74+ Best Mentor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. Inspirational mentor quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Most Famous Mentor Quotes

If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. J Loren Norris

You cannot transit 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

You cannot teach a man anything.  You can only help him discover it within himself. Galileo Galilei

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. Oprah Winfrey

What you do has far greater impact than what you say. Stephen Covey

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

It’s easy to make a buck.  It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. Tom Brokaw

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

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else. Pat Conroy

Today the lines between mentoring and networking are blurring. Welcome to the world of mentworking.  Julie Winkle Giulioni

A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. John Wooden

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

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Robert Frost

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

Mentoring is Sharing life’s experiences and God’s faithfulness. Janet Thompson

A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained. Shawn Hitchcock

We are what our great Mentors have taught us. Lailah Gifty Akita

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.

True mentors have this unique ability to pick up vibes that everyone else misses from within you. Ahmad R Kazi

A good mentor offers directions and driving tips from the back seat. You still have to drive the car. Michael Johnson

A role model should be like the light at the end of a tunnel, guiding you when you are lost. Cristina Imre

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

Mentors change lives, but students change mentors’ lives more. Richie Norton

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 mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. Plutarch

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. Steven Spielberg

My mentor said, Let’s go do it, not You go do it. How powerful when someone says, Let’s! Jim Rohn

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

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton

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 mistakes have been my greatest mentors. Steve Maraboli

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No man is capable of self improvement if he sees no other model but himself. Conrado I. Generoso

You can’t push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.  Andrew Carnegie

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

The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. Plutarch

Mentors build mentors. Leaders build leaders. When you look at it closely, it’s really one and the same thing. Tony Dungy

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli

What I need is someone who will make me do what I can. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You can’t push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. Andrew Carnegie

Mentors don’t necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers. Amelia Rope

Your mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely. Robert Kiyosaki

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

Find a great mentor who believes in you; your life will change forever! Bill Walsh

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

A great mentor helps you to achieve what seems impossible. Mariela Dabbah

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

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson

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

Mentoring brings us together  across generation, class, and often race  in a manner that forces us to acknowledge our interdependence, to appreciate, in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, that we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Marc Freedman

I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned.  Herbie Hancock

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. Edward Buller Lyton

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

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung

If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. J. Loren Norris

The best teachers are those who tell you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. Alexandra K.Trenfor

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.  John Crawford Crosby

Conflict between an apprentice and his master is not always bad; in fact, it is almost inevitable, if the apprentice’s destiny is to exceed the accomplishments of the master. Kilroy J. Oldster

When we help ourselves we find moments of happiness. When we help others we find lasting fulfillment. Simon Sinek

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. Samuel Taylor

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

More than mere teachers, mentors are often emancipators, freeing artists from poor technique, clouded vision and personal uncertainty. Paul Soderberg

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton

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

Mentoring delivers you from mistakes and ignorance. Sam Adeyemi

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. Steven Spielberg

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

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

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

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