Melinda Gates Quotes
Total quotes (21)
Total quotes (21)
Over time, I developed the confidence to stop trying to emulate others and to lead in a way that felt comfortable and true to me, it made all the difference. So trust yourself and trust your own voice. Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world.
There is no one more fascinating – no one more alive with the possibilities of life, no one more curious to learn from an adult or mentor who will spend some time with her. For energy…for spontaneity…for a sense of the full range of human emotion, there’s nothing like having a teenage girl in your life.
It’s not easy to bring a new idea into existence. It’s not easy even to stand up and talk about why things need to change. I know that from my own experience as a young adolescent searching for my own voice. It’s a long and difficult process, and I think it’s fair to say that it’s never finished. At least I hope it’s never finished. I think a voice is always a work in progress.
But just because you don't qualify for sainthood doesn't mean you can't form deep human connections -- or that your connections can't make a difference in the world. That's where technology comes in. If you make the moral choice to connect deeply to others, then your computer, your phone, and your tablet make it so much easier to do.
"You don't have to rush. You have careers to launch, debts to pay, spouses to meet and marry. That's enough for now.
But in the course of your lives, without any plan on your part, you'll come to see suffering that will break your heart.
When it happens, and it will, don't turn away from it; turn toward it.
That is the moment when change is born."
"But there is another essential ingredient of success, and that ingredient is luck – absolute and total luck.
When were you born? Who were your parents? Where did you grow up? None of us earned these things. They were given to us.
When we strip away our luck and privilege and consider where we'd be without them, it becomes easier to see someone who's poor and sick and say ""that could be me."" This is empathy; it tears down barriers and opens up new frontiers for optimism."