Happy Boss Day Quotes

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. ~Doug Larson

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen. ~Robert Jarvik

Most people like hard work. Particularly when they are paying for it. ~Franklin P. Jones, in The Saturday Evening Post, 1952

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. ~Robert Frost, unverified

The three little sentences that will get you through life — Number one: “Cover for me.” Number two: “Oh, good idea, Boss!” Number three: “It was like that when I got here.” ~Nell Scovell, “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish,” The Simpsons [S2, E11, 1991]

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.” ~Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns 50, 1998

He had to spend his evenings bruising two fingers on a typewriter, making out reports in duplicate, triplicate, infinity, and confusion. ~Federal Works Agency Work Projects Administration, Montana: A State Guide Book, 1939

To kill time, a committee meeting is the perfect weapon. ~Fred Allen

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. ~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (radio), 1978

There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting. ~David Letterman

I’ve met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time. ~Bill Gold, quoted in Reader’s Digest, 1955, citing Washington Post and Times-Herald

A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say. ~Michael Winner, 1970

Teamwork is essential… it allows you to blame someone else. ~Pentacol (chemistry journal), 1970

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. ~Dennis A. Peer, quoted in Reader’s Digest, 1996, citing National Enquirer

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone… ~G. B. Stern, Robert Louis Stevenson: The Man Who Wrote ‘Treasure Island,’ 1954

Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say by the time you wake up you’ll feel so good, you’ll be able to start looking for a new job. ~Jay Leno

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a raise. ~Robert Brault, 2013, rbrault.blogspot.com

If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire. ~Cannon’s Cogent Comment, quoted in 1,001 Logical Laws, Accurate Axioms, Profound Principles, Trusty Truisms, Homey Homilies, Colorful Corollaries, Quotable Quotes, and Rambunctious Ruminations for all walks of life, compiled by John Peers & edited by Gordon Bennett, 1979

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~Thomas J. Watson

Gratitude is the best attitude. ~Jack D. Osman

If you are the boss it’s wise to remember that there are lots of things you don’t know and lots of people who hope you won’t find out. ~Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com

If a train station is where the train stops, what’s a workstation? ~Author unknown

Business is a combination of war and sport. ~Émile Herzog, unverified

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees. That’ll do them in. ~Quoted in Reader’s Digest, 1976, as “Huntingburg, Ind., Independent, quoted by Bill Gold in Washington Post [How’s that for a quaternary source?! –tg]

Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life. ~Author unknown

Quotations for Boss’ Day
Original post date: 2000 Aug 21
1st major revision: 2018 Sept 15