- 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.
2. Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.
3. 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.
4. The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.
5. Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true.
6. We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
7. We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
8. 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.’
9. Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.
10. Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.
11. Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.
12. I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to
13. The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.
14. The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice
15. The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice
16. We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
17. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
18. Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.
19. We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
20. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.