Inspirational Quotes by Richard Branson on Life Success, Wisdom & Business

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and the founder of Virgin group. He was born on July 18, 1950, in Surrey England. After short Introduction, now I am moving towards my topic, which is Inspirational Quotes by Richard Branson on Success, Life, Wisdom & Business. etc.Famous Quotes by Richard Branson

Richard Branson Quotes 

So the best quotes by Richard Branson are in the following:

Business Quotes by Richard Branson

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

Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.”

Famous Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “If you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it’s like to win.”

Famous Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “Success is more than luck. You have to believe in yourself and make it happen.”

Inspirational Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “Cover the downside.”

Leadership Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind.”

Richard Branson Quotes

  • “Only a fool never changes his mind.”

Quotes by Richard Branson

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

Life Quotes by Richard Branson

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

Life Quotes Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “Screw it. Let’s do it.”

Richard Branson Inspirational Quotes

  • “If I had to give one reason why I have been fortunate enough to experience some success, it would be my knack of bringing together wonderful people.”

Quotes by Richard Branson

  • “The way to become a great leader is to look for the best in people – seldom criticise – always praise.”

Richard Branson Success Quotes

  • “Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient – it’s about accessing your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.”

Richard Branson Quotes on Problem Solving

  • “And once we decide to do something, we should never look back, never regret it.”

Richard Branson Inspirational Business Quotes

  • “Whenever you are setting up a new project, the most important thing is to surround yourself with people who are better than yourself, have different skills and a healthy combination of enthusiasm and experience.”

Richard Branson Quotes

  • “Respect is about how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”

Wisdom Quotes by Richard Branson

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

 

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

 

  • “to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running”

 

  • “Never do anything if it means you can’t sleep at night.’ It’s a good rule to follow.”

 

  • “Listen – it makes you sound smarter”

 

  • “how slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.”
  • “Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.”

 

  • “It’s so much better, where possible, to try and forgive offenders and give them a second chance, just like my mother and father did so often with me as a child.”

 

  • “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

 

  • “The brave may not live forever – But the cautious do not live at all”

 

  • “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.”

 

  • “Success for me is whether you have created something that you can be really proud of.”

 

  • “My definition of a sin is for humans to allow a species to die out. Animals cannot speak for themselves – it is up to all of us to protect them and their habitats.”

 

  • “Acquiring the habit of note-taking is therefore a wonderfully complementary skill to that of listening.”

 

  • “The key enterprising skills I used when first starting out are the very same ones I use today: the art of delegation, risk-taking, surrounding yourself with a great team and working on projects you really believe in.”

 

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

 

  • “The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.”

 

  • “Somebody said to me after Strive that there are three stages of life: youth, middle age, and ‘you’re looking well’! Sadly, it’s probably true. I found myself getting more ‘you’re looking well’ comments than usual after Strive. But the adventures we do as a family help keep me young, and give me another reason to stay fit and healthy.”

 

  • “By 2016, Pitch To Rich had morphed into VOOM, the UK and Ireland’s biggest and most valuable pitch competition, with more than £1 million of prizes on offer. As the posters said: ‘I’ve got 99 problems but a pitch ain’t one!”

 

  • “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy, waking up stressed and miserable isn’t a good way to live.”

 

  • “They encouraged me to always look for the good in people instead of assuming the worst and trying to find fault.”

 

  • “Hard work and fun are what life is all about. As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

 

  • “All ideas are second-hand, consciously or unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily used by the garnerer with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them.”

 

  • “Making life or death decisions for the family requires the same skills as making crucial business decisions, but, of course, it feels so much more intense. As an entrepreneur, you are better equipped than anyone to question things, listen and learn and ultimately make a call. But there is always another company – there is not another wife, son or daughter. It doesn’t matter how much money you earn; nothing is worth more than your family’s health.”

 

  • “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.”

 

  • “Live for the present –’ I heard my parents’ old maxim in the back of my head ‘– and the future will look after itself.”

 

  • “Everything’s gone,’ I heard someone say. I thought of the lifetime of diaries and photographs disappearing up in smoke and I turned to Mia and Joe. ‘Remember, it’s not material things that matter in life,’ I told them. ‘Things aren’t important, people are. All that matters is that everyone is safe.”

 

  • “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

 

  • “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

 

  • “To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.”

 

  • “Most “necessary evils” are far more evil than necessary.”

