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Bill Gates Quotes and Media Gallery

Video: Bill Gates Speech at Harvard (part1)
Quotes On Life After School:

"If you think your teacher is tough, wait until
you get a boss: HE doesn't have tenure."

"Life is not divided into semesters: you don't get summers off and very few employers
are interested in helping you find yourself."

"Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs."

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are,
you'll end up working for one."

Video: Bill Gates Speech at Harvard (part2)
Quotes on The Microsoft Way:

"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."

"Your most unhappy customers are
your greatest source of learning."

"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."

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

Video: Bill Gates Speech at Harvard (part3)
Quotes on Life in General:

"Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking
they can't lose."

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

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

"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."

Video: Bill Gates Speech at Harvard (part4)
Quotes on Technology:

"The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation
will magnify the inefficiency."

"The Internet is becoming the Town Square
for the global village of tomorrow."

"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."

Video: Bill Gates Speech at Harvard (part5)
Quotes on Dreams, and Growing Up:

"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."

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

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