25 Life Changing Bill Gates Quotes on Business & Success


Bill Gates, who was born in the United States on October 28, 1955, built one of the largest corporations, Microsoft Corporation. He is also well recognized for being an author, investor, and philanthropist. He is the richest individual in the world, with an estimated 2017 net worth of $84.8 billion USD. The Giving Pledge is a commitment by billionaires to donate at least half of their wealth to philanthropy. It was founded by two of the wealthiest men and close friends, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Microsoft was officially registered by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on November 26, 1976, at the Office of the Secretary, and went on to become the world’s top software firm. Gates, a Harvard dropout, serves as an example for many investors, entrepreneurs, and young people interested in technology. Enjoy these inspiring words from Bill Gates and use them to guide your course through life.

20 Bill Gates Quotes

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

2. “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

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

4. “If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.” – Bill Gates

5. “Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.” – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

10. “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.” – Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. “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

19. “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” – Bill Gates

20. “I realized about 10 years ago that my wealth has to go back to society. A fortune, the size of which is hard to imagine, is best not passed on to one’s children. It’s not constructive for them.” – Bill Gates

21. “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

22. “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

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

  1. 24. “If you were born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”
  2. 24. “A company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete.”
  3. 25. “On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you’ll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.”

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Noble Otto is the founder of BS-Hub. Noble Otto has been running BS-Hub for 3 Years alongside he is a Web Designer, Social Media Manager & Content Creator. With over 5 Years of experience he has worked with big brands in Nigeria.

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