It may mean that your co-workers think you’re trying to suck up a little bit, but if you’re one of the people out there who has a boss that you like working for and want to celebrate, then today is the day to show them how much they mean to you.

Today is National Boss’s Day, according to the National Day Calendar, and is celebrated by employees who wish to thank their boss and show appreciation for their fair and kind practices throughout the year. However, it got its start in 1958 when State Farm Insurance employee Patricia Bays Haroski registered it and selected the date of October 16 because it happened to be her father’s birthday—and her father was her boss.

Whether your boss is actually family or not though, celebrate them by sharing some great quotes and jokes about bosses, compliments of Wise Old Sayings, AZ Quotes, the Epoch Times and BrainyQuote.

1. “One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.”-Dennis Peer

2. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” - Theodore Roosevelt

3. “I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That’s not me.” -Alfred North Whitehead

4. “The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.” -Gabriel Heatter

5. “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”- Theodore Roosevelt

National Boss Day Quotes
Celebrate the Boss with some quotes about leadership on National Boss’s Day. Werner Heiber/Pixabay

6. “When my boss asked me who is the stupid one, me or him? I told him everyone knows he doesn’t hire stupid people.” - Unknown

7. “A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.”- Charles Erwin Wilson

8. The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.”- Casey Stengel

9. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”-Robert Frost

10. "Your boss is only human and wants the best from you.”- Naomie Harris

11. “No matter who is watching or paying the paycheck, we are ultimately each our own boss.”- Kristin Armstrong

12. “Leaders are influential because they live and inspire other people’s futures.” -Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

13. “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.”- John Gotti