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Top quotes by Bill Gates

Bill Gates's top quotes. 'Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.' '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.'


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Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.


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.


I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.


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.


Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.


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.


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


Certainly I'll never be able to put myself in the situation that people growing up in the less developed countries are in. I've gotten a bit of a sense of it by being out there and meeting people and talking with them.


China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%.


By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited... The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.


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


Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.


If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.


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.


The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard.


I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.


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


Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.


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


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



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