Bill Gates Quotes & Wallpapers

Bill Gates
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I don't have a magic formula for prioritizing the world's problems. Bill Gates

Someone in the society has to deal with the reality that there are finite resources and we're Making trade-offs, and be explicit about that. When the car companies were found to have a memo that actually said, "This safety feature costs X and saved Y lives," the very existence of that memo was considered damning. Or when you made it reimbursable for a doctor to ask, "Do you want heroic care at the end-of-life," that was a death panel. No, it wasn't a death panel! It was asking somebody to make a decision. Bill Gates

The Ebola epidemic can serve as an early warning wake-up call to get ready. If we start now, we can be ready for the next epidemic. Bill Gates

It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof. Bill Gates

If you're asking whether I intentionally mess up my hair, no, I don't. And certain things, like my freckles, they're just there. I don't do anything consciously. I suppose I could get contact lenses. I suppose I could comb my hair more often. Bill Gates

If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget I'd spend it on PR! Bill Gates

If something is expensive to develop, and somebody's not going to get paid, it won't get developed. So you decide: Do you want software to be written, or not? Bill Gates

Making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that's fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams ... wouldn't just make us a more successful country - it would also make us a more fair and just one. Bill Gates

(Talking about his first computer) Like all kids we not only fooled around with our toys, we changed them. If you've ever watched a child with a cardboard carton and a box of crayons create a spaceship with cool control panels, or listened to their improvised rules, such as "Red cars can jump all others," then you know that this impulse to make a toy do more is at the heart of innovative childhood play. It is also the essence of creativity. Bill Gates

The Chinese are clearly inculcating the idea that science is exciting and important, and that's why they, as a whole-they're graduating four times as many engineers as we are, and that's just happened over the last 20 years. Bill Gates

Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement. Bill Gates

I like my job because it involves learning. I like being around smart people who are trying to figure out new things. I like the fact that if people really try they can figure out how to invent things that actually have an impact. Bill Gates

Depending on where you live, cooking, sex and pooping are either 3 of life's pleasures or what kills you Bill Gates

I think that our progress on key diseases over the next several decades is going to be pretty amazing and so I am very interested in that. Bill Gates

Solutions to all biological problems are greatly advanced by the sequencing work and the new tools that are created. Bill Gates

The pace of progress in biology creates a foundation that naturally gets picked up by the biotech and pharmaceutical industry to solve rich-world diseases. This is attractive science. It's science that people want to work on. Bill Gates

Government investment unlocks a huge amount of private sector activity, but the basic research that we put into IT work that led to the Internet and lots of great companies and jobs, the basic work we put into the health care sector, where it's over $30 billion a year in R&D that led the biotech and pharma jobs. And it creates jobs and it creates new technologies that will be productized. But the government has to prime the pump here. The basic ideas, as in those other industries, start with government investment. Bill Gates

If you are low income in the United States, you have a higher chance of going to jail than getting a 4-year degree. Bill Gates

If you withdraw the incredible focus on polio, it will spread back, and in poor countries you'll get something like 100,000 cases a year. So by being very intense and getting the cases down to zero, what you do is you avoid all the future cases. Bill Gates

Married life is a simpler life. Who I spend my time with is established in advance. Bill Gates

My grade point average went from a 2.2 to a 4.0 over the summer. I wanted to get straight A's. I decided to get straight A's. I didn't want people to think I was dumb. And when you get straight A's once, its easier. Bill Gates

I don't think you're as capable of handling lack of sleep or whatever challenges you throw at your body as you get older. However, I never missed a day of work. Bill Gates

I believe it's not only possible to eradicate malaria; I believe it's necessary. Ultimately, the cost of controlling it endlessly is not sustainable. The only way to stop this disease is to end it forever. Bill Gates

We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule. Bill Gates

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. When you finally get done and get to appreciate what you have done it is like a part of yourself that you've put together. I think a lot of the people here feel that way. Bill Gates

Software substitution, whether it's for drivers or waiters or nurses ... it's progressing. ... Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. ... 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don't think people have that in their mental model. Bill Gates

If Africa seeks prosperity, it must provide for the health and nutrition of all - including the poorest. Bill Gates

In my parents I saw a model where they were really always communicating, doing things together. They were really kind of a team. I wanted some of that magic myself. Bill Gates

While we're all very dependent on technology, it doesn't always work. 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. Bill Gates

Kenya's M-Pesa proves that when people are empowered, they will use digital tech to innovate on their own behalf. Bill Gates

