Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.Capitalism, North KoreaBill Gates
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose.SuccessBill Gates
There are a few things that I doubt will ever go back.CoronavirusBill Gates, April 2020
The U.S. is past this opportunity to control COVID-19 without shutdown. We did not act fast enough to have an ability to avoid the shutdown.CoronavirusBill Gates, March 2020
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.LazinessBill Gates
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.Technology, BusinessBill Gates
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.InternetBill Gates
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.Teachers, Education, TechnologyBill Gates
The Internet is like a wave. You either learn to swim with it or you sink.InternetBill Gates
Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.Character, Self-ConfidenceBill Gates
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.BusinessBill Gates, 1999
Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that.Computer, Business, Microsoft & WindowsBill Gates, am 1. Oktober 2004 (Rede im Museum für Computergeschichte)
If you were born poor, it's not your mistake.
But if you die poor, it's your mistake.