"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Bill Gates on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Bill Gates on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Bill Gates on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Bill Gates on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Bill Gates on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
"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."
"This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."