29 Sterling Sir Richard Branson Quotes

Sir Richard Branson is an English investor best known for his founding of the Virgin Group. He began his investment adventures when he was at the very young age of 16, with a magazine called “Student”. Since then he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of nearly 5 billion dollars. Here are some of his most eccentric and outlandish quotes.

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

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

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

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

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


“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.”

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

“I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.”

“I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.”

“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.”

“If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.”

“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.”

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

“Live life to it’s fullest. It’s a lot more fun. Don’t say no. That’s the way people always approach things.”

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

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

“Only a fool never changes his mind.”

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

“Screw it, Let’s Do It!”

“Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work?”

“Take the competition seriously, but not yourself.”

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

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

“The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.”

“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.”

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

“You only live once and I just don’t want to waste a minute of my life.”

“You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice. You’ve got to question leaders on occasion.”


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