Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
The U. S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen.
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.
Life is not fair; get used to it.
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.
I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
640K ought to be enough for anybody.
I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
People everywhere love Windows.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience.