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.
Its fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.
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.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.
Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.
Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.’
We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.
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.
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.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Success is a lousy teacher it seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Its fine to celebrate success but it’s more important to heed the lesson of failure.
If you can’t make it good, at least make it good.
If you are born poor it is not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone in the world if you do so, you are insulting yourself.
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
Patience is a key element of success.
It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?
If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improve the human condition.
To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.
Life is not fair – get used to it!
‘I don’t know’ has become ‘I don’t know yet’.
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping – they called it opportunity.