Some bosses are like The Office’s Michael Scott – concerned, friendly, and eager to please. Others focus more on the profits and bottom line, channeling their inner Mr. Krabs (head honcho over at Spongebob Squarepants’ Krusty Krab). Regardless of which fictional boss your manager draws inspiration from, they are always there to lend a helping hand and inspire you to work towards your goals and live up to your full potential.

Boss’s Day 2014 is October 16, so we’re celebrating with this list of inspiring quotes from some of the most popular bosses from the TV screen – from Arrested Development’s Michael Bluth to The Simpsons’ Mr. Burns.

Get Inspired With These Quotes From TV Bosses

“Success comes from standing out, not fitting in.” – Don Draper, Mad Men

“Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy.” – Dr. Bob Kelso, Scrubs

“We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work.” – Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreations

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott, The Office

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.” – Don Draper, Mad Men

“It’s always a good idea to demonstrate to your coworkers that you are capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of pain.” – Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreations

I’ll keep it short and sweet – Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. – Montague Burns, The Simpsons

“A wrong decision is better than indecision.” – Tony Soprano, The Sopranos

“Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it.” – Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Futurama

“Who cares what anybody else thinks? Just look into your heart and do whatever makes you happy.” – Dr. Bob Kelso, Scrubs

“Generosity is its own form of power.” – Frank Underwood, House of Cards

“Keep your head down and power through.” – Michael Bluth, Arrested Development

“My gut tells me everything I need to know.” – Olivia Pope, Scandal

“What is today but yesterday’s tomorrow?” – Euguene Krabs, Spongebob Squarepants

“There’s always money in the banana stand.” – George Bluth Sr. , Arrested Development


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