Bill Gates quotes

 quotes - Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. Share

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.”

— Bill Gates

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“Life is not fair get used to it.”

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“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.”

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“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

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

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.”

— Bill Gates

“I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.”

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“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.”

— Bill Gates

“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

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.”

— Bill Gates

“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.”

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.”

— Bill Gates

“I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do?”

— Bill Gates

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”

— Bill Gates

“Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.”

— Bill Gates

“In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.”

— Bill Gates

“Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.”

— Bill Gates

“Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.”

— Bill Gates

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

— Bill Gates

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”

— Bill Gates

“Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.”

— Bill Gates