Bill Gates Quotes

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.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.


Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.


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