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

Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school. 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

Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone. Bill Gates

One of the statistics that always amazes me is the approval of the Chinese government, not elected, is over 80 percent. The approval of the U.S. government, fully elected, is 19 percent. Well, we elected these people and they didn't elect those people. Isn't it supposed to be different? Aren't we supposed to like the people that we elected? 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 malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world. Bill Gates

A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code. Bill Gates

Contrary to popular belief, I don't spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have traveled around the world to better understand global development and health, I've learned that soccer is truly universal. No matter where I go, that's what kids are playing. That's what people are talking about. Bill Gates

AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma. Bill Gates

The difference between a stranger sending you a message that you might be interested in at a very low volume level, no repetition, just sending it to very few people, and that being done as spam - those things get close enough that you want to be careful never to filter out something that's legitimate. Bill Gates

The next time someone tells you we can trim the budget by cutting aid, I hope you will ask whether it will come at the cost of more people dying. 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

640K ought to be enough for anybody. Bill Gates

Well-spent aid money is saving lives for a few thousand dollars per life saved. Bill Gates

I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn't cool. Bill Gates

According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life. Bill Gates

I don't think there's a... boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version. Bill Gates

It's the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change - as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear. Bill Gates

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

The world at large is less inequitable today than at any time in history. Number of people in abject poverty, as a percentage, is at all-time low. Bill Gates

In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in. Bill Gates

We all sort of do want incentives for creative people to still exist at a certain level. You know, maybe rock stars shouldn't make as much; who knows? But you want as much creativity to take place in the future as took place in the past. Bill Gates

Bitcoin is mostly about anonymous transactions, and I don't think over time that's a good way to go. I'm a huge believe in digital currency... but doing it on an anonymous basis I think that leads to some abuses, so I'm not involved in Bitcoin. Bill Gates

If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently? Bill Gates

Outlook 2003 did create the idea of search folders and the whole Longhorn philosophy. You can see it at work in search folders, where instead of having to drop things into individual folders, and things exist only in one folder, you create these search folders and you have the criteria for the search folder. Bill Gates

People want to watch whatever video they want to watch whenever they want to watch. If you provision your Internet infrastructure adequately, you can do that. Bill Gates

You can always think of something like the Xbox 360 as a super set-top box that can do everything the set-top box does, but then have the graphics to do the games as well. Bill Gates

The kids are a big part of my schedule. Bill Gates

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

When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software. We had dreams about the impact it could have. Bill Gates

We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be. Bill Gates

Who decides what's in Windows? The customers who buy it. Bill Gates

Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another. Bill Gates

I didn't used to wear a watch. Now I have a SPOT watch, which I wear all the time. Bill Gates

In low-income countries, getting to a health post is hard. It's very expensive. Bill Gates

There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable. Bill Gates

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

Eradications are special. Zero is a magic number. You either do what it takes to get to zero and you're glad you did it; or you get close, give up and it goes back to where it was before, in which case you wasted all that credibility, activity, money that could have been applied to other things. Bill Gates

The Green Revolution focused on the big three - maize, rice and wheat - and the Green Revolution did not adapt the big three to African conditions, other than South Africa, as much as they should have. Bill Gates

My mom and my dad were both very sociable, meeting lots of interesting people. Bill Gates

The bulk of the universities are about teaching kids. Bill Gates

The key thing you can do to reduce population growth is actually improve health. Bill Gates

Five years from now on the web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university. Bill Gates

Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. Bill Gates

The vision is that people should have the ultimate in convenience. Being able to get the things they care about on the appropriate device. Bill Gates

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 I fished out listings of their operating systems. Bill Gates

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

Bill Gates' Success Factors for Microsoft 1. Long-term Approach 2. Passion for Products and Technology 3. Teamwork 4. Results 5. Customer Feedback 6. Individual Excellence Bill Gates

The returns from investing in poor people are just as great as the returns from investing in the business world... and have even more meaning Bill Gates

Patience is a key element of success. Bill Gates

This is something we're very committed to, it's something that I think people are underestimating right now as they've seen some of the dot-com promises not come through. I think they're missing the fact that the basic technology is moving forward, the new platforms are here and this vision of the digital decade will be a reality. Bill Gates

There is no doubt PC prices will be coming down. Bill Gates

The human body is the most complex system ever created. The more we learn about it, the more appreciation we have about what a rich system it is. Bill Gates

Online education is pretty special for two reasons. One is that you can get the very best lecture in the world and wherever you are, whenever you want, you can connect to that lecture. The other is this interactivity, where if you know a topic, you can kind of skip over it. Or if you're confused about it, [the area] where you're confused can be analyzed by software. Bill Gates

I do normal kind of contributions, particularly for people who are going over to Africa and help highlighting global health, and that's tended to be pretty bipartisan in nature because of the coalition there exists fortunately around these global health issues. But I don't think my backing, putting a lot of money into political contributions is a way I'm going to try and help improve the world. Bill Gates

When I was young I liked taking tests. I happened to be good at it. Certain subjects came easily, like math. All the science stuff. I would just read the textbooks in the first few days of class. Bill Gates

Even though I only have a high-school degree, I'm a professional student. Bill Gates

A top-quartile teacher will increase the performance of their class - based on test scores - by over 10 percent in a single year. ... That means that if the entire U.S., for two years, had top-quartile teachers, the entire difference between us and Asia would go away. Bill Gates

Inspiration starts somewhere. Bill Gates

If i will start all over again I would chose network marketing. Bill Gates

DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created. Bill Gates

The vision is really about empowering workers giving them all the information about what's going on so they can do a lot more than they've done in the past. Bill Gates

While Microsoft does not share all of Oracle's ambitions for Java, we agree that it is a very valuable tool for software developers. Bill Gates

No more misquoted forms, lost invoices, redundant entries, missing checks, or delays caused by incomplete paperwork. Bill Gates

I regret being the richest man in the world because that position attracts undeserved publicity. Bill Gates

Well, jobs are a great thing. You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you're encouraging labor substitution and you're going to go buy machines and automate things - or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you're just making a huge trade-off. Bill Gates

I am not topper in my university but all toppers are working in my microsoft company. Bill Gates

People can criticize Microsoft for supporting this TV thing for the past eight years, but it is a long-term bet, There is not any other software business that is as dedicated to the vision of the TV and the PDA [personal digital assistant] as we are. Bill Gates

I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don't just think, 'Yes, my country is doing well,' but you think about the world at large. Bill Gates



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