Quotes and Sayings about Bosses



"I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Bosses, First, Leaders, Old)

"My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Dad, Life, Father, People, Bosses, Depression, Difference, Party)

"Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Bosses, Democracy, Dictators, Ideals, State, Will)

"The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Bosses, Disaster, Film, Media, Press, Succeed, Television)

"The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Bosses, President, Vice)

"Companies used to be able to function with autocratic bosses. We don't live in that world anymore."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Bosses, World)

"People like me who were engaging in brinkmanship with the party economic bosses and the open dissidents who were being arrested were pursuing a common goal in different ways."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: People, Goal, Being, Bosses, Open, Party)

"That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Bosses, Cards, Decisions, Integrity, Investigation, Jury, Lawyers, Public, Want, Will)

"If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom."
- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
(Related: Change, People, Bosses, Nothing, Will)

"At this point, American workers are pretty respectful of the bosses they loathe."
- Ted Rall
(Related: American, Bosses, Pretty, Workers)

"With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It's nothing new."
- Judd Rose
(Related: Power, Abuse, Bosses, Nothing)

"Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union. The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us, employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant girls who would work for next to nothing."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Work, Bosses, Girls, Labor, Nothing)

"After I had been working as a cap maker for three years it began to dawn on me that we girls needed an organization. The men had organized already, and had gained some advantages, but the bosses had lost nothing, as they took it out on us."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Men, Bosses, Dawn, Girls, Nothing, Years)

"No man bosses me around, and no man ever will."
- Cybill Sheperd
(Related: Bosses, Man, Will)

"Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: Bosses, Country, Debate, Democracy, News, Party)

"We have seen a central government promote the power of labor-union bosses, and in turn be supported by that power, until it has become entirely too much a government of and for one class, which is exactly what our Founding Fathers wanted most to prevent."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Government, Power, Bosses, Class, Fathers, Founding, Labor)

"Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Power, Work, Motivation, Control, Bosses, Leaders, Productivity)

"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Government, People, Bosses, Democracy)