Sometimes a simple  “thank you” is not enough to express your appreciation for your staff. Luckily, Administrative Professionals’ Day carves out 24 hours dedicated to commending the work of administrative assistants, secretaries, receptionists, and other professional positions of support. 

While some people celebrate the holidays by giving employees gifts, there are other creative ways to express your satisfaction with employees.

Consider sharing one of these 10 quotes to show your appreciation for an assistant on Administrative Professionals’ Day.

1. “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” - Alfred North Whitehead

2. “I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks; and ever thanks.” - William Shakespeare

3. “The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.” - Walter J. West

4. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” - James Allen

5. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

6. “You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.” - Ellen Goodman

7. “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.” - Sam Walton

8. “Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.” - Ariel Dorfman

9. “No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.” - Joseph Addison

10. “And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought.” - Arthur Bryant

assistant Wednesday is Administrative Professionals’ Day. Make sure to let your assistant know he or she is appreciated. Photo: Pixabay