82+ Best Role Model Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A role model is a person whose behaviour, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. Inspirational role model quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Most Famous Role Model Quotes

Each person must live their life as a model for others. Rosa Parks

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. John Wooden

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. Dolly Parton

A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God? Stephen Colbert

You manage things; you lead people. Grace Murray Hopper

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

But a role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, Yes, someone like me can do this. Sonia Sotomayor

Always do your best in whatever you do. Set goals and seek challenges. Become a role model for those coming behind you. And always have God in your heart. Charles F. Bolden

Here’s what I always say If they can see it, they can be it. Geena Davis

Being a role model is equal parts being who you actually are and what people hope you will be. Meryl Streep

Be the flame of fate, that torch of truth to guide our young people toward a better future for themselves and for this country. Michelle Obama

I wrote my first 30 books as a teacher. I would read to my classes, and they’d give me feedback. I was trying to role model. Eric Walters

I think role models also start in the home with your parents. Dominique Wilkins

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. John Wooden

Each person must live their life as a role model for others. Rosa Parks

We need good role models, and they have to start at the top. Frank Serpico

Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it. Lana Del Rey

Role models set goals for you and try to make you as good as they are. Kasey Zacharias

Here’s what I always sa If they can see it, they can be it. Geena Davis

We tend to become like those we admire. Thomas Monson

I don’t want to be a supermodel. I want to be a role model. Queen Latifah

Children need role models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert

I think a role model is a mentor  someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. Denzel Washingto

I’ve always thought of myself as a role model even before being a celebrity. Eva Longoria

I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world. Meryl Streep

When I think of my version of a role model, it’s not about being the perfect Samaritan; it’s just being out there and being honest and happily imperfect. Zoe Kravitz

Instruction is good for a child but example is worth more. Alexandre Dumas

People who dream of something bigger and better are good role models. Andrew Shue

Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away. Shannon L. Alder

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Miranda Kerr

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach. Rosabeth Moss Kantor

Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want. Alessandra Ambrosio

Make yourself your role model, because people who do not have qualities depend on the qualities of others to shape their own qualities. Michael Bassey Johnson

If you believe in yourself and feel confident in yourself, you can do anything. I really believe that. Karlie Kloss

My author role model is Kurata Misako. I want to be rich enough to drive from room to room in my home but also down to earth enough to let squirrels live in my hair. Christy Leigh Stewart

It’s something that I realized women do constantly and don’t even know that they’re doing it They say these negative things about themselves that they would never say to someone else. Tyra Banks

People need role models. Are you up to the job? Frank Sonnenberg

If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out. Natalia Vodianova

Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes. Liza Wiemer

There’s this whole idea of perfection. What younger girls don’t realize is that these girls do have problems. It’s good for people to realize everyone is human. Georgia May Jagger

Role models are only of limited use. For no one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you. Rasheed Ogunlaru

Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it. Lana Del Rey

Role models set goals for you and try to make you as good as they are. Role models are important. Kasey Zacharias

I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.  Meryl Streep

The biggest problem with mentorship is that in almost all cases the mentor either cannot make the mentee better than them, or does not want that to ever happen. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I don’t want to be a supermodel; I want to be a role model. Queen Latifah

The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don’t care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children. Shannon L. Alder

Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes. Liza Wiemer

The role that people play in your life can determine how far you can go.  Israelmore Ayivor

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.  Rosabeth Moss Kantor

We all need role models in different seasons, people we look to who bring encouragement for the journey. Sue Detweiler

When you have lived your individual life in your own adventurous way and then look back upon its course, you will find that you have lived a model human life, after all. Joseph Campbell

You are the combination of the five people you look up to. Mike Yanek

For some of the greatest lessons that we’ve been granted are from those who showed us how not to do something. Craig D. Lounsbrough

As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. Ernest Hemingway

If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about. Tiger Woods

Don’t worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum

I think a role model is a mentor someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. Denzel Washington

Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self respect, but for respect from others. Barry Bonds

I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. Jennifer Lopez

Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models. Alice Sterling Honig

Parents are handling life’s scripts to their children, scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children’s lives. Stephen R. Covey

I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it. Ann Richards

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. Albert Einstein

I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up. Jennifer Lopez 

Example is leadership. Albert Schweitzer

If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about. Tiger Woods

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Khalil Gibran

I’m not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids. Charles Barkley

You are in charge of your feelings, beliefs, and actions. Eric Allenbaugh

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

You teach others how to behave toward you. While you cannot change other people, you can influence them through your own behaviours and actions. Eric Allenbaugh

One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be. Carol B. Hillman

The best way to teach children restraint and generosity is to be a model of those qualities yourself. Lawrence Balter

Parents have a big responsibility because they are the primary example of empathy and must practice being empathic themselves. Iben Dissing Sandahl

Being is the great explainer. Henry David Thoreau

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. Oliver Goldsmith

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public. Epictetus

Role modeling is the most basic responsibility of parents. Parents are handing life’s scripts to their children, scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children’s lives. Stephen R. Covey

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