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Most people know the name Bill Gates, but few know the story of how he became one of the richest and most influential people in the world. This quotes compilation will explore his early life, his work at Microsoft, and his philanthropic work after leaving Microsoft. It will also discuss Gates’ personal life and what motivates him to continue working hard. Whether you are a fan of Gates or not, this quotes compilation is sure to be interesting.

Discover the best Work, Money, Information, Time, Computers, Life, World Money, Famous, Leadership, Life, Technology, Inspirational, Lazy, Success quotes from Bill Gates, and much more.


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About Bill Gates

birth of the author

October 28, 1955

education of the author

Harvard University

occupation of the author

Software Developer, Investor, Entrepreneur

date of the author

Years Active:

knownfor of the author

Known For:
Co-Founder Of Microsoft And Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

title of the author

Co-Chairperson Of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chairman And Founder Of Branded Entertainment Network, Chairman And Founder Of Cascade Investment, Chairman And Co-Founder Of Terrapower, Founder Of Breakthrough Energy, Technology Advisor Of Microsoft And More.

award of the author

Presidential Medal Of Freedom


Spam will be a thing of the past in two years’ time. โ€” Bill Gates

We’ll have infinite bandwidth in a decade’s time. โ€” Bill Gates

Software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time. โ€” Bill Gates

I spend a lot of time reading. โ€” Bill Gates

spam will be a thing of the past in two years time Bill Gates quote

WWW? Nice toy, but what a waste of time. โ€” Bill Gates

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

Computers and games don’t waste timeโ€“people do. โ€” Bill Gates

Digital reading will completely take over. It’s lightweight and it’s fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over. โ€” Bill Gates

If I had a dollar for every time someone made fun of me in high schoolโ€“oh wait, I do! โ€” Bill Gates

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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. โ€” Bill Gates

Polio’s pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time. โ€” Bill Gates

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativityโ€“the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires. โ€” Bill Gates

Married life is a simpler life. Who I spend my time with is established in advance. โ€” Bill Gates

By helping us to be more productive, technology lets us to spend less time focusing on survival, and more on solving other challenges. โ€” Bill Gates

software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time Bill Gates quote

The world at large is less inequitable today than at any time in history. Number of people in abject poverty, as a percentage, is at allโ€“time low. โ€” Bill Gates

In this business, by the time you realize you are in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless your running scared all the time, you’re gone. โ€” Bill

To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies. โ€” Bill Gates

Where did Bill Gates go to college?

Bill Gates attended Harvard University. However, he dropped out in his junior year to found Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen.


While we’re all very dependent on technology, it doesn’t always work. โ€” Bill Gates


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Hey, size works against excellence. โ€” Bill Gates

while we re all very dependent on technology it doesn t always work Bill Gates quote

We work with whoever is elected. Some will bring a more generous, open view of the world than others. โ€” Bill Gates

I work hard because I love my work. โ€” Bill Gates

I find golf very relaxing. It’s a way to get away from work and get outside. It’s a lot of fun, and once you get going it’s almost kind of addictive. โ€” Bill Gates

Whenever there is hard work to be done, I assign it to the laziest man as he is sure to find an easy way of doing it. Be lazy, think crazy. โ€” Bill Gates

See the clock only when you have No work…. Don’t see the clock when you are working…. Clock is a lock for success โ€” Bill Gates

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Be nice to nerds,, one day u might have to work for one โ€” Bill Gates

We were distracted during our antitrust trial, we didn’t assign the best people to do the work. โ€” Bill Gates

We in Microsoft] are not the only software company but we are a great software company doing some unique work. โ€” 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. โ€” Bill Gates

I’m serious when I do my work. I’m not serious when I’m home with my kids. โ€” Bill Gates

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Information work is thinking work. โ€” Bill Gates

If it works it would be magical, because with liquids you don’t have the intermittency problem batteries. you can put the liquid into a big tank and burn it whenever you want. โ€” Bill Gates

Here at work we’re all just trying to get a job done. My people have the confidence of their convictions and they know their skills. And that occupies most of my time. โ€” Bill Gates

Haiti should remind us all that there is an immediate need to invest in and promote longโ€“term development projects that are sustainable, scalable, and proven to work. โ€” Bill Gates

Microsoft has had many, many successful products. I’m committed to one company. This is the industry I’ve decided to work in. โ€” Bill Gates



We’re changing the world with technology. โ€” Bill Gates

A lot of the things that will really improve the world fortunately aren’t dependent on Washington doing something different. โ€” Bill Gates

I regret being the richest man in the world because that position attracts undeserved publicity. โ€” Bill Gates

Robotics and other combinations will make the world pretty fantastic compared with today. โ€” Bill Gates

don t compare yourself with anyone in this world if u do so u r insulting yourself Bill Gates quote

We’re all responsible for creating a polioโ€“free world while we still can. โ€” Bill Gates

Improving the health & productivity of the poorest is one of the best investments you can make in the future of the world โ€” Bill Gates

The world needs banking but it does not need banks. โ€” Bill Gates

Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a superโ€“big thing. โ€” Bill Gates

The world is not flat, and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs. โ€” Bill Gates

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We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule. โ€” Bill Gates

The world has been very careful to pick very few diseases for eradication, because it is very tough. โ€” Bill Gates

The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. โ€” Bill Gates

I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it’s just such a dramatic success. โ€” Bill Gates

With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities. โ€” Bill Gates

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Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book ‘The Most Powerful Idea in the World.’ โ€” Bill Gates


There’s life and death in every email. โ€” Bill Gates

What are Bill Gatesโ€™s major accomplishments?

