Popular Richard Branson Quotes

Life is a halva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no


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


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


Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.


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.


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


What matters is working with a few close friends, people you respect, knowing that if times did turn bad these people would hold together.


Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure.


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


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


I think entrepreneurship is our natural state–a big adult word that probably boils down to something much more obvious like playfulness.


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


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


The best way of learning about anything is by doing.


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


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


I never wanted to be a businessman, I just wanted to change the world


Your brand name is only as good as your reputation


Our model is to develop each business separately with its own shareholder and management – this way we can concentrate on the job in hand, rather than be part of some enormous and faceless conglomerate.


With all my employees, I listen to them, trust in them, believe in them, respect them and let them have a go! I never believe I know better than they do and have been fortunate over the years to build up a very strong management team whom I can trust and take advice from.


I never wanted to be a businessman, I just wanted to change the world.