One of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs has a few things to say about his ongoing success. If you dare to dream big, let these Bill Gates quotes motivate you.

Microsoft has been good to its cofounders.

When Gates and high school friend Paul Allen created it in the mid-1970s, not even they could have known its ultimate success.

Microsoft is now the largest software producer on the globe.

As such, experts regard Gates as one of richest men on the planet with a net worth in the billions. Additionally, Allen’s net worth marks him as a flourishing millionaire.

Therefore, Gates knows a thing or two about how to do business, and how to choose the right partner.

Sit down, take note, and let the planet’s most successful billionaire teach you a thing or two.

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Bill Gates quotes for starting your own tech empire

On strategy

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

On success

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

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

On leadership

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

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

On ‘Revenge of the Nerds’

“If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble.”

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

On the future

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”

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

On tough love

“Life is not fair, get used to it.”

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

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

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