50 Inspirational Richard Branson Quotes

Richard Branson is an English businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in 1970. The Virgin Group is a conglomerate that includes 400 companies. Here is a compilation of Richard Branson Quotes.

Branson has created four billion-dollar companies in sectors such as mobile telephony, air travel, finance, and health care. He has also built large organizations in other industries including leisure and entertainment. He has been described as “a restless entrepreneur” who “cannot sit still” or “stay put.”

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

“Past failures unlock future successes”

“Breaking the rules and challenging convention is in the DNA of every successful entrepreneur. Doing things differently and solving problems with new, innovative and fresh approaches are the very reason many start-ups are able to compete and sometimes outpace the established market leaders.”

“A company’s employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product”

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

“A little humour is good for the soul – regardless of how old you may be.”

“Play fair, be prepared for others to play dirty, and don’t let them drag you into the mud.”

“Please don’t get hung up on this question of whether you need to have experience in an industry before you launch your startup.”

“Rather than getting nostalgic…embrace the new opportunities and challenges available to you now.”

“If man creates the problem, surely man can solve it.”

“Money is only interesting for what it lets you do and create.”

“The best way of learning about anything is by doing.”

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

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

“Have fun, work hard and money will come. Don’t waste time – grab your chances. Have a positive outlook on life. When it’s not fun, move on.”

“By working hard, by making the right moves, you can create your own luck, I think. But certainly luck plays a part.”

“People do not mind people who try things and fail. If you’re a good entrepreneur, you’re not going to succeed in every single thing you try. You’ve got to try to succeed at more things than fail.”

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“Life’s too short. If you’re passionate – stand up.”

“The world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.”

“Records are made to be broken. It is in man’s nature to continue to strive to do just that.”

“Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.”

“Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy is one of the life’s greatest pleasures!”

“Not enough people realize the satisfaction you can get from really pushing yourself to the limits.”

“It is the satisfaction of doing it for yourself and motivating others to work with you in bringing it about. It is about the fun, innovation, creativity with the rewards being far greater than purely financial.”

“Successful entrepreneurs don’t wait for the perfect moment – they create it”

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“Successful entrepreneurs don’t wait for the perfect moment – they create it”

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had – everyday I’m learning something new.”

“I am a great believer that you need passion and energy to create a truly successful business. Remember many new businesses do not make it and running a business will be a tough experience, involving long hours and many hard decisions – it helps to have that passion to keep you going.”

“Set impossible challenges. Then catch up with them.”

“Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.”

“I never really felt secure until I was well into my 30s, because anytime I had success, I would invest in new projects.”

“Don’t bother doing something unless you’re radically different from the competition.”

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

“I just wanted to create things that I could be proud of. Money was just an evil byproduct to pay the bills at the end of the year.”

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“Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no”

“There’s no better satisfaction than watching the people around you, who have worked day and night to get something right, realising the dream.”

“The bigger the dream, the greater the opportunity”

“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.”

“Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, the luckier you become.”

“Take the competition seriously, but not yourself.”

“If people are crazy enough to dare, impossible things happen.”

“I think that being a business a leader that treads all over people to get to the top is actually not the way I think to become a successful business leader.”

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

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“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”

“Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them.”

“The most breathtaking thing about being in space is actually looking back at the Earth.”

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

“Remember the to-do list but don’t forget the to-be list.”

“LEARN FROM FAILURE. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.”

“There are no quick wins in business – it takes years to become an overnight success.”

“Success cannot be measured in wealth, fame or power, but by whether you have made a positive difference for others.”

“Launching a business is essentially an adventure in problem-solving.”

“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.”

“If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.”

“If you find yourself stuck in the middle there is only one way to go, forward.”

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