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  I will always chose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because, he will find an easy way to do it.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Life is not fair; get used to it.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We're changing the world with technology.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they cant lose.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Life is not divided into semesters. You dont get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I am afraid that's not quite right.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more 'user-friendly' Their best approach, so far, has been to take all the old brochures, and stamp the words, 'user-friendly' on the cover  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  You graduates are coming of age in an amazing time. As you leave Harvard, you have technology that members of my class never had. You have awareness of global inequity, which we did not have. And with that awareness, you likely also have an informed conscience that will torment you if you abandon these people whose lives you could change with very little effort. You have more than we had; you must start sooner, and carry on longer.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I dont think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We will never make a 32-bit operating system.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I studied every thing but never topped.... But today the toppers of the best universities are my employees.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It is not your fault if you were born poor; it is your fault if you stay poor.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  So the vision of Microsoft is pretty simple. It changed a couple years ago. For the first 25 years of the company, it was a personal computer on every desk and in every home. And it was a very good vision; very rare for a company to be able to stick with something like that for 25 years. The reason we changed it was simply that it became acceptable. . . . And so as we stepped back and looked at what we were trying to do with the programming model, turning the Internet into the fabric for distributed computing, getting your information to replicate in a very invisible way so that it was available to you everywhere, thinking of this programming model spanning all the different devices, we changed to the mission statement we have now, which is empowering people through great software anytime, any place and on any device.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  In this business, by the time you realise you're in trouble, it is too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.  
 -  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It is possible, you can never know, that the universe exists only for me. If so, it is sure going well for me, I must admit.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Microsoft is not about greed. It is about innovation and fairness.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  My job is about the most fun thing I do, but I have a broad set of interests, going places, reading things, doing things.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Dont compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  You've got to be willing to read other people's code, and then write your own, then have other people review your code. You've got to want to be in this incredible feedback loop where you get the world-class people to tell you what you're doing wrong.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  640K ought to be enough for anybody.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Kids are taking PCs and the Internet to new heights. They're the ones that are designing the cutting-edge web sites.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Whether it is raising donations for favorite causes or recording a first album, the incredible advancements in technology and the Windows platform offer individuals greater opportunities to follow their passions.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It's not your fault if you were born poor; it is your fault if you stay poor.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It's not your fault if you were born poor; it is your fault if you stay poor.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It is really gratifying, for example, to visit India now and see that because they've had good educational institutions, and they've had a focus on it, there are more and more people in India participating in the world economy.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  There's no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.  
 -  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  There's a lot that can be done for people who are using technology in a better way.  
 -  Bill 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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We're changing the world with technology.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen.  
 -  Bill Gates