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.     


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