Born on October 28, 1955, Bill Gates is considered as one of the most influential people today. A philanthropist, entrepreneur, and business leader, he is one of the two people that founded and built Microsoft, the world’s biggest software business. He has these great but aggressive business tactics and strategies that made him one of the richest men globally.
In 2014, Bill Gates stepped down as the company’s chairman so that he can focus on his foundation and other charitable works. In 2017, he also invested about $50 million dollars out of his own pockets into Dementia Discovery Fund and the same amount into Alzheimer’s research. Even if he’s not heading Microsoft anymore, he’s still initiating change and inspiring people.
If you are looking for extra motivation today, here are some of the most inspiring Bill Gates quotes.
Life is not fair — get used to it! – Bill Gates
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction. – Bill Gates
Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself. – Bill Gates
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates
If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake. – Bill Gates
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. – 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
To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. – Bill Gates
If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good. – Bill Gates
Patience is a key element of success. – Bill Gates
Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. – 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
Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10 percent to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want to put it on my business card. – Bill Gates
A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete. – Bill Gates
The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. – Bill Gates
If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions, they will be moved to act. – Bill Gates
In three years, every product my company makes will be obsolete. The only question is whether we will make them obsolete or somebody else will. – Bill Gates
A bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is, and lame execution will stymie a good strategy. If you do enough things poorly, you will go out of business. – Bill Gates
You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. – Bill Gates
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