Bill Gates Quotes About Love, Money, Technology, Leadership, Employees

Google’s done a super good job on search; Apple’s done a great job on the iPod. -Bill Gates

The fight against AIDS in China is already well underway. The Chinese government and other funders are providing major support, and they’ll continue to bear primary responsibility for delivering prevention and treatment. -Bill Gates

Microsoft Research has a thing called the Sense Cam that, as you walk around, it’s taking photos all the time. And the software will filter and find the ones that are interesting without having to think, ‘Let’s get out the camera and get that shot.’ You just have that, and software helps you pick what you want. -Bill Gates

If you’re low-income in the United States, you have a higher chance of going to jail than you do of getting a four-year degree. And that doesn’t seem entirely fair. -Bill Gates

In order for the United States to do the right things for the long term, it appears to be helpful for us to have the prospect of humiliation. Sputnik helped us fund good science – really good science: the semiconductor came out of it. -Bill Gates

AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma. -Bill Gates

Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it’s a good thing they’ll be reading a newspaper on a screen. -Bill Gates

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I’m certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes. -Bill Gates

The Center for Disease Control started out as the malaria war control board based in Atlanta. Partly because the head of Coke had some people out to his plantation, and they got infected with malaria, and partly ’cause all the military recruits were coming down and having a higher fatality rate from malaria while training than in the field. -Bill Gates

Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable, and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable. -Bill Gates

Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid. -Bill Gates

China is certainly an important player in the global economy, and a widespread AIDS epidemic would threaten that growth. -Bill Gates

Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources. -Bill Gates

When Ford sells a car, a dealer isn’t allowed to take out the engine and put a different one in. When a newsstand sells the Washington Post, no one can go to the newsstand and pay them to rip out the classified section and put their own classified section in – if they could, they would do so. -Bill Gates

The nuclear approach I’m involved in is called a traveling-wave reactor, which uses waste uranium for fuel. There’s a lot of things that have to go right for that dream to come true – many decades of building demo plants, proving the economics are right. But if it does, you could have cheaper energy with no CO2 emissions. -Bill Gates

Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism. -Bill Gates

The misconception that aid falls straight into the hands of dictators largely stems from the Cold War era. -Bill Gates

My experience of malaria was just taking antimalarials, which give you strange dreams because I don’t want to get malaria. -Bill Gates

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

I don’t think culture is something you can describe. -Bill Gates

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

Driving up the value of advertising is a big commitment to Microsoft. -Bill Gates

People are always coming up to me and saying, ‘I heard your dad’s speech, and it’s really great.’ And they’ll mention someplace I didn’t even know my dad was going to. -Bill Gates

It’s easier to add things on to a PC than it’s ever been before. It’s one click, and boom, it comes down. -Bill Gates

Like any well-designed software product, Windows is designed, developed, and tested as an integrated whole. -Bill Gates

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

My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we’ve had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff. -Bill Gates

The common thread for everything I do is this idea of a Web-services architecture. What does that mean? It means taking components of software and systems and having them be self-describing so that you can aim them, ask them what their capabilities are, and communicate with them using a standard protocol. -Bill Gates

In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organization to operate more effectively. -Bill Gates

Even with cameras being very cheap, one thing that researchers noticed was that you look really bad in a videoconference image because the lighting is bad and you get shadows and things. -Bill Gates

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

A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code. -Bill Gates

I didn’t use to wear a watch. Now I have a SPOT watch, which I wear all the time. -Bill Gates

If you’ve found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work. -Bill Gates

The microprocessor is a miracle. -Bill Gates

I think the positive competition between states in India is one of the most positive dynamics that the country has. -Bill Gates

I think that society has to be careful not to shift all of its resources to the elderly versus the young. -Bill Gates

If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was ‘satisfactory,’ I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently? -Bill Gates

Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy. -Bill Gates

Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy. -Bill Gates

What’s amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much interesting, they would be more motivated. It’s so far away in time that they can’t appreciate what it means for their whole life. -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. -Bill Gates

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

The outpouring of support from millions of people in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti has been impressive. -Bill Gates

I have a particular relationship with Vinod Khosla because he’s got a lot of very interesting science-based energy startups. -Bill Gates

Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs. -Bill Gates

Middle-income countries are the biggest users of GMOs. Places like Brazil. -Bill Gates

Americans move more than 10 times over the course of a lifetime. -Bill Gates

People don’t want lots and lots of single-purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video. -Bill Gates

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