Bill Gates founded the software company Microsoft Corporation with his friend Paul Allen.


Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. โ€” Bill Gates

Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives. โ€” Bill Gates

I believe that every life is valuable. That we can make things better. That innovation is the key to a bright future. That we’re just getting started. โ€” Bill Gates

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The computer will live your life, listen to you and understand you better than humans can. โ€” Bill Gates

In the U.S., we believe the best way to improve lives is to improve public education. โ€” Bill Gates

Two out of every five people on Earth today owe their lives to the higher crop outputs that fertilizer has made possible. โ€” Bill Gates

I would counsel people to go to college, because it’s one of the best times in your life in terms of who you meet and develop a broad set of intellectual skills. โ€” 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. โ€” Bill Gates

your school may have done away with winners and losers but life has not Bill Gates quote

When you have money in hand,only you forget who are you .But when you do not have any money in your hand,the whole world forget who you are.It’s life. โ€” Bill Gates

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Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself. โ€” Bill Gates

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. โ€” Bill Gates

According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life. โ€” Bill Gates

In my 20s, I worked very, very hard. I have a much more balanced life now. โ€” Bill Gates

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Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. โ€” Bill Gates

The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I’ll never be handsโ€“on on anything except software. โ€” Bill Gates

I mean, if we said right now, there’s somebody in the next room who’s dying, let’s all go save their life, you know, everybody would just get up immediately and go get involved in that. โ€” Bill Gates


We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior. โ€” Bill Gates

Money has always been in politics. And I’m not sure you’d want money to be completely out of politics. โ€” Bill Gates

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You can make money and you can make excuses, but you can never make money out of excuses โ€” Bill Gates

Well private money can take risks in a way that government money often isn’t willing to. โ€” Bill Gates

Nobody spends any money on smallpox unless they worry about a bioโ€“terrorist recreating it. โ€” Bill Gates

Ridiculous sums of money can be confusing. โ€” Bill Gates

Wellโ€“spent aid money is saving lives for a few thousand dollars per life saved. โ€” Bill Gates

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If I hadn’t given my money away, I’d have had more than anyone else on the planet. โ€” Bill Gates

In some ways, if you make mistakes with your own money, you don’t feel as bad about it as if it was someone else’s. โ€” Bill Gates

Giving money effectively is almost as hard as earning it in the first place. โ€” Bill Gates

Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk. โ€” Bill

I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them. โ€” Bill Gates

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People in business understand paying money to be more efficient. You can bootstrap markets where the devices are too expensive at first because these are so valuable to some people. โ€” Bill Gates


This whole phenomenon of the computer in a library is an amazing thing. โ€” Bill Gates

The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. โ€” Bill Gates

No one will need more than 637Kb of memory for a personal computer โ€” Bill Gates

It is hard to smash a computer when you’re laughing. โ€” Bill Gates

this whole phenomenon of the computer in a library is an amazing thing Bill Gates quote

There was a magical breakthrough when the computer became cheap and we could see that everyone could afford a computer. โ€” Bill Gates

Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive. โ€” Bill Gates

Anyone who spends their life on a computer is pretty unusual. โ€” Bill Gates

The future of Windows is to let the computer see, listen and even learn. โ€” Bill Gates

Microsoft was founded with a vision of a computer on every desk, and in every home. We’ve never wavered from that vision. โ€” Bill Gates

the computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before Bill Gates quote

Bridge is one of the last games in which the computer is not better. โ€” Bill Gates

I’d be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer. โ€” Bill Gates

If you think you’re a really good programmer… read Knuth’s Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing. โ€” Bill Gates

The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn’t get bigger or heavier. โ€” Bill Gates

Let’s face it, the average computer user has the brain of a Spider Monkey. โ€” Bill Gates

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Windows 8 is key to the future, the Surface computer. โ€” Bill Gates

Training the workforce of tomorrow with today’s high schools is like trying to teach kids about today’s computers on a 50โ€“yearโ€“old mainframe. โ€” Bill Gates


This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. they are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case. โ€” Bill Gates

The information society should serve all of its citizens, not only the technically sophisticated and economically privileged. โ€” Bill Gates

Bringing together the right information with the right people will dramatically improve a company’s ability to develop and act on strategic business opportunities. โ€” Bill Gates

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D is a way of organizing things, particularly as we’re getting much more media information on the computer, a lot more choices, a lot more navigation than we’ve ever had before. โ€” Bill Gates

The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competition, is to do an outstanding job with information. โ€” Bill Gates

Being flooded with information doesn’t mean we have the right information or that we’re in touch with the right people. โ€” Bill Gates

Antitrust is the way that the government promotes markets when there are market failures. It has nothing to do with the idea of free information. โ€” Bill Gates

The information highway will transform our culture as dramatically as Gutenberg’s press did the Middle Ages. โ€” Bill Gates

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. โ€” Bill Gates

The two areas that are changing… are information technology and medical technology. Those are the things that the world will be very different 20 years from now than it is today. โ€” Bill Gates

How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose. โ€” Bill Gates

Should surveillance be usable for petty crimes like jaywalking or minor drug possession? Or is there a higher threshold for certain information? Those aren’t easy questions. โ€” Bill Gates

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