Bill Gates “William Henry Gates III” is an American business magnate, investor, author, and humanitarian. Gates is one of the most influential and richest people in the world. He’s best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation alongside his former classmate Paul Allen.
In March 2019, Gates has an estimated US$102 billion net worth. He’s the second richest person in all over the world after Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. This net worth is equivalent of the combined GDP of several African economies.
Gates saved 5 million lives by bringing vaccines and improving children healthcare throughout his life. He invested in a foundation that supports many health, education and social developments, and the list goes on. In Feb 2014, Gates announced that he was step-down as Microsoft’s chairman to focus on charitable work at his foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Here are the best Bill Gates inspiring quotes to help you succeed in your life.
“Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.”
“If you’re born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you’re insulting yourself.”
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
“Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.”
“The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.”
“We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.”
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
“The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.”
“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.”
“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
“The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.”
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
“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?”
“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”
“If you think your teacher is tough, wait til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.”
“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.”
“Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.”
“Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.’”
“Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.”
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
“Television isn’t real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”