Flatter Your Supervisor With Boss's Day Quotes

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Here is an unofficial code: if you want to climb the corporate ladder, first learn to manage your boss. With a happy boss, you can reach the top. On this Boss's Day, share these quotes with your superior to win them over.

Robert Frost

"The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week."

Sam Walton

"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."

Howard Aiken

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."

John Gotti

"If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter."

Lawrence H. Martin

"In many businesses, today will end at five o'clock. Those bent on success, however, make today last from yesterday right through to tomorrow."

Elbert Hubbard

"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

Doug Larson

"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties."

Casey Stengel

"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."

"The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided."

Peter Drucker

"Management by objective works—if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't."

Homer Simpson

"Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?"

Tim Gould

"I've been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low."

Byron Pulsifer

"A good boss is a person who can tolerate my complaints and still manage to say hello to me every day."

"If it wasn't for bad bosses, I wouldn't know what a good one was like."

Leo J. Farrell, Jr.

"The mark of a true executive is usually illegible."

Cedric Adams

"Executive: A man who talks to visitors so the other employees can get their work done."