Bill Gates Quotes & Wallpapers

Bill Gates
Total Quotes: 1173

Taxes are an investment in America. 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

We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates

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

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. Bill Gates

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. Bill Gates

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. 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

Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form. Bill Gates

Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not. Bill Gates

Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing. Bill Gates

I'm not big on to-do lists. Instead, I use e-mail and desktop folders and my online calendar. So when I walk up to my desk, I can focus on the e-mails I've flagged and check the folders that are monitoring particular projects and particular blogs. Bill Gates

In terms of mathematics textbooks, why can't you have the scale of a national market? Right now, we have a Texas textbook that's different from a California textbook that's different from a Massachusetts textbook. That's very expensive. Bill Gates

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true. Bill Gates

There are more people dying of malaria than any specific cancer. Bill Gates

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting. Bill Gates

The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important. Bill Gates

India is more of an aid recipient than a provider of aid. Bill Gates

Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted - all the things you have in the house, the way industry works. Bill Gates

I have a particular relationship with Vinod Khosla because he's got a lot of very interesting science-based energy startups. Bill Gates

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. Bill Gates

This social-networking thing takes you to crazy places. Bill Gates

Being able to see an activity log of where a kid has been going on the Internet is a good thing. Bill Gates

Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable. Bill Gates

Middle-income countries are the biggest users of GMOs. Places like Brazil. Bill Gates

Ninety percent of the cases of polio are in security-vulnerable areas. Bill Gates

The only definition by which America's best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis. Bill Gates

In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years. Bill Gates

Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they're not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them. Bill Gates

The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I'll never be hands-on on anything except software. Bill Gates

If African farmers can use improved seeds and better practices to grow more crops and get them to market, then millions of families can earn themselves a better living and a better life. Bill Gates

Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year, and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. Bill Gates

In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you're going to be 20 years from now is how well you're doing in your education system. Bill Gates

It's OK for China to invent cancer drugs that cure patients in the United States. We want them to catch up. But as the leader, we want to keep setting a very, very high standard. We don't want them to catch up because we're slowing down or, even worse, going into reverse. Bill Gates

Steve Jobs' ability to focus in on a few things that count, get people who get user interface right, and market things as revolutionary are amazing things. Bill Gates

The main thing that's missing in energy is an incentive to create things that are zero-CO2-emitting and that have the right scale and reliability characteristics. Bill Gates

The part of uranium that's fissile - when you hit it with a neutron, it splits in two - is about 0.7%. The reactors we have today are burning that 0.7%. Bill Gates

There's no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, 'The government's corrupt,' and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done. Bill Gates

When you revolutionize education, you're taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you're priming the pump for so many incredible things. Bill Gates

For Africa to move forward, you've really got to get rid of malaria. Bill Gates

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

I'm never fully satisfied with any Microsoft product. Bill Gates

In low-income countries, the main problems you have is infectious diseases. Bill Gates

India has over 20 percent of the kids born in the world. And they move around a lot. Bill Gates

Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts. Bill Gates

Like any well designed software product, Windows is designed, developed and tested as an integrated whole. Bill Gates

My experience of malaria was just taking anti-malarials, which give you strange dreams, because I don't want to get malaria. Bill Gates

No one person controls Microsoft. The board and the shareholders decide whether they want to have me as CEO. Bill Gates

People are using Windows PCs more than they watch TV now. Bill Gates

Philanthropy should be taking much bigger risks that business. If these are easy problems, business and government can come in and solve them. Bill Gates

SPAM is taking e-mail, which is a wonderful tool, and exploiting the idea that it's very inexpensive to send mail. Bill Gates

This whole phenomenon of the computer in a library is an amazing thing. Bill Gates

In order to deal with all the medical cost demands and other challenges in the U.S., as we look to raise that revenue, the rich will have to pay slightly more. That's quite clear. Bill Gates

The truth of Moore's law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant. Bill Gates

I think (the internet) is contributing to Chinese political engagement..access to the outside world is preventing more censorship. Bill Gates

Today, the issue isn't quantity of food as much as it is quality-whether kids are getting enough protein and other nutrients to fully develop. Bill Gates

If you're too focused on your current business, it's hard to change and concentrate on innovating. Bill Gates

Microsoft has had its success by doing low-cost products and constantly improving those products and we've really redefined the IT industry to be something that's about a tool for individuals. Bill Gates

(In response to Java) Anybody who thinks a little 9,000-line program that's distributed free and can be cloned by anyone is going to affect anything we do at Microsoft has his head screwed on wrong. Bill Gates

Often you have to rely on intuition. Bill Gates

'I don't know' has become 'I don't know yet'. Bill Gates

Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more 'user-friendly'... Their best approach so far has been to take all the old brochures and stamp the words 'user-friendly' on the cover. Bill Gates

[Smart] is an elusive concept. There's a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective. Bill Gates

In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don't know if there's a god or not, but I think religious principles are quite valid. Bill Gates

People who feared IBM were wrong, ... Technology is ever-changing. Bill Gates

Perhaps I should be flattered that somebody imagines the name is worth so much, especially since my parents gave me the same name 42 years ago for free. Bill Gates

When you have a product that has zero sales, it is easy for people to say whatever they want about it and almost fantasize about it. Bill Gates

If we [the USA] don't innovate in education, it's literally going to mean less people get to go have that education at a time when more people are going to want it. We've got to put courses out on the Web, we've got to put interactive learning out on the Web. Bill Gates

Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft will become an unimportant company Bill Gates

If success corrupts, I'm probably pretty corrupted by now. Bill Gates

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