 

  • “Fun is at the core of the way I like to do business and it has been key to everything I’ve done from the outset. More than any other element, fun is the secret of Virgin’s success. I am aware that the ideas of business as being fun and creative goes right against the grain of convention, and it’s certainly not how they teach it at some of those business schools, where business means hard grind and lots of ‘discounted cash flows’ and net’ present values’.”

 

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

 

  • “We owe our freedom to extraordinary people,’ he told the assembled crowd. ‘The bad, the evil, doesn’t have the last word. It is ultimately goodness and laughter and joy and caring and compassion.”

 

  • “I believe that listening is one of the most important skills for any teacher, parent, leader, entrepreneur or, well, just about anyone who has a pulse.”

 

  • “A touch of the jitters sharpens the mind, gets the adrenaline flowing and helps you to focus.”

 

  • “You get the idea. Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it’s because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over. It’s the greatest thrill in the world and it runs away screaming at the first sight of bullet points.”

 

  • “Steve did not have a death wish. He had the exact opposite. His appetite for life was so strong, it outweighed all fear. So what if his choices shortened his life? His choices filled his life, and enriched the lives of those around him.”

 

  • “If only we had the power to see ourselves in the same way that others see us.’ Of all the mantras one might adopt in life, this is surely one of the better ones and for anyone in a leadership role it should be an essential part of the checks and balances that are built into a company’s standard operating procedures.”

 

  • “As you pursue your career, your efforts may sometimes meet with failure. Don’t be discouraged — one of the best ways to learn how to do anything is to make mistakes. It took time and a lot of errors before I achieved any successes.”

 

  • “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a ride!”

 

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

 

  • “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”

 

  • “You’re guaranteed to miss every shot you don’t take.”

 

  • “I was in around the world hot-air balloon race. Before I left, I wrote a long letter to my children, in case I didn’t return. I started the letter by saying, ‘Dear Holly and”

 

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

 

  • “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”

 

  • “If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong. If you feel like getting up in the morning to work on your business is a chore, then it’s time to try something else.”

 

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

 

  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

 

  • “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.”

 

  • “I have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of it.”

 

  • “What we are trying to do at Virgin is not to have one enormous company in one sector under one banner, but to have two hundred or even three hundred separate companies. Each company can stand on its own feet and, in that way, although we’ve got a brand that links them, if we were to have another tragedy such as that of 11 September – which hurt the airline industry – it would not bring the whole group crashing down.”

 

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

 

  • “is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

 

  • “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.”

 

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

 

  • “Capitalism – which in its purest form is entrepreneurism even among the poorest of the poor – does work; but those who make money from it should put back into society, not just sit on it as if they are hatching eggs.”

 

  • “The best motto to follow is ‘Nothing ventured; nothing gained’.”

 

  • “There have been times when I could have succumbed to some form of bribe or could have had my way by offering one. But ever since that night in Dover prison I have never been tempted to break my vow… My Parents always drummed into me that all you have life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name you’ll never be happy.”

 

  • “I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involved, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

 

  • “The best lesson I learned was to just do it. It doesn’t matter what it is, or how hard it might seem, as the ancient Greek, Plato, said, ‘The beginning is the most important part of any work.”

 

  • “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.” Sir”

 

  • “It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.”

 

  • “If someone offers you an Amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say Yes – then learn how to do it later.”

 

  • “There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it’s because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over.”

 

  • “Throughout my business life, I have always tried to keep on top of costs and protect the downside risk as much possible. The Virgin Group has survived only because we have always kept tight control of our cash. But, likewise, I also know that sometimes it is essential to break these rules and spend lavishly.”

 

  • “In the same way that I tend to make up my mind about people within thirty seconds of meeting them, I also make up my mind about whether a business proposal excites me within about thirty seconds of looking at it. I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.”

 

  • “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”

 

  • “I don’t believe it can be taught as if it were a recipe. There aren’t ingredients and techniques that will guarantee success. Parameters exist that, if followed, will ensure a business can continue, but you cannot clearly define our business success and then bottle it as you would a perfume. It’s not that simple: to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running; and, if you have a good team around you and more than your fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula. Business is a fluid, changing substance.”

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So here are some of the best Richard Branson Quotes about life, success, entrepreneurship, business, wisdom and Inspiration. I hope these famous sayings by Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson will be great for you to live a successful life.

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