27 Billionaire Quotes By Microsoft Founder Bill Gates


The founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Bill Gates is one of the world’s greatest Billionaires.

His wealth is only outshined by his character. Bill and his wife Melinda have donated billions to charities and pressing causes around the world, making this planet a much better place.


  1. “Patience is a key element of success.” – Bill Gates

  2. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

  3. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

  4. “People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?” – Bill Gates

  5. “If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates

  6. “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” – Bill Gates

  7. “If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?” – Bill Gates

  8. “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

  9. “To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates

  10. “We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.” – Bill Gates

  11. “Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe 10% to business thinking. Business isn’t that complicated. I wouldn’t want that on my business card.” – Bill Gates

  12. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

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

  14. “Life is not fair – get used to it!” – Bill Gates

  15. “If geek means you’re willing to study things, and if you think science and engineering matter, I plead guilty. If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.” – Bill Gates

  16. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

  17. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

  18. “‘I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.” – Bill Gates

  19. “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

  20. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

  21. “Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.” – Bill Gates

  22. “Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.” – Bill Gates

  23. “This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.” – Bill Gates

  24. “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

  25. “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.” – Bill Gates

  26. “Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.” – Bill Gates

  27. “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

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