The Quotable Bill Gates

Here are just a few of the quotes I’ve come across from Bill Gates, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft. A friend asked me to share some of the quotes from Chairman Gates. Enjoy!

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, co-founder of Microsoft

Bill Gates on reading books

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, co-founder of Microsoft

Here Gates is sadly wrong. First, religion should not be assigned to Sunday only. True religion is a 24-7-365 sort of thing—and absolutely should be.

Second, true prayer pays far greater dividends than Microsoft or Bill Gates. If he doesn’t understand that, his life is far poorer than he thinks it is. His mistake.

Perhaps I need to teach Bill Gates how to pray. If he’d like to learn, I’d be happy to teach him the true power of prayer.

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. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

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, co-founder of Microsoft

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, co-founder of Microsoft

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, co-founder of Microsoft

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they’re rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Whether I’m at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading. — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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