20 Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Your Cool When Your Bad Boss Is Driving You Insane

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Working is definitely a part of life, but we don't have to love everything about it. Sure, we can have great co-workers and love the field we're working in. Bad bosses quotes, however, can remind us that sometimes it's our leaders that make the job rough

You feel like they’re constantly breathing down your neck, and constantly criticizing your work. They do know there is a difference between constructive criticism and just being flat-out harsh, right?

Quotes about bad bosses can remind us that we're not alone. 

A bad boss is someone who has no respect for your time. A bad boss treats you like a machine, not a person (and probably makes you feel guilty that you’re not performing your job as if you were a machine).

Bad bosses ruin their employees by curating a toxic workplace environment.

Whenever you're caught passive-aggressively huffing and puffing at your work desk, turn to these inspirational quotes to help get you by.

From quotes about bad management decisions to funny toxic boss quotes about bad bosses, here are the best bad bosses quotes that will validate your rage.

1. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” — Thomas Fuller

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2. "There is no secret ingredient in the recipe for success. Work hard, grab opportunities and follow your passion." — Joe King

3. "I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be." — Al. E Gater

4. "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." — Steve Jobs

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5. "I'd rather be tired than broke." — Iona Mink

6. "Show respect even to people that don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours." — Dave Willis

7. "Be kind. Even on your bad days." — Brighton Early

8. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." — Charles Darwin

9. "Just give me coffee and watch me make it happen." — Bossbabe

10. "I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to." — Imma Hogg

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11. “Having a bad boss isn't your fault. Staying with one is.” — Nora Denzel

12. "You are not your resume, you are your work." — Seth Godin

13. "Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life." — Barry D. Hatchette

14. "Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched." — Mindy Kaling

15. "Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world." — Helen Hywater

16. "Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." — Will Rogers

17. "Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can."  — Helen Hywater

18. "What you allow is what will continue." — Hugh Raye

19. "The art of smile & nod when all you wanted was to punch them in the face." — Horace Cope

20. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." — Dr. Suess

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Kelcey Connors is a frequent contributor to YourTango.