39 Quotes to Help Boost Your Mentoring

Are you following the same example as a wise mentor?

Mentoring is a way to pass on what you know and it works both ways

Finding someone who can teach you the ropes and then showing the ropes to someone else.

Here are some mentor quotes to get you started or improve.
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  1. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” 
    ― Benjamin Franklin
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  2. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” 
    ― Robert Frost
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  3. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” 
    ― Plutarch
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  4. “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
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  5. “Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field.” 
    ― Bernard Kelvin Clive
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  6. “Since we never get everything we want or need from our families, we look for sufficiency in surrogates.” 
    ― Richard BrookhiserFounders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
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  7. “Every great athlete, artist and aspiring being has a great team to help them flourish and succeed – personally and professionally. Even the so-called ‘solo star’ has a strong supporting cast helping them shine, thrive and take flight.” 
    ― Rasheed Ogunlaru
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  8. “I think the most important quality of a mentor is that they are open to following students where they want to go. Not always pushing their own agenda.” 
    ― Cordelia JensenSkyscraping
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  9. “Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults that we would like. It’s the only way we grow.” 
    ― George LucasStar Wars: Episode 2 Attack of the Clones
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  10. “Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” 
    ― Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!
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  11. To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.
    Christina Aguilera
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  12. I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.
    Denzel Washington
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  13. 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
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  14. I have a mentor. I have… guides. I have a lot of guides. Not a lot, but people whose opinions I really respect and who I will turn to.
    Jake Gyllenhaal
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  15. A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business.
    Lee Iacocca
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  16. The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.
    John C. Maxwell
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  17. I am my own mentor. I like to listen to myself to improve.
    Fetty Wap
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  18. The fun thing about getting older is finding younger people to mentor.
    Mike May
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  19. As we get older, it’s important for us to help hand back some of what we’ve gained as we’ve grown older. It should be one of your responsibilities – it’s almost like being a mentor.
    Ciara
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  20. I love doing what I do. I’m a born mentor. I’ve launched so many people’s careers. I worked hard.
    Paula Abdul
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  21. My best mentor is a mechanic – and he never left the sixth grade. By any competency measure, he doesn’t have it. But the perspective he brings to me and my life is, bar none, the most helpful.
    Brendon Burchard
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  22. I look at a mentor of mine like Ryan Seacrest and the incredible amount of equity he’s been able to bring to the broadcasting arena, and the branding and the world that he’s been able to build around himself.
    Terrence J
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  23. Small businesses, you can give them capital, but what they often need as much is mentoring, advice and help with their business plan.
    Karen Mills
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  24. I spent my entire childhood with my father. I started my first business at 16, and we became business partners. He’s not just a mentor and somebody that I look up to, but he’s also someone whom I took work ethic and determination and all of those qualities from.
    Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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  25. The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
    Steven Spielberg
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  26. Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
    John C. Crosby
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  27. What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading.
    Vivek Wadhwa
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  28. When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That’s when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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  29. In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.
    Donald Sadoway
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  30. Brands must empower their community to be change agents in their own right. To that end, they need to take on a mentoring role. This means the brand provides the tools, techniques and strategies for their customers to become more effective marketers in achieving their own goals.
    Simon Mainwaring
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  31. There is strong mentoring of women in the academy. Corporations appear more willing to resist affirmative action to advance women, and boards and shareholders are more tolerant of this approach.
    Ruth J. Simmons
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  32. I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.
    Bernard Cornwell
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  33. I had the benefit of being guided by Lew Wasserman. I think part of being a mentor is you have to have confidence in the people you’re guiding and mentoring.
    Sidney Sheinberg
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  34. I think you need to have a very strong angel community that is committed to mentoring up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
    Jason Calacanis
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  35. Your first job, I tell people I mentor, is managing your affect. Be nice and say nice things. Make it so that the people walk away from interacting with you and say, ‘That was fun.’ That will make them want to come back and do it again.
    Jill Soloway
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  36. If you aren’t born here, to be a real New Yorker, you have to bring your talent, be a successful mentor, and support the New Yorkers who made the city by giving back.
    Daniel Boulud
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  37. One mentor I had taught me that people do what you inspect, not necessarily what you expect. In other words, if nobody is watching, there will be some slack off.
    John Catsimatidis
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  38. Men, if you are in a position of power or authority, please respectfully continue to mentor and work with talented individuals and those with promise, regardless if they are men or women.
    Carol Roth
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  39. “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

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My next post will be on the differences between mentoring and coaching.

Here is a great article to read on: Mentorship quotes

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