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

Bill Gates on success
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Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

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

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

Bill Gates on century
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Often you have to rely on intuition.

Bill Gates on intuition
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We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.

Bill Gates on change
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Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end yp working for one.

I want to admit that I am an optimist. Any tough problem, I think it can be solved.

Bill Gates on change
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In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.

Bill Gates on business
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I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.

Bill Gates on act
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At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.

Bill Gates on afraid
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Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.

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

About Bill Gates

Name Bill Gates
Quotes 388 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 28, 1955
About William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American entrepreneur, software executive, philanthropist and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft he has held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and he remains the largest individual shareholder with more than 8% of the common stock.
Top topics people, world, software, microsoft, countries

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day.

Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.

Bill Gates on debt
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There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed

Bill Gates on mistakes
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I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty.

Bill Gates on science
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Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor, and the health care systems there have broken down.

Bill Gates on broken
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In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years.

In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.

Bill Gates on teach
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In low-income countries, the main problems you have is infectious diseases.

Bill Gates on problems
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I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find an easy way to do it.

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

Bill Gates on health
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I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars;

there's a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that.

Bill Gates on freedom
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People should just buy a CD and rip it. You are legal then.

Bill Gates on people
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Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.

Bill Gates on prevention
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The spread of online information isn't just good for charities.

It's also good for donors. You can go to a site like Charity Navigator, which evaluates nonprofits on their financial health as well as the amount of information they share about their work.

Bill Gates on work
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There are more people dying of malaria than any specific cancer.

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

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 on work
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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 on death
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I remember thinking quite logically that I didn't want to spoil my children with wealth and so that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on.

Bill Gates on children
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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 on knowledge
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Living on $6 a day means you have a refrigerator, a TV, a cell phone, your children can go to school. That's not possible on $1 a day.

Bill Gates on children
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Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.

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

The Internet is the easiest thing to get into. To be an Internet retailer, you just get that URL.

Bill Gates on internet
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Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient.

There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

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

Bill Gates on basic
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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 on family
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You know capitalism is this wonderful thing that motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions to be done. But in this area of diseases of the world at large, it's really let us down.

Bill Gates on people
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Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism.

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Patience is a key element of success.

The year I was born, 1955, the first big disease-eradication program in the world was declared for malaria. After about a decade of work, they realized that, at least in the tropical areas, they did not have the tools to get it done.

Bill Gates on work
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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.

Bill Gates on efficiency
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If you count E-mail, I'm on the Internet all day, every day.

Bill Gates on internet
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I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing.

Bill Gates on philosophy
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The potential financial reward for building the 'next Windows' is so great that there will never be a shortage of new technologies seeking to challenge it.

Bill Gates on challenge
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The tool that's most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.

Bill Gates on innovation
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The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.

Bill Gates on people
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When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen.

Bill Gates on choices
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The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.

Bill Gates on life
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Music, even with these dial-up connections you have to the Internet, is very practical to download.

Bill Gates on music
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I don't think there's anything unique about human intellience.

All the nuerons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.

Bill Gates on computers
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The part of uranium that's fissile - when you hit it with a neutron, it splits in two - is about 0.7%. The reactors we have today are burning that 0.7%.

Bill Gates on today
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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 on games
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The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.

Bill Gates on rich
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