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He gave me a lot of very useful advice when I set up Virgin Atlantic 21 years ago. Perhaps his best advice was to make sure that I took BA to court before they bankrupted us - not after, as he did.


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Taking bold action on climate change simply makes good business sense. It's also the right thing...
RICHARD BRANSON
We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways, ... It's las...
RICHARD BRANSON
We have enormous sympathy for him. He has done a fantastic job. It is sad they have to come down so ...
RICHARD BRANSON
We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go wit...
RICHARD BRANSON
I think the most important thing is that in the last seven days we've just had the greatest adventur...
RICHARD BRANSON
Well, I'm somebody who is just living...living life, and if I get frustrated by something, then I li...
RICHARD BRANSON
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
RICHARD BRANSON
Both [units] are extremely important carriers of the Virgin brand worldwide.
RICHARD BRANSON
I'm not sure how I'd survive without English Breakfast tea. Even in the Caribbean, I must dr...
RICHARD BRANSON
I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sol...
RICHARD BRANSON
The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are bran...
RICHARD BRANSON
We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways, ... It's las...
RICHARD BRANSON
We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go wit...
RICHARD BRANSON
You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all e...
RICHARD BRANSON
I'm a lad of the '60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a num...
RICHARD BRANSON
Space has always fascinated me. As a young boy looking up at the stars, I found it impossible to res...
RICHARD BRANSON
The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, ov...
RICHARD BRANSON
My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feelin...
RICHARD BRANSON
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
RICHARD BRANSON
If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then l...
RICHARD BRANSON
On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a mi...
RICHARD BRANSON
Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do wh...
RICHARD BRANSON
We are disappointed at the way this was dealt with at the boardroom level.
RICHARD BRANSON
holding on for dear life.
RICHARD BRANSON
My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around...
RICHARD BRANSON
I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an except...
SIR RICHARD STEELE
Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.
SIR RICHARD STEELE
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives ne...
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest d...
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
All Faith is false, all Faith is true:
Truth is the shattered mirror strown
In myriad bits; ...
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation ...
SIR RICHARD STEELE
We are always doing, says he, something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something ...
SIR RICHARD STEELE
The survivorship of a worthy man in his son is a pleasure scarce inferior to the hopes of the conti...
SIR RICHARD STEELE
A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.
SIR RICHARD STEELE
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
SIR RICHARD BURTON
The marriage state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven...
SIR RICHARD STEELE
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
SIR RICHARD F BURTON
Next year's concerts around the UK and Ireland will be the first arena tour I've done for years and ...
SIR CLIFF RICHARD
Conscription may have been good for the country, but it damn near killed the army.
SIR RICHARD HULL
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
SIR RICHARD STEELE
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
SIR RICHARD STEELE
Conquer thyself, till thou has done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subje...
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
The thoroughbred wanderer
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
SIR RICHARD STEELE
A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband.
SIR RICHARD STEELE
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
SIR RICHARD BURTON
The insupportable labor of doing nothing.
SIR RICHARD STEELE