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51 Inspiring Bill Gates Quotes To Change Your Mindset On Life

Bill Gates is known as one of the richest, most influential, and innovative personalities on the earth. He has always been a strong believer and admirer of technology. His innovations have contributed much to science and technology making human tasks easier.

Bill gates completed his education at Lakeside School in America. Evidently, he proved himself a very intelligent student in academics. Since childhood, Gates was eager to learn new things. He used to study encyclopedia along with his academic books. As a result of this, in 1969, the company Seattle, offered computers to Bill Gates’ school, “Lakeside School”, to assist students in learning. Eventually, Bill Gates used his curiosity to studying and understanding computers.

One day, he met Paul Allen and they became good friends as they shared a similar interest in computers. Their friendship changed the world. At the age of just 15, Bill Gates along with Paul Allen invented a computer program ‘Traf-O-Data’ which was used to measure the transport effect. Through this, Gates earned quite a bit and further continued his work in the technology industry

Similar to many kids, Bill Gates also experienced some parental pressure in terms of his future career. Bill Gates’ father wanted him to become a lawyer, and while he tried his best to focus on law, he never found it as interesting as computers. So he kept himself indulged in computers. Paul Allen and he burnt mid-night oil to build software to run the computer ‘Altair 8800 computer’ made4 by Ed Roberts Company and that worked. After that Bill Gates never looked back and just at the age of 19, He along with Paul Allen, started Microsoft and continued working with Ed Roberts Company. He dropped his college in between as the computer’s demand had increased.

Bill Gates was not only a proficient software developer but also a smart business person. For instance, When IBM, one of the topmost computer-making companies of that era, offered Microsoft company $50,000 for building and selling software for their personal computers. Bill Gates denied the deal and urged the company to pay for each computer the company sells having Microsoft company software installed.

The company had a setback when its biggest customer, IBM company, replaced MS-DOS with its own software. However, Bill Gates never gave up and started updating its Microsoft Windows and this spirit of his made him successful. Although, he left his chairman position in 2014 and he now runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation along with his wife. Therefore, in this article we will go through some Bill Gates quotes to help teach us how to be an efficient business person and develop a strong mindset!

Here are 51 of the Bill Gates Quotes to help you be motivated throughout your life.

51 Most Inspiring Bill Gates Quotes To Earn Billions And Win Billions Of Hearts

  1. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
  2. “Digital technology has several features that can make it much easier for teachers to pay special attention to all their students.”
  3. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
  4. “I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view. Where you don’t just think, ‘Yes, my country is doing well,’ but you think about the world at large.”
  5. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
  6. “There is a certain responsibility that accrued to me when I got to this unexpected position.”
  7. “We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”
  8. “I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.”
  9. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
  10. “Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.”
  11. “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
  12. “I studied every thing but never topped..But today the toppers of the best universities
    are my employees”
  13. “Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.”
  14. “In my view, investing in public libraries is an investment in the nation’s future.”
  15. “Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.”
  16. “A bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is, and lame execution will stymie a good strategy. If you do enough things poorly, you will go out of business.”
  17. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
  18. “A fundamental new rule for business is that the Internet changes everything.”
  19. “We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
  22. “Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared.”
  23. “The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.”
  24. “When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”
  27. “If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”
  28. “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.”
  29. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
  30. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
  31. “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.”
  32. “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.”
  33. “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.”
  34. “Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.”
  35. “Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.”
  36. “Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.”
  37. “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 forgets who you are. It’s life!”
  38. “In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.”
  39. “Life is not fair, get used to it.”
  40. “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”
  41. “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.”
  42. “Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.”
  43. “Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”
  44. “I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”
  45. “Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you. Find yourself.”
  46. “People always fear change, people feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? & people feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.”
  47. “Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated.”
  48. “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.”
  49. “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”
  50. “If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.
  51. “Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until ever inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.”

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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