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Bill Gates
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It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not. -Bill Gates, Fortune Magazine, July 17 2007 Bill Gates

You've got to be willing to read other people's code, and then write your own, then have other people review your code. You've got to want to be in this incredible feedback loop where you get the world-class people to tell you what you're doing wrong... Bill Gates

It's pretty amazing to go from a world where computers were unheard of and very complex to where they're a tool of everyday life. Bill Gates

Why do people benefit in inverse proportion to their need? Well, market incentives make that happen. Bill Gates

If you believe that every life has equal value, it's revolting to learn that some lives are seen as worth saving and others are not. We said to ourselves: "This can't be true. But if it is true, it deserves to be the priority of our giving." Bill Gates

Life's not fair, get over it! Bill Gates

A breakthrough in machine learning would be worth ten Microsofts. 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

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

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

In ninth grade, I came up with a new form of rebellion. I hadn't been getting good grades, but I decided to get all A's without taking a book home. I didn't go to math class, because I knew enough and had read ahead, and I placed within the top 10 people in the nation on an aptitude exam. Bill Gates

Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It's basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it's wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore. Bill Gates

The U.S. immigration laws are bad - really, really bad. I'd say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government's name. Bill Gates

Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy. Bill Gates

Teaching's hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way. Bill Gates

I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV. Bill Gates

If you've found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work. Bill Gates

The 'Billionaire' song is what my kids tease me with. They sing it to me. It's funny. Bill Gates

I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient. Bill Gates

Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero. Bill Gates

The misconception that aid falls straight into the hands of dictators largely stems from the Cold War era. Bill Gates

China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it's not an 'us versus them,' it's an 'us and them' type scenario. Bill Gates

OK, I have a nickname. My family calls me 'Trey' because I'm William the third. My dad has the same name, which is always confusing because my dad is well known, and I'm also known. 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

I'm a geek. Bill Gates

Some very poor countries run great vaccination systems, and some richer ones run terrible programs. Bill Gates

My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we've had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff. Bill Gates

My wife thinks she's better than me at puzzles. I haven't given in on that one yet. Bill Gates

People are going to buy cheap fertilizer so they can grow enough crops to feed themselves, which will be increasingly difficult with climate change. Bill Gates

The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits. Bill Gates

China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them. Bill Gates

Even with cameras being very cheap, one thing that researchers noticed was that you look really bad in a videoconference image because the lighting is bad and you get shadows and things. Bill Gates

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. Bill Gates

Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings. Bill Gates

DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience. Bill Gates

There's no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw. Bill Gates

When the PC was launched, people knew it was important. Bill Gates

Americans move more than 10 times over the course of a lifetime. Bill Gates

Eventually, all companies are replaced. Bill Gates

Personally, I'd like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems. Bill Gates

Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy. Bill Gates

The most impactful dollars that Australia can spend are actually what goes to help the poorest. Bill Gates

Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that's associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to. Bill Gates

Now everyone takes it for granted that you can look up movie reviews, track locations, and order stuff online. I wish there was a way we could take it away from people for a day so they could remember what it was like without it. Bill Gates

Most innovations, unfortunately, actually increase the net costs of the healthcare system. There's a few, particularly having to do with chronic diseases, that are an exception. If you could cure Alzheimer's, if you could avoid diabetes - those are gigantic in terms of saving money. But the incentive regime doesn't favor them. Bill Gates

If you want to improve the situation of the poorest two billion on the planet, having the price of energy go down substantially would be the best thing you could do for them. Bill Gates

I believe that the world will be a safer place if there is enough food to go around, that it will be a more stable place if children grow up with opportunities instead of frustrations. Furthermore, I can only assume that if the United States plays a role in helping to create prosperous societies, we will have friends to call on in times of need. Bill Gates

Look At The Clock When You Are Sitting idle. But Never Look At The Clock When You Are Working. Bill Gates

My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers. So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven't paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer. Bill Gates

It is really gratifying, for example, to visit India now and see that because they've had good educational institutions, and they've had a focus on it, there are more and more people in India participating in the world economy. Bill Gates

Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn't try to make every decision. Bill Gates

It's pretty incredible to look back 30 years to when Microsoft was starting and realize how work has been transformed. We're finally getting close to what I call the digital workstyle. Bill Gates

We had planned to integrate a Web browser with our operating system as far back as 1993( filing its first court responses to federal antitrust) Bill Gates

Microsoft Products are Generally Bug Free Bill Gates

Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!? Bill Gates

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? Bill Gates

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. Bill Gates

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. Bill Gates

A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer. Bill Gates

There's a lot that can be done for people who are using technology in a better way. Bill Gates

To create a new standard it takes something that's not just a little bit different. It takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination. And the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard. Bill Gates

Your customers get better when you do. Bill Gates

The only big companies that succeed will be those that obsolete their own products before somebody else does. Bill Gates

I like to read general biology - things about the immune system and advances in that area - because it lays the foundation for my part of the dialogue at the foundation about what things we ought to pursue. Bill Gates

My dream is that every child has enough food to eat, good medical care, and the chance to go to school and even attend college. Bill Gates

I hope someday what people can do with their lives depends on their talents and how hard they are willing to work, rather than on where they happen to be born. Bill Gates

Microsoft is involved in setting some fairly key standards and people are afraid of it because they think, Geez, they are quite capable. It's daunting, I suppose. Bill Gates

I admire leaders in science, people who really figure things out like Richard Fineman or people who work on vaccines, tons of people working on [the] HIV vaccine. There's leaders in business, people like Warren Buffett, who've got a certain approach they take that are pretty amazing. There [are] product innovators like Steve Jobs was, where he gets behind a concept and does a fantastic job. Bill Gates

Ridiculous sums of money can be confusing. Bill Gates



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