30 Bill Gates Quotes ( To Think Smart & Wise )
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
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.
Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.
If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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…
DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.
We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.
Computers are great because when you’re working with them you get immediate results that let you know if your program works. It’s feedback you don’t get from many other things.
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.
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.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared.
Patience is a key element of success.
So it’s an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn’t have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts — you know, they, they kill children. It’s a very sad thing, because these vaccines are important.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show Them The Solutions They Will Be Moved To Act.
The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It’s harmful.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.
The cruel injustice is that even though the world’s poor are doing essentially nothing to cause climate change, they’re going to suffer the most from it.
Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.
Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world … if you do so, you are insulting yourself.
The climate is like a bathtub that’s slowly filling up with water. Even if we slow the flow of water to a trickle, the tub will eventually fill up and water will come spilling out onto the floor. That’s the disaster we have to prevent. Setting a goal to only reduce our emissions—but not eliminate them—won’t do it.
I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger
Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.