Bill Gates Quotes




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

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

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

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




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

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.Bill Gates

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.Bill Gates

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

The future of advertising is the Internet.Bill Gates




If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.Bill Gates

Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.Bill Gates

Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health.Bill Gates

Philanthropy should be voluntary.Bill Gates

Eventually, all companies are replaced.Bill Gates

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!Bill Gates

The mainstream is always under attack.Bill Gates

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.Bill Gates

The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard.Bill Gates

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.Bill Gates

Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.Bill Gates

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.Bill Gates

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.Bill Gates

If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.Bill Gates

If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn’t be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.Bill Gates