Uplifting Mentoring Quotes from the Past to the Present
Many influential people from our past all the way to the present understood the positive benefits of being mentored by someone who inspires us and the importance of mentoring others. You might be surprised at the individuals who found the mentoring way. Some of the smartest people, the best athletes, the most powerful figures are better off because they discovered it.
Sometimes we all need a little nudge in the right direction to get to where we want to be in life.
Inspiring Quotes From Timeless Mentors
The following are inspirational mentor quotes from successful people who were leaders and teachers from our past.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
”I can do things you cannot, and you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
— Mother Teresa
“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
— Winston Churchill
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are a leader.”
— John Quincy Adams
Mentorship Quotes from People We Now Know
Many people in the entertainment industry know what it’s like to be a mentor and to have had positive mentors in their own lives. Most of them didn’t get to where they are today without someone else leading them down the path of success.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”
— Steven Spielberg
“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
“I’d have to say I’m most proud of my mentoring camp that I do in Dallas every year for one hundred boys from single-parent homes. I was raised by a mother who was a Sunday school teacher and a father that worked very hard. Together they taught me to give back.”
— Steve Harvey
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
— Phil Collins
“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
“I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis and you learn from them.”
— Denzel Washington
Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey have given us multiple mentoring quotes and about giving back, as they have been inspirational African-American women in the spotlight for decades. They both had mentors who taught them well and they both believe in keeping that positivism going.
“For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.” “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”— Oprah Winfrey
“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.””I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”— Maya Angelou
Athletes often have had people help them get to where they want to be in life or have found it important. Training is hard work and it can be difficult to stay motivated as an athlete. These two understand the impact mentoring has had on their lives.
“My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.”
— Tiger Woods
“A young girl reached out to me to be her mentor one day, which I didn’t really know anything about. What I did remember was what it was to be alone as an African-American dancer in the ballet world and wanting to connect with someone who looks like me.”
— Misty Copeland
A man or woman who chooses to mentor are inspiring individuals. They have done and are doing great things, which have lead a mentee their way. Those who want a mentor are looking to get personal guidance and advice as well as find someone to connect with and who will believe in them.
It is obvious from the powerful words above that many famous and influential people greatly benefited from a mentoring relationship. Everyone—no matter how high or low they start out—has needs that can be met through developing a mentor/mentee bond.
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