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72 Mentoring Quotes to Inspire Success (LEADERSHIP)

Top 15 Most Famous Mentoring Quotes (BEST)

“Search for role models you can look up to and people who take an interest in your career. But here’s an important warning: you don’t have to have mentors who look like you. Had I been waiting for a black, female Soviet specialist mentor, I would still be waiting. Most of my mentors have been old white men, because they were the ones who dominated my field.”

Condoleeza Rice
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur WardPin
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. – William Arthur Ward
You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow. - Thich Nhat HanhPin
You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow. – Thich Nhat Hanh
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. - Oprah WinfreyPin
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. – Oprah Winfrey
Leaders should influence others in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others. - Bob GoshenPin
Leaders should influence others in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others. – Bob Goshen
A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you. - Bob ProctorPin
A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you. – Bob Proctor

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

Plato
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. - Ralph Waldo EmersonPin
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. - Benjamin FranklinPin
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. - David O. McKayPin
True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. – David O. McKay
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. - Steve JobsPin
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. – Steve Jobs
What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have. - Clint EastwoodPin
What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have. – Clint Eastwood
A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained. - Shawn HitchcockPin
A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained. – Shawn Hitchcock
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. - Phil CollinsPin
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. – Phil Collins

22 Wise Quotes About Mentoring (WISDOM)

“I think the greatest thing we give each other is encouragement…knowing that I’m talking to someone in this mentoring relationship who’s interested in the big idea here is very, very important to me. I think if it were just about helping me get to the next step, it would be a heck of a lot less interesting.”

Anne Sweeney
Behind every great leader, at the base of every great tale of success, you will find an indispensable circle of trusted advisors, mentors, and colleagues. - UnknownPin
Behind every great leader, at the base of every great tale of success, you will find an indispensable circle of trusted advisors, mentors, and colleagues. – Unknown
A good mentor offers directions and driving tips from the back seat. You still have to drive the car. - Michael JohnsonPin
A good mentor offers directions and driving tips from the back seat. You still have to drive the car. – Michael Johnson
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. - E. M. ForsterPin
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. – E. M. Forster

“It doesn’t matter if you’re the smartest person in the room: If you’re not someone who people want to be around, you won’t get far. Likewise for helping those in line behind you. I take seriously my role as a mentor to young female filmmakers–I make sure my time is tithed.”

Melissa Rosenberg
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. - Whoopi GoldbergPin
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. – Whoopi Goldberg
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. - Steven SpielbergPin
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. – Steven Spielberg
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right. - Hannah Whitall SmithPin
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right. – Hannah Whitall Smith

“I was lucky enough to have great mentors both in the culinary world and in the world of chefs who became celebrities. Bobby Flay is one of my dearest friends and a tremendous mentor for me. Mario Batali is the same way. They began doing TV a little before me and they showed me the way.”

Michael Symon
My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’. - Jim RohnPin
My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’. – Jim Rohn
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. - Samuel Taylor ColeridgePin
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You can’t push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. - Andrew CarnegiePin
You can’t push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. – Andrew Carnegie
The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. - PlutarchPin
The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. – Plutarch
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin DisraeliPin
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli
Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults that we would like. It's the only way we grow. - George LucasPin
Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults that we would like. It’s the only way we grow. – George Lucas
One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. MaxwellPin
One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. – John C. Maxwell
Mentors don’t necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers. - Amelia RopePin
Mentors don’t necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers. – Amelia Rope
My most valued mentor… taught me that failing didn’t equate to failure, it just meant you had another shot at getting it right. - Jennifer HeddingPin
My most valued mentor… taught me that failing didn’t equate to failure, it just meant you had another shot at getting it right. – Jennifer Hedding
The worst way to get a mentor is to go find one. The best way is to see the one that’s already there. - Jeff GoinsPin
The worst way to get a mentor is to go find one. The best way is to see the one that’s already there. – Jeff Goins
I encourage all of you to seek out teachers and mentors that challenge you to think for yourself and guide you to find your own voice. - Renee OlsteadPin
I encourage all of you to seek out teachers and mentors that challenge you to think for yourself and guide you to find your own voice. – Renee Olstead
I am very much interested in getting parents to read to children, and trying to get people mentoring children. If I can do both I'll be happy. - Walter Dean MyersPin
I am very much interested in getting parents to read to children, and trying to get people mentoring children. If I can do both I’ll be happy. – Walter Dean Myers
I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned. - Herbie HancockPin
I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned. – Herbie Hancock

20 Motivational Quotes About Mentoring to Inspire You

“I think mentors are important and I don’t think anybody makes it in the world without some form of mentorship. Nobody makes it alone. Nobody has made it alone. And we are all mentors to people even when we don’t know it.”

