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Motivational Richard Branson Quotes and Sayings

Richard Branson Quotes:- Richard Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business.

He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records-later known as Virgin Megastores-in 1972. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label.


Inspirational Richard Branson Quotes


“Although I’ve been living in the British Virgin Islands for some time now, I have never stopped caring passionately about the U.K. and its great people.”-Richard Branson

Richard Branson

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


“A business has to be involved”, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”-Richard Branson


“All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.”-Richard Branson


“A complaint is a chance to turn a customer into a lifelong friend. I say that seriously, not as some press release baloney.”-Richard Branson


“A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.”-Richard Branson

“A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?”-Richard Branson


“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


Richard Branson Quotes on Doing Business


“As a teenager, I went to Bali a lot, but it’s a long, long way from England. Which is why, when we bought Necker Island, we made it like a mini Bali.”-Richard Branson


“Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.”-Richard Branson


“By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.”-Richard Branson


“Can you imagine what a different world we will live in when businesses do what’s right for the communities and the environment in everything they do?”-Richard Branson

“Capitalism has proven to be the only system that works, but the problem with capitalism is that extreme wealth ends up in the hands of a few people.”-Richard Branson


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


Richard Branson Quotes About Success


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


“From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better.”-Richard Branson


“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.”-Richard Branson


“Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don’ts of starting a business, I often wonder how different my life and career might have been.”-Richard Branson

“I always find the time to exercise – kitesurfing, tennis or cycling – and to spend time with my loved ones.”-Richard Branson


Life-Changing Richard Branson Quotes


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


“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


“I don’t think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world.”-Richard Branson


“I love Africa, and Ulusaba, our home in South Africa, is pretty special. It’s on a rocky hill overlooking the bush, and from your room, you can see lions stalking zebras by the waterhole.”-Richard Branson


Intelligent Richard Branson Quotes


“I love Notting Hill and Westbourne Grove – there is so much life and vitality around Portobello and Ladbroke Grove. It has come up a lot since I started Virgin more than 40 years ago, but there is so much character.”-Richard Branson


“I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life.”-Richard Branson


“I love to dance, but my children tell me I shouldn’t. Can’t see why.”-Richard Branson


“I love traveling” full stop – so while I’ve had some harrowing instances, I never look at them negatively. Memories are made when you’re traveling” – not when you’re chained to your desk.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes On Employees


“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


“I think it’s good for a woman to put on a bit of weight when she gets older – it looks better. But a man has to stay balanced.”-Richard Branson


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


“I think because I started Virgin when I was a teenager, it has become a part of me, like my family, and I am motivated by ambition for it, almost as if it were a child.”-Richard Branson


“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


“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 – if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Opportunity


“If you are a small company taking on a big company, you need to have a sense of humor.”-Richard Branson


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


“If you’re embarking around the world in a hot-air balloon, don’t forget the toilet paper.”-Richard Branson


“I’m a bit like the Queen in that I don’t carry much cash.”-Richard Branson


“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


“I’m not sure how I’d survive without English Breakfast tea. Even in the Caribbean, I must drink 20 cups a day.”-Richard Branson


“In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it.”-Richard Branson


“In this digital age, it doesn’t really matter if you are in Canary Wharf or the Caribbean; there are opportunities waiting to be grasped by entrepreneurs.”-Richard Branson


“It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Culture


“It’s rare for a startup to make money immediately, so you need to make sure that you have enough saved or that you have another income stream that can support you.”-Richard Branson


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


“I’ve been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.”-Richard Branson


“Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.”-Richard Branson


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


“Material things are delightful, but they’re not important.”-Richard Branson


“More businesses should be following Apple’s stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability.”-Richard Branson


“Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, has” brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Attitude


“My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.”-Richard Branson


“My early business ventures included growing Christmas trees and breeding birds.”-Richard Branson


“My favorite mode of transport is hot-air ballooning. It’s so grateful” to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you.”-Richard Branson


“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


“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About philosophy


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


“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


“On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. That was quite a startling prediction, but in some respects, he was right on both counts!”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Business


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


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


“Space has always fascinated me. As a young boy looking up at the stars, I found it impossible to resist thinking what was out there and if I ever would experience space first-hand.”-Richard Branson


“Starting your own business isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life.”-Richard Branson


“The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.”-Richard Branson


“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


“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


“The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Money


“The true cost to the world of a burger is far greater than the money you hand over to buy it.”-Richard Branson


“There is no way I would ask others to go on a Virgin Galactic flight if I didn’t feel it was safe enough for myself.”-Richard Branson


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


“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


“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


“We are going to transform Britain’s rail system from the worst in the world to the best. If you can do a few things like that, when the body gives out, you can say you’ve lived a good life.”-Richard Branson


“We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Working


“We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know – you may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business.”-Richard Branson


“We need every person on Earth to acknowledge that climate change is real and encourage each other and our leaders to address the challenge.”-Richard Branson


“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


“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


“Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it’s fun to be able to deliver it.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About Animals


“We’re introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night’s sleep.”-Richard Branson


“We’re one of the only animals in the world that don’t really think of ourselves as animals, but we are animals, and we must respect our fellow animals.”-Richard Branson


“We’ve always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways… It’s lasted now about 14 years, and we’re very pleased to have survived it.”-Richard Branson


“When Brexiters told the public that people were exaggerating, that there would be a financial meltdown, I think it’s been proven that they were not exaggerating.”-Richard Branson


“When exploring London, you will come across lots of excitement by chance, so try to take everything in rather than just rushing around to all of the major tourist haunts.”-Richard Branson


Richard Branson Quotes About passengers


“When hiring somebody, I never ask to see a curriculum vitae. I feel that since I didn’t have one myself, it would be a bit presumptuous to ask to see anyone else’s.”-Richard Branson


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


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


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


“You should not build your customer service system on the premise that your organization” will never question the whims of your clients.”-Richard Branson