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19 Bill Gates quotes that will teach us to do what we love in life

Bill Gates, alongside his high school friend Paul Allen, founded Microsoft, which is the #1 software company in the world.

He is one of the richest men on Earth with a net worth of $76 billion.

Even at a young age, he  demonstrated his love for programming when he built his first computer program on the General Electric machine. He and 3 other students wrote a payroll program for Information Sciences in exchange for computer time and royalties.

Gates went on to develop software at Harvard. He dropped out to start his own software company which we now know as Microsoft.

Because of his love and passion for computer programming, he was able to turn his passion into profit. He is a living example of someone who has found his purpose in life.

Today, his employees applaud his management style as maximizing efficiency, minimizing red tape and always keeping the company moving forward.

Being a philanthropist, he and his wife founded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help support the less privileged. In fact, they have already given $4.6 billion to charity since 2000.

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It is not enough to achieve our dreams if we don’t share what we have with others. Here are 19 Bill Gates quotes to inspire us to do what we want and share what we have:

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

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

“If you are born Poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”

“Life is not fair, get used to it.”

“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”

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

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“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”

“Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.”

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“Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.”

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

“We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.”

“The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.”

“When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.”

“The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.”

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

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“Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.”

“Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.”

“We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.”

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“Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.”

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Written by Jude Paler

I am a poet with a positive outlook in life and a writer with a purpose in mind. I write to express my thoughts so that others will be inspired.

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