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Bill Gates
(28 Oct 1955 - )

American businessman who dropped out of Harvard University, yet cofounded Microsoft, a computer software company whose business practices were at times ruled to be anti-competive in several court battles.


Science Quotes by Bill Gates (4 quotes)

Computer science … jobs should be way more interesting than even going to Wall Street or being a lawyer--or, I can argue, than anything but perhaps biology, and there it's just a tie.
— Bill Gates
From interview (24 May 2004) in Scientific American (Jun 2004), 45.
Science quotes on:  |  Biology (150)  |  Computer Science (10)  |  Interesting (38)  |  Lawyer (18)  |  Tie (21)

Hey, size works against excellence.
— Bill Gates
Upside (Apr 1992). Quoted in Thomas J. Peters, Liberation Management: Necessary Disorganization for the Nanosecond Nineties (1992), 554.
Science quotes on:  |  Against (5)  |  Excellence (28)  |  Size (47)

In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don't know if there's a god or not, but I think religious principles are quite valid.
— Bill Gates
PBS interview with David Frost (Nov 1995). In Lisa Rogak (ed.) The Impatient Optimist - Bill Gates in his Words (2012), 107.
Science quotes on:  |  God (454)  |  Science And Religion (267)

The Chinese are clearly inculcating the idea that science is exciting and important, and that’s why they, as a whole—they're graduating four times as many engineers as we are, and that's just happened over the last 20 years.
— Bill Gates
NPR Radio interview, Morning Edition, (29 Apr 2005). In Lisa Rogak (ed.) The Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates in his Words (2012), 32.
Science quotes on:  |  China (17)  |  Engineer (72)  |  Excitement (33)  |  Graduation (3)  |  Idea (440)  |  Importance (183)  |  Inculcate (5)  |  Science (1699)



Quotes by others about Bill Gates (2)

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
Science quotes on:  |  Achieve (36)  |  Belief (400)  |  Define (29)  |  Examine (24)  |  Goal (81)  |  Logic (187)  |  Machine (133)  |  Programming (2)  |  Sequence (32)  |  Ultimate (61)

There never was a chip, it is said, that Bill Gates couldn’t slow down with a new batch of features.
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Science quotes on:  |  Chip (3)  |  Down (44)  |  Feature (34)  |  New (340)  |  Say (126)  |  Slow (36)


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