20 Inspiring Mentoring Quotes

Posted by Kim Wise on Thu, May 07, 2020 @ 07:27 AM

Without mentoring, there would be no Apple Computers and many of our great artist and industry leaders wouldn’t be where they are today. Not everything can be learned from school, the internet or the library. Sometimes the only way to advance is to learn directly from someone who knows - a mentor.

Learning comes with a sense of duty. It’s something we all feel. When someone teaches you a new skill, you may be compelled to go teach someone else.

Here are some quotes to help you get inspiried to start your own mentoring program:

  1. “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. "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
  3. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."Winston Churchill
  4. The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” — Steven Spielberg
  5. "The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting." Plutarch
  6. “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
  7. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton
  8. “You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself” — Galileo Galilei
  9. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins
  10. “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
  11. "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
  12. "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
  13. “Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind." — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  14. "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
  15. "If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before." — J Loren Norris
  16. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby
  17. “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
  18. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
  19. “Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon” —E.M.Forster
  20. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

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