50 Richard Branson Quotes On Leadership & Business

Sir Richard Branson is a British business magnate, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose name stands tall in the business world. He is the founder of the Virgin Group, a diverse company with ventures stretching across music, telecommunications, aviation, and other industries. Here are the best Richard Branson quotes on success, leadership, business, and more to inspire and motivate you.

Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. He chose to drop out of school and start a youth culture magazine called “Student” at the age of 16.

After the success of his magazine, Branson launched a chain of record stores named Virgin Records. The company became known for signing iconic bands and artists such as Rolling Stones, Paula Abdul, and Janet Jackson.

Soon it became one of the most successful record companies in the entire world. Being an ambitious businessman, Branson then launched Virgin Atlantic Airways which is one of his most notable achievements.

Furthermore, Branson ventured into various industries under the brand Virgin Group including Virgin Rail Group, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Blue, and Virgin Galactic. All of these companies span multiple industries and are very successful.

Besides business, Branson is also known for his humanitarian and environmental work. From becoming a founding member of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children which intends to find missing children to setting up the Virgin Earth Challenge which aimed at finding solutions to climate change, Branson has become a globally admired figure for his philanthropic work.

Branson’s willingness to take risks, commitment to innovation, and work ethic has made him one of the richest men in the world.

Below are the most famous Richard Branson quotes that will give much-needed motivation to entrepreneurs to fearlessly face challenges and come out as a winner.

Top 10 Richard Branson Quotes

  1. “If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small.” — Richard Branson    

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

    Quotes By Richard Branson
    Quotes By Richard Branson
  3. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” — Richard Branson                                       

    Best Richard Branson Quotes
    Best Richard Branson Quotes
  4. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” — Richard Branson                      

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

    Inspirational Richard Branson Quotes
    Inspirational Richard Branson Quotes
  6. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” — Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson Quotes
    Sir Richard Branson Quotes
  7. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push your boundaries.” — Richard Branson

    Richard Branson Quote
    Richard Branson Quote
  8. “Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture.” — Richard Branson
  9. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Richard Branson                                                                                                                                            
    Famous Quotes From Richard Branson
    Famous Quotes From Richard Branson


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

Famous Quotes By Richard Branson

  1. “However important business is, family always comes first.” — Richard Branson
  2. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson
  3. “The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.” — Richard Branson
  4. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” — Richard Branson
  5. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” — Richard Branson
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “My family brought me up to always look for the best in other people. I love people. Love spending time with people. I love learning from people.” — Richard Branson
  10. “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.” — Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s Quotes On Leadership

  1. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” — Richard Branson
  2. “I’ve seen life as one long learning process.” — Richard Branson
  3. “Don’t become a slave to technology, manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” — Richard Branson
  4. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” — Richard Branson
  5. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family.” — Richard Branson
  6. “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
  7. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” — Richard Branson
  8. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” — Richard Branson
  9. “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!” — Richard Branson
  10. “If I had to name a skill I possess, it would be lateral thinking. When all logic is pointing in one direction, but it just doesn’t make sense to me, I question it.” — Richard Branson

Inspiring Richard Branson Quotes

  1. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed.” — Richard Branson
  2. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” — Richard Branson
  3. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” — Richard Branson
  4. “Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.” — Richard Branson
  5. “To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” — Richard Branson
  6. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” — Richard Branson
  7. “How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” — Richard Branson
  8. “The lesson that I have learned and follow all my life is that we should try and try and try again – but never give up!” — Richard Branson
  9. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” — Richard Branson 
  10. “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

Best Richard Branson Quotes

  1. “Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business.” — Richard Branson    

    Richard Branson Quote On Employees
    Richard Branson Quote On Employees
  2. “Successful entrepreneurs don’t wait for the perfect moment they create it.” — Richard Branson
  3. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” — Richard Branson
  4. “Success is more than luck. You have to believe in yourself and make it happen.” — Richard Branson
  5. “Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticizing.” — Richard Branson
  6. “You shouldn’t blindly accept a leaders advice. You’ve got to question leaders on occasion.” — Richard Branson
  7. “A business has to be involving. it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” — Richard Branson
  8. “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” — Richard Branson                                                           

    Richard Branson Quote About Employees
    Richard Branson Quote About Employees
  9. Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” — Richard Branson
  10. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” — Richard Branson

More About Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson (born July 18, 1950, in Shamley Green, Surrey, England) is a world-famous entrepreneur, activist, adventurer, and business icon.

He is the founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, a British multinational venture that holds more than 400 companies in 30 countries around the world.

Apart from his business success, Branson is also a renowned figure when it comes to adventure. He is known for setting records in powerboat racing and hot-air ballooning.

In addition, he has featured in numerous Television shows and movies. He also appeared in Casino Royale, the popular James Bond movie.

Besides all these, Branson has funded and started many philanthropic organizations. He has also been active in politics for a long time.

He has also written numerous books on business that have been international bestsellers including his autobiography Losing my Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way’, which has sold over two million copies to date.

Some of his other famous books include “Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life and Business”, “Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur”, and “The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership”

Branson has received many honors and awards including the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, honorary degree of Doctor of Technology, Tony Jannus Award, and many more.

He was also ranked in 2007’s Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in The World. In June 2023, Forbes listed Branson’s estimated net worth at US$3 billion.


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