Top 30 Boss Quotes

"The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful." Jon Taffer

30 Boss Quotes

A good boss is composed of many elements that make them what they are. It doesn't always imply knowing how to run a company, but also being able to make their employees comfortable and to worry and care about them. It sure isn't easy and not everybody makes a great boss. In order for us to appreciate their hard work, we have compiled the best boss quotes for us to really value them and what they do for us.


1"Every boss started as a worker."

Moosa Rahat

2"The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way."

Henry Miller

3"The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful."

Jon Taffer

4“You'll never make a fortune working for the boss man.”

Jeannette Walls

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

Doug Larson

6“It is not enough to be approachable, you must also be approaching.”

Janna Cachola

7"The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm."

John C. Maxwell

8"No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early."

Groucho Marx

9"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

10"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives."

Theodore Roosevelt

11"The way to find the real boss is to find out who hires the lawyers."

David Weinbaum

12"You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader."

Anthony J. D'Angelo

13"A leader leads by example, not by force."

Sun Tzu

14"I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people."

Indira Gandhi

15"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

16"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

17"Learn to obey before you command."


18“I would have sold my soul to the devil, but my boss had a better offer.”

Ljupka Cvetanova

19"'Chef' doesn't mean that you're the best cook, it simply means 'boss'."

Tom Colicchio

20"At the end of the day, I'm the biggest boss. I'm self-made."

Rick Ross

21"A good boss makes his men realize they have mor ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could."

Charles Erwin Wilson

22"Unless you accept anyone to be your boss, no man can be your boss!"

Mehmet Murat ildan

23"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

24“A boss says "you do it", a leader says "let's do it".”

Amit Kalantri

25"If you ever catch a great boss, it's just such a rare thing, and it's amazing."

James L. Brooks

26"Your boss is only human and just wants the best from you."

Naomie Harris

27"In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way."

Tina Fey

28"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders."

Tom Peters

29"Leadership is action, not position."

Donald H. McGannon

30"Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions."

Fernand Bartolme