Oprah Winfrey
If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. - J. Loren NorrisPin
If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. – J. Loren Norris
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. - John Crawford CrosbyPin
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. – John Crawford Crosby
When we help ourselves we find moments of happiness. When we help others we find lasting fulfillment. - Simon SinekPin
When we help ourselves we find moments of happiness. When we help others we find lasting fulfillment. – Simon Sinek

“Learning is finding out that you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.”

Richard Bach
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac NewtonPin
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton
Mentoring delivers you from mistakes and ignorance. - Sam AdeyemiPin
Mentoring delivers you from mistakes and ignorance. – Sam Adeyemi
Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that's where the real work gets done. - Junot DiazPin
Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done. – Junot Diaz

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.”

Maya Angelou
Alexander the Great valued learning so highly, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge than to his father Philip for life. - Samuel SmilesPin
Alexander the Great valued learning so highly, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge than to his father Philip for life. – Samuel Smiles
Mentors build mentors. Leaders build leaders. When you look at it closely, it’s really one and the same thing. - Tony DungyPin
Mentors build mentors. Leaders build leaders. When you look at it closely, it’s really one and the same thing. – Tony Dungy
No man is capable of self-improvement if he sees no other model but himself. - Conrado I. GenerosoPin
No man is capable of self-improvement if he sees no other model but himself. – Conrado I. Generoso

“I’ve never had a woman who took me by the hand and said ‘Mary, you have a lot of potential. Let me help you get there.’ It drives me to be that person for others. I want to be that champion for women and the underdogs.”

Mary Bui-Pham
Your mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely. - Robert KiyosakiPin
Your mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely. – Robert Kiyosaki
A truly great mentor is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget. - UnknownPin
A truly great mentor is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget. – Unknown

“Older siblings get more total-immersion mentoring with their parents before younger siblings come along. As a result, they get an IQ and linguistic advantage because they are the exclusive focus of their parents’ attention.”

Jeffrey Kluger
The mediocre mentor tells. The good mentor explains. The superior mentor demonstrates. The greatest mentors inspire! - Lucia Ballas TraynoPin
The mediocre mentor tells. The good mentor explains. The superior mentor demonstrates. The greatest mentors inspire! – Lucia Ballas Trayno

“I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.”

Tayari Jones
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend. - Tiger WoodsPin
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend. – Tiger Woods

“Choose your mentors based on who you want to be. Mentors can reflect where you want to go, they can create access for you, and give you guidance as you plan your own personal development.”

Ranu Gupta

Top 17 Most Encouraging Quotes About Mentoring that Will Make You Think

“A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.'”

Joe Jonas
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - XunziPin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Xunzi
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. - Phil CollinsPin
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. – Phil Collins

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.”

Denzel Washington
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself. - Galileo GalileiPin
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself. – Galileo Galilei
A mentor must always guide, never push. It was my job to listen to them, offer my perspective, and encourage them to pursue the ideals they believed to be true. - John WoodenPin
A mentor must always guide, never push. It was my job to listen to them, offer my perspective, and encourage them to pursue the ideals they believed to be true. – John Wooden

“What you want in a mentor is someone who truly cares for you and who will look after your interests and not just their own. When you do come across the right person to mentor you, start by showing them that the time they spend with you is worthwhile.”

Vivek Wadhwa
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. - Romain RollandPin
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. – Romain Rolland
My mistakes have been my greatest mentors. - Steve MaraboliPin
My mistakes have been my greatest mentors. – Steve Maraboli
Measure leadership success by the success of the successor. - Dr. Myles MunroePin
Measure leadership success by the success of the successor. – Dr. Myles Munroe

“Mentoring is an indispensable requirement for an artist’s growth. Not only are skills and experience shared, but there is value in the essential re-examination of one’s own work and techniques.”

Jim Norman
Find a great mentor who believes in you; your life will change forever! - Bill WalshPin
Find a great mentor who believes in you; your life will change forever! – Bill Walsh
When we fail to differentiate between self and other in a mentoring relationship, we run the risk of projecting our own lived experience onto our mentee. - Lisa FainPin
When we fail to differentiate between self and other in a mentoring relationship, we run the risk of projecting our own lived experience onto our mentee. – Lisa Fain

“I do have a very wonderful mentor, who helps me and reads my work and criticizes me, all the time. You’ve gotta have those people, who will tell you the truth and help you. You don’t want anyone buttering you up. I want someone to tell me what I can fix. That’s what I like.”

Liana Liberato
A great mentor helps you to achieve what seems impossible. - Mariela DabbahPin
A great mentor helps you to achieve what seems impossible. – Mariela Dabbah
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. - Margaret MeadPin
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead

“Here’s my feeling: For everyone, men and women, it’s important to be a feminist. It’s important to have female characters. It’s wonderful for women to mentor other women, but it’s just as important for women to mentor men and vice-versa. In my line of work, having Greg Daniels be such a great mentor to me is fantastic. Finding a writer’s assistant, be it a man or a woman, and encouraging them to think with a feminist perspective, is key.”

Mindy Kaling
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