Bill Gates (1955-Present)

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

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

“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”

“I studied every thing but never topped…. But today the toppers of the best universities are my employees”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Life is not fair get used to used to it”

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

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.”

“I never topped in the university, but today toppers of best universities are my employees…”

“Computers are great because when you’re working with them you get immediate results that let you know if your program works. It’s feedback you don’t get from many other things.”

“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.”

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”

“Life’s not fair, get over it!”

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

“The vision is really about empowering workers giving them all the information about what’s going on so they can do a lot more than they’ve done in the past.”

“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.”

“The idea of representative democracy will change. Today, we claim we don’t use direct democracy because it would be impractical to poll everybody on every issue. The truth is that we use representative democracy because we want to get an above-average group to think through problems and make choices that, in the short term, might not be obvious–even if they are to everybody’s benefit over the long term.”

“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. Businesses and nonprofits, including foundations, play important roles, too. The market drives businesses to solve a lot of problems—for example improving health care in the rich world. But markets don’t serve the poor in some important sectors, like health, because the poor can’t afford to pay. In those areas, foundations can help drive innovation and take risks that governments and businesses can’t. Once we find solutions that work for the poor, we look to governments and business to take on the large-scale delivery.”

“About 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but people don’t pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.”

“Fear should guide you, but it should be latent. I have some latent fear. I consider failure on a regular basis.”

“The day has almost arrived when you can easily conduct business, study, explore the world and its cultures, call up great entertainment, make friends, go to neighborly markets, and show pictures to your relatives, wherever they are–without leaving your desk or your armchair. Once this new era is in full swing, you won’t leave your network connection behind at the office or in the classroom. Your connection will be more than an appliance you’ve bought or an object you carry. It will be your passport into a new, “mediated” way of life.”

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