Boss Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old boss quotes, boss sayings, and boss proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties. Doug Larson
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure. Bill Gates
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. Paul Hawken
Every boss started as a worker. Moosa Rahat
The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. John C. Maxwell
In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker. Woody Allen
Boss may be on, but leader can be anyone. Ameya Agrawal
He isn't a real boss until he has trained subordinates to shoulder most of his responsibilities Ken Blanchard
A good boss realizes that they can also learn from those they work with no matter the level, title or position. Learning is a continuous habit and is one of the best lessons demonstrated by a good boss. Byron Pulsifer
No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx
Be a leader with a ladder, not a boss with an order. Debasish Mridha
The way to find the real boss is to find out who hires the lawyers David Weinbaum
The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds. Casey Stengel
The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them. Gabriel Heatter
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team. Lee Iacocca
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. H. S. M. Burns
There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust. Klaus Balkenhol
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems. Donald Rumsfeld
Being a boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. Allison Gomme
Learn to obey before you command. Solon
It is always a great honor to be the driver of your own car, to be the boss of your own fate! Mehmet Murat ildan
Unless you accept anyone to be your boss, no man can be your boss! Mehmet Murat ildan
The three "C's"of leadership are Consideration,Caring,and Courtesy.Be polite to everyone. Brian Tracy
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. John C. Maxwell
In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. Tina Fey
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. Brian Tracy
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. John C. Maxwell
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" E.M. Kelly
By working eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. Robert Frost
A boss says “go and make sure you do it”; a leader says “let's go and make it happen”. Bosses control people; leaders involve them. Israelmore Ayivor
You'll never make a fortune working for the boss man Jeannette Walls
The person who knows how will always have job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss. Diane Ravitch
A leader leads by example, not by force. Sun Tzu
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. Theodore Roosevelt
Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day. Patrick Ness
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. Witter Bynner
A good boss is a person who can tolerate my complaints and still manage to say hello to me every day. Byron Pusifer
No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven; it's learned, not inherited. Tom Northup
A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame; a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all; a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery; a leader makes it interesting. Russell H. Ewing
One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. Arnold Glasow
Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat. Napoleon Hill
The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say 'well done'. John Ashcroft
It's always better to deliver the news yourself rather than allow your boss to be surprised. Mary Cheney
Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions. Fernanda Bartolme
Leaders are influential because they live and inspire other people's future. Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Every boss, if you are forgetting, is another human being made of bones and flesh and likes it when his ego gets stroked. Abhishek Ratna
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present. Rudy Giuliani
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could. Charles Erwin Wilson
The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss. Alanis Morissette
The first thing the secretary types is the boss. Donald Trump
No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. Robert Frost
People and organizations don't grow much without delegation and completed staff work because they are confined to the capacities of the boss and reflect both personal strengths and weaknesses. Stephen Covey
In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker. Woody Allen
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. Doug Larson
I've never wanted to be the boss. Harrison Ford
I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's not me. Alfred North Whitehead
Nobody is my boss. Conor McGregor
Ok, boss, I don't mind shuffling, but I won't scratch my head. Ruby Dee
My relationship with my body has changed. I used to consider it as a servant who should obey, function, give pleasure. In sickness, you realise that you are not the boss. It is the other way around. Federico Fellini
No matter who is watching or paying the paycheck, we are ultimately each our own boss. Kristin Armstrong
To be honest, it makes you a lot better coach when your boss is in the meeting room. You're a lot more driven every day. Kirby Smart
Without false modesty, I feel that, when I'm on the stage, I'm the king, the boss of the situation. Vladimir Horowitz
There's a lot of sacrifices you have to make to be the boss. Travis Fimmel
Nothing is as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done. Earl Wilson
I'm a hustler. I'm the Boss. Rick Ross
At the end of the day, I'm the biggest boss. I'm self-made. Rick Ross
He isn't a real boss until he has trained subordinates to shoulder most of his responsibilities. William Feather
Some days, I get overwhelmed and a bit breathless... I've probably cried at work, but I'm limited with my crying: I'm the boss; I'm not really allowed to cry at work. Stella Mccartney
Why do I want somebody to tell me what to do, tell me what I'm doing wrong? I want to be the boss. Bubba Watson
Being your own boss is much superior to working for the man. Including working for your father. Nolan Bushnel
When I thought I couldn't write recipes, my boss at the time advised, 'Write as you talk.' Mary Berry
In the world there are so many Baby girl, you are that one I deserve that I deserve you I'll do anything that you say, anything cause you the boss Rick Ross
Run how you want, boss Chill how you want, boss Floss how you want, boss Do whatcha like Go rock your chain, boss Pour that champagne Dre
Big boss man Won't you hear me when I call I said big boss man Won't you hear me when I call Well you ain't so big You just tall that's all Charley Pride
You looked so lost What a fool I was You called me manly, so masterful You called me manly, so powerful Was I ever gullible She's the boss. Mick Jagger
I woke up feelin like a boss Stepped in some mud wiped it off Took a loan, then a took a loss then took some more now I'm a boss I woke up Yfn Lucci
To be the boss,it would be so great. Makes you feel,just like your on a date. faenellaith
My Boss wanted me to dance to his tunes all day; sway instantaneously to the most minuscule of his commands and instructions. Nikhil Parekh
My Boss keeps sporty girls, they say; His belly's big with cheer. Robert William Service
We respected the cook; but the name of a Boss was a blot in our book. Henry Lawson
The shearers squint along the board to catch the Boss’s boots; Henry Lawson
Run how you want, boss. Chill how you want, boss. Floss how you want, boss. Do whatcha like go rock your chain, boss. Rick Ross
Big boss man. Won't you hear me when I call I said big boss man. Won't you hear me when I call. Charlie Rich
When the boss comes callin' they'll put us down. When the boss comes callin' gotta stand your ground. Dropkick Murphys
If you want to be a boss and be treated like a boss, then firing someone is in your boss-size job description. Sophia Amoruso
Your boss is not your friend and if you're the boss, your employees aren't your friends. Sophia Amoruso
One member of your network deserves special attention: your boss. Kent Lineback
First, the boss plays conflicting roles: supporter and evaluator, which can create confusion. Kent Lineback
As an exceptional performer, your probably had minimal interaction with your boss. Kent Lineback
The boss is not only a potential source of great help, in both your job and your career, but also the one who evaluates your performance. Kent Lineback
Your boss depends on you and needs your commitment and support to succeed. Kent Lineback
Don't assume you can make significant differences in how your boss thinks or operates. Kent Lineback