Bill Gates Quotes

640K ought to be enough for anybody.

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.

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


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.

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

DOS is ugly and interferes with users’ experience.


I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you’re trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you’re giving it away.

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

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 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.


I’m sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn’t on our radar screen. We were just making great software.

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.

If I’d had some set idea of a finish line, don’t you think I would have crossed it years ago?

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.


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