34 Splendid Bill Gates Motivational Quotes

Bill Gates is best known as the man who co-founded Microsoft, creating the world’s largest PC software company. Gates is not only a business magnate, but also a philanthropist, investor, and programmer. With an interest in computer programming since the age of 13, Gates later went onto college to pursue his passion. Continuing on to become one of the world’s wealthiest men, Gates has shared many memorable pieces of advice in his time. Here is a look at some of Bill Gates biggest motivational quotes.

“‘I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.”

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

“Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.”

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”


“Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing.”

“Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.”

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

“I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.”

“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.”

“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 geek means you’re willing to study things, and if you think science and engineering matter, I plead guilty. If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.”

“If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?”

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“Life is not fair – get used to it!”

“Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want that on my business card.”

“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”

“Patience is a key element of success.”

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.”

“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”

“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”

“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.”

“We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.”

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Originally published in 1995, Bill Gates book titled, ‘The Road Ahead’ focuses on the information superhighway of the future and how emerging technologies will go on to transform human existence in unprecedented ways. Gates shares his ideals on how technology will change the way we live and interact in the world today.

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