76 Intelligent Richard Branson Quotes

76 Intelligent Richard Branson Quotes

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Richard Branson Quotes
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Richard Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group.

With a net worth of over $4.9 Billion and having more than 400 companies, he is one of the most highly respected CEOs in the world.

Here are 76 Richard Branson quotes:

1. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson

2. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

3. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

4. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson

5. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

6. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

7. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

8. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson

9. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

10. “Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” –Richard Branson

11. “Cover the downside.” – Richard Branson

12. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do.” – Richard Branson

13. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson

14. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson

15. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” – Richard Branson

16. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” – Richard Branson

17. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” –Richard Branson

18. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson

19. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson

20th Richard Branson Quote“Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson

21. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson

22. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

23. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson

24. “If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.” – Richard Branson

25. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

 

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26. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” –Richard Branson

27. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

28. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

29. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson

30. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.” – Richard Branson

31. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson

32. “Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson

33. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson

34. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” – Richard Branson

35. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” –Richard Branson

36. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” –Richard Branson

37. “Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson

38. “You can’t do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” – Richard Branson

39. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’.” – Richard Branson

40th Richard Branson Quote – “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

41. “For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

42. “The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.” – Richard Branson

43. “I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.” – Richard Branson

44. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson

45. “The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically guarantee hit records.” – Richard Branson

46. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

47. “Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.” – Richard Branson

48. “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson

49.  “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson

50. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

51 .” I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson

52. “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson

53. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” – Richard Branson

54. “Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.” – Richard Branson

55. “And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.” – Richard Branson

 

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56. “Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” – Richard Branson

57. “Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.” – Richard Branson

58. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

59. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson

60. “Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” – Richard Branson

60th Richard Branson Quote – “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

62. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson

63. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

64. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson

65. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” – Richard Branson

66. “Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.” – Richard Branson

67. “I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.” – Richard Branson

68. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson

69. “The funny thing is people won’t let me pay for things. I’ll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, ‘Oh no, it’s on the house.” – Richard Branson

70. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.” – Richard Branson

71. “With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”– Richard Branson

72. “My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.”Richard Branson

73. “And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.”  – Richard Branson

74. “I’ve been very lucky. I come from a very close family.” – Richard Branson

75. “I’m a lad of the ’60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more.” – Richard Branson

76. “We, we – as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.” – Richard Branson

What’s your favorite Richard Branson Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below!

Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Richard Branson was one of the very first entrepreneurs who gave me a challenging view into the world of becoming an entrepreneur. The question at that point was, “was I ready”. After a few years of this “calling”. Challenging, but its worth it!

  2. Awesome post! Seems Richard had strong family back ground from most of his quotes being about his family. I like that. How ever my favorite quote is no. 73 about change that it is personal. i have learned that if you want to change anything in your life you have to personally take responsibility and make the change you want to see.

  3. Hi Yale,

    Thank you for sharing such a great article of Richard quotes. This is really motivating and inspiring.

    Richard is always a hero for me. He is very inspiring, motivating Speaker and an one of the most successful business man in the world. He is a self made personality.

    Thank you for your time for sharing these quotes with us.

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