quotes about money
  87. “Unfortunately, the highly curious student is a small percentage of the kids.”

Fascinating facts about Bill Gates:-

  • His only regret is he didn’t learn any new foreign language
  • He wrote his first computer program a version of tic-tac-toe to play against computer machine
  • He read entire World Book Encyclopedia series during his teenage
  • Gates scored 1590/1600 in SATs which is almost a perfect score
  • He dropped out of Harvard University in 1975 to be full time at Microsoft
  • To keep track of his initial employees’ coming & going out of Microsoft office he used to remember their car license plates
  • Beside $10 million each for his children they won’t inherit any wealth as Bill Gates stated “Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them”
  • He is vivid reader & reads almost 50 books a year
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