Visions

We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

Bill Gates

1- We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.

Bill Gates

2- We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

Bill Gates

3- We’re responsible for the creation of the PC industry. The whole idea of compatible machines and lots of software.. that’s something we brought to computing. And so it’s a responsibility for us to make sure that things like security don’t get in the way of that dream.

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

5- When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

7- You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Bill Gates

8- Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

Bill Gates

9- Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Bill Gates

10- There’s only one trick in software, and that is using a piece of software that’s already been written.

Bill Gates

11- 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

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

Bill Gates

13- Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

16- Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

20- The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.

Bill Gates

21- 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

22- 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

23- Life is not fair – get used to it!

Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates

25- 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.’

Bill Gates

26- The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.

Bill Gates

27- Make it just like a Mac.

Bill Gates

28- The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Bill Gates

29- Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

Bill Gates

30- Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.

Bill Gates
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