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Administrative Professionals Day


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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.   —ღ Terri, March 2021


Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.  ~John G. Pollard


Owen's Law for Secretaries:  As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something that will last until the coffee is cold. ~The Complete Murphy's Law: A Definitive Collection, Arthur Bloch, 1990


I can no other answer make but thanks,
And thanks; and ever thanks...
~William Shakespeare, Richard III


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward


The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. ~Author unknown, but probably a secretary!


Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. ~Doug Larson


It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~Author unknown


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton, A Short History of England, 1917


How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston, Cinderella Cargoes, 1929


No one is useless in this world... who lightens the burden of it for any one else. ~Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865  [This anonymous greeting-card’ized version has been making the rounds since about 2008: "No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you." –tg]


By appreciation we make excellence in others belong to us as well. ~Voltaire


Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone... ~G. B. Stern, Robert Louis Stevenson: The Man Who Wrote 'Treasure Island,' 1954


No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ~James Allen


Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. ~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio), 1978


What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~Joseph Addison


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



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