Bill Gates quotes

Who on Earth is Bill Gates?

Geeky founder of Microsoft and former richest man in the world, William Henry Gates III now devotes his life and his wealth to philanthropy.

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Bill Gates quotes

“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.”

Bill Gates

“Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.”

Bill Gates

“Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world... If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”

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

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

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“If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.”

Bill Gates

“If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.”

Bill Gates

“In China when you're one in a million, there are 1300 people just like you.”

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“Life's not fair, get over it!”

Bill Gates

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”

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“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”

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“Patience is a key element of success.”

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

Bill Gates

“Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared.”

Bill Gates

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

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“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Bill Gates