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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 92 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

77. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Richard Branson

78. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” – Richard Branson

79. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” –Richard Branson

80. “Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.” – Richard Branson

81. “To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” – Richard Branson

82. “How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” – Richard Branson

83. “I view life as one big adventure. I’m always learning, and finding new things to try and challenges to overcome.” – Richard Branson

84. “My normal approach to life is to say screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

85. “Regretting not doing something is worse than regretting doing something. It means I can sleep with a clear conscience. We all have to fight for our values and protect the things that matter to us, but also appreciate the joys life brings.” – Richard Branson

86. “In the end, I’ve realized that legacy is not important except to your children and family and friends. When I am on my deathbed, I just want to feel as if I have loved and been loved, done some good in the world, and made a difference here and there.” – Richard Branson

87. “Business and awards don’t mean that much. There is nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. Life is certainly too short not to appreciate people who have been significant in it.”- Richard Branson

88. “It’s very important to take risks in life and business, but they need to be calculated — there is no point risking your neck for something with little chance of success.”- Richard Branson

89. “Investors buy into people and ideas, not numbers alone.”-Richard Branson

90. “Any manager who punishes their staff for expressing an opinion hasn’t got the faintest idea about leadership. People in charge should empower their employees, not scare them into silence.”- Richard Branson

91. “I take notes in every meeting, to keep the frame of mind to learn. I edit as I go along, and follow up with dates and tasks in order of importance. I couldn’t have written two autobiographies without them.”-Richard Branson

92. “I will continue questioning, questioning, questioning. I will never completely get to the truth, but I want my life to be one long strive to get there.”- Richard Branson

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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.

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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