Words matter. These are the best Melinda Gates Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I care much more about saving the lives of mothers and babies than I do about a fancy museum somewhere.
Women around the world should have a tool that helps them plan their pregnancies.
I’m constantly saying to myself, ‘I’m lucky I was born in the United States.’
It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world.
Kids are falling through the cracks and nobody notices it. That to me is what’s wrong with the school system.
You can’t save kids just with vaccines.
I think the Americans need to understand that a lot of times the children are bored in school, and that is why they are not staying in.
There’s a false perception that women in Africa somehow don’t love their babies they way we do, don’t grieve their loss the way we would. That is simply not true.
I think it’s very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they’re growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual.
I realized that the only way to get into a good college was to be valedictorian or salutatorian. So that was my goal.
I want to live as private a life as I can because of our children.
We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she’s carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.
I learn in a different way. I learn experientially.
Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups – development, testing, marketing, user education.
There are absolutely lots of teachers who are trying to come into the profession, but they are not attracted enough to say, ‘I’m going to switch careers to do it,’ or they are often not retained… because the salaries and the compensation aren’t there to make it happen.
After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.
I’m wholehearted about whatever I do.
We talk a lot in our home together about where we’re going, what I’m doing.
Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh.
We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us.
If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.