People who say they don't see the acceleration of innovation is a wilful blindness. We are innovation at a wonderful speed for the basic things we think everyone should get. Bill Gates

Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card. Bill Gates

Who can afford to do professional work for nothing? What hobbyist can put three man-years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product, and distributing it for free? Bill Gates

When you have money in hand,only you forget who are you .But when you do not have any money in your hand,the whole world forget who you are.It's life. Bill Gates

I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion. Bill Gates

The United States has a huge budget deficit so taxes are going to have to go up and I certainly agree they should go up more on the rich than everyone else. That - that's just justice. Bill Gates

We all learn best in our own ways. Some people do better studying one subject at a time, while some do better studying three things at once. Some people do best studying in structured, linear way, while others do best jumping around, surrounding a subject rather than traversing it. Some people prefer to learn by manipulating models, and others by reading. Bill Gates

There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position. Bill Gates

Taking a look back, one big reqret is, I left Harvard with no real awareness of the awful inequities in the world. The appalling disparities of health and wealth and opportunity that condemned millions of people to the lives of despair. I learned a lot here at Harvard about new ideas and economics, and politics. I got great exposure to the advances being made in the sciences. But humanities greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Bill Gates

The software is where the magic is. If you're going to have all this power be simple enough, appealing enough and cool enough, it's going to be because the software is right. Bill Gates

I have always loved the competitive forces in this business. You know I certainly have meetings where I spur people on by saying, "Hey, we can do better than this. How come we are not out ahead on that?" Thats what keeps my job one of the most interesting in the world. Bill Gates

Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved. Bill Gates

Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows. Bill Gates

I can understand wanting to have a million dollars but once you get beyond that, I have to tell you, it's the same hamburger. Bill Gates

Kids are taking PCs and the Internet to new heights. They're the ones that are designing the cutting-edge web sites. Bill Gates

If you get health, then you have opportunity for literacy. Health first, then literacy. Once you have literacy, then you have a chance to bring in the new tools of communication. Let people reach out and have access to the latest advances. Bill Gates

Microsoft went into orbit because it had a booster rocket attached to it called IBM. Bill Gates

I have drifted away from thinking about these philanthropic things. And it was only as the wealth got large enough and Melinda and I had talked about the view that wealth wasn't something that would be good to just pass to the children. Bill Gates

With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities. Bill Gates

I have to say that in 1981, making those decisions, I felt like I was providing enough freedom for 10 years. That is, a move from 64k to 640k felt like something that would last a great deal of time. Well, it didn't. It took about only 6 years before people started to see that as a real problem. Bill Gates

And knowledge management is a means, not an end. Bill Gates

To succeed, you also have to know how to make choices and how to think more broadly. Bill Gates

A company needs to have good business reflexes, to be able to marshal its forces in a crisis or in response to any unplanned event. Bill Gates

The leader needs to create an environment in which people can analyze the situation and develop a good response. Bill Gates

Exposure to the reproductions [of Corbis-owned fine art photographs] is likely to increase rather than diminish reverence for the real art and encourage more people to get out to museums and galleries. Bill Gates

It's useful to compare our preparations for epidemics with our preparations for war. Bill Gates

Software is more important than hardware. Bill Gates

The willingness to hear hard truth is vital not only for CEOs of big corporations but also for anyone who loves the truth. Sometimes the truth sounds like bad news, but it is just what we need. Bill Gates

The early personal computers were not very powerful so the idea of feeding their program into a small amount of memory requires immense skill. Bill Gates

Finding information is either a software question or a question of how much information is online. Bill Gates

I've been studying how quickly we can get energy out to the poor countries - a lot of which are in Africa - and how little progress we've made there. There's no more electricity today in sub-Saharan Africa per person than there was 20 years ago. Bill Gates

The US really has to get out in front. We are the biggest per person, by a substantial amount, greenhouse emitters, and we give the most foreign aid, not per person but in absolute. Bill Gates

here are economies like China's economy where it's less than a tenth [of a percent] today, although it is growing, is quite small, because of the notion that the government takes care of everything, and Europe and China, philanthropy has not been nearly of the same scale. Bill Gates

It's not manufacturers trying to rip anybody off or anything like that. There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of. Bill Gates

Instead of buying airplanes and playing around like some of our competitors, we've rolled almost everything back into the company. Bill Gates

About 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade. Bill Gates

Does the e-mail say it's about 'enlargement' - that might be spam. Bill Gates

If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business and votes for politicians, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world. This task is open-ended. It can never be finished. But a conscious effort to answer this challenge will change the world. Bill Gates

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



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