23 Quotes About Brown Nosing


Getting close to someone of influence with the intent of advancing or gaining favor is typically frowned down upon by others. Brown nosing consists of anyone trying to get what they want by acting in an obsequious way. Here are some great quotes about brown nosing that capture the very essence of how much better off you are without it.

“Although I don’t take myself very seriously, I do take my work extraordinarily seriously.”

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

“Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need.”

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work”

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”

“I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.”

“I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.”

“I think it is necessary to sit down and work for years and years to get it right. I think that’s the main thing, that’s what the emphasis has got to be on: individual work.”

“I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people.”

“I’m going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work – which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I’m a lousy delegator, but I’m learning.”

“I’m not interested in trying to work on people’s perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don’t take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.”

“I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”

“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”

“States get to improve transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities.”

“The problem is I am both a procrastinator and a power junkie, so I am very frustrating to work with.”

“There’s a way to do networking that isn’t overly brown-nosing.”

“We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work – and not to shirk work – but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing.”

“We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are.”

“Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating, we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day, waiting for a train that isn’t coming.”

“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like nobody’s watching.”

Brown nosing is common in academics and in the workplace. These individuals believe they can get good grades and advance without having to put in the time and work necessary to succeed.

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