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650 Inspiring Quotes About Mentoring And Leadership (2023)

1. “Encourage the many; mentor the few.”


2. “Getting a mentor is a shortcut to success.” ― Bo Sanchez


3. “You are only as powerful as your mentors.” – Robert G. Allen


4. “Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving.” ~ Tony Dungy


5. “A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.”


6. “Mentoring is motivated by love.” - JA Perez


7. “Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults that we would like. It's the only way we grow.”


8. “I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” – James Levine


9. “With careful guidance and mentorship, you will reach your highest self.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


10. “Simply stated, girls want role models and mentors.” ― Anna Maria Chavez


11. “To help with knowing if you’re good or not, you need a mentor.” ― Alex Day


12. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” - Diana Ross


13. “Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).”


14. “We often meet someone and think they are “different” but people are not inherently different: our differences lie between us, not within us.”


15. “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Author Unknown


16. I can’t forget your role in my life; you are a father, mentor, and confidant. Thanks for your time and for guiding me towards the right path in life. May God continue to bless you!


17. You can only help him discover it within himself” Galileo Galilei


18. “The difference between a student and a master is, the master has failed more times than the student has tried”


19. “Becoming more self-aware is the necessary first step to bridging differences. Without it, you will not be able to identify or understand when you encounter differences that matter.”


20. “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”


21. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.”


22. “You can’t dig a different hole by digging the same one deeper.” ~ Edward de Bono


23. “If you ask most smart or successful people where they learned their craft, they will not talk to you about their time in school. It’s always a mentor, a particularly transformative job, or a period of experimentation or trial and error.” – Ryan Holiday


24. “Mentors and apprentices are partners in an ancient human dance, and one of teaching’s great rewards is the daily chance it gives us to get back on the dance floor. It is the dance of the spiraling generations, in which the old empower the young with their experience and the young empower the old with new life, reweaving the fabric of the human community as they touch and turn.” ~ Parker J. Palmer


25. Thanks for being my mentor, confidante, and a true friend. You’ll always stay in my heart. Goodbye, and please keep in touch.


26. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” — Agatha Stephanie Lin


27. “How Would You Know Well If You Don't Ask At All? And How Would You Ask well If You Don't Know At All?”


28. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”


29. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”


30. “It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right person shows up.” — Ken Blanchard


31. “Most people who decide to grow personally find their first mentors in the pages of books.”


32. “Some mentors are a window to success. Other mentors are a door. Let people get to where they want to go through you as a window...without blocking their way with a closed door ego.”


33. “She loved him so much, though she could hardly say what he really was. Maybe he was, in the end, only the way to the truth. And this, as he himself had told her, she would never forget.”


34. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other.”


35. “A mentor is someone with a willingness to help others, who has a capacity to inspire, a determination to work hard, a clear sense of vision, an inspiring purpose, a deep sense of integrity and an appreciation for joy.” — Kerry Kennedy


36. Your ideas, thoughts, and perspectives have always inspired us to work smarter and harder. Thank you for mentoring us, Sir. We truly appreciate it.


37. “A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.” -– Shawn Hitchcock


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


39. “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.”


40. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.”


41. “You are not just my brother but also a friend, mentor, and teacher. Wishing you a happy birthday, from your biggest fan.”


42. “Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life.” ~ Laurence Fishburne


43. “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E.M. Forster


44. “Regardless of our title or years of experience we can learn from each other. Through mentoring and by being open to learn we can reach our ultimate potential.” — Lily Benjamin


45. “You are not only my brother but also my mentor, guide, and father. Happy Father’s Day.”


46. “One of the most beneficial aspects of mentoring is its inherent reciprocity. When reciprocity is present, both mentor and mentee fully engage in the relationship.”


47. “A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of us and tells us how they did it.


48. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”


49. “I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn’t take one person’s opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.” ~ Sean Paul


50. “Mentors are available at all stages of your leadership life – early, middle and late. Seek them out and listen; absorb their knowledge and use it.” — John Wooden


51. “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


52. “Leadership is about the team - the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.”


53. “I have always been a huge believer in the inestimable value good mentoring can contribute to any nascent business.” - Richard Branson


54. “As I see with Lori’s testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she’s been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible.” ~ Jim Bakker


55. ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears,’ as the saying goes. In my experience, when you are really in search of a mentor, the right person appears. The point is that if you are willing to learn, you will find mentors. Who do you look up to? Who in the world is doing things you want to do? Those individuals may already be in your life. Reach out to them.


56. “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.”


57. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~ Xunzi


58. “It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right person shows up.” – Ken Blanchard


59. “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


60. “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


61. “No man is capable of self-improvement if he sees no other model but himself.” – Conrado I. Generoso


62. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”


63. “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden


64. “Mentoring is about listening to people, helping them go over what the issues are and how to clarify ways to deal with any problems that may arise.” — Mildred Dresselhaus


65. How can I say ‘thank you’ in a way that will express my appreciation? You are indeed a great mentor.


66. “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”


67. “When we understand and appreciate the differences between us, we can leverage them to improve our conversations, deepen our learning, and spur creative thinking.”


68. “By thinking about your goals every morning, many times during the day, and every night, you begin moving toward it, and bringing it toward you.” ~ Bob Proctor


69. You’ve been part of our family for years, and we’d like to wish you a very Happy Father’s Day. You give us such joy as a brother in law, a mentor and a friend. Your support has helped make us the family we are today, and for that we are thankful. So how about taking Mom out for a nice meal this weekend? She’s going to love celebrating your special day with you!


70. 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


71. “If you don't have peace, it isn't because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.”


72. To my mentor, thank you for teaching me how to be a good worker and a better person. Your wise words and advice have affected me deeply.


73. “God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


74. “The highest manifestation of true leadership is to identify one’s replacement and to begin mentoring him or her.” - Myles Munroe


75. “Be patient with yourself; trust in the Universe; find mentors; know that you can achieve whatever you set out to do.” – Diane L. Dunton


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


77. “Young people will always need mentors to guide and support them.” — Lailah Gifty Akita


78. “Obama might do well to remember that his fast rise from the Illinois state Senate was due in large part to an uncanny ability to make friends and find mentors.” ~ Ron Fournier


79. “It seems a simple task. We all know what water looks like, feels like in our mouth. Water is ubiquitous. Describing a cup of water feels a little like doing a still life painting. As a child I used to wonder: Why do people spend so much time painting bowls of fruit, when they could be painting dragons? Why learn to describe a cup of water, when the story is about cool magic and (well) dragons?


80. “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.”


81. To the best boss in the world, I’m here to confess that I won’t be able to find a boss like you because you are one of a kind. Thank you for being a leader and a mentor to us all.


82. “Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.”


83. “Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” — Lailah Gifty Akita


84. “Mentors are all around us. Who makes you feel confident, inspired, focused, and is willing to share their experience?” ― Anna Letitia Cook


85. “Goals may give focus, but dreams give power.”


86. Most people who decide to grow personally find their first mentors in the pages of books.


87. “I have an MFA in writing. It is debatable if they are right for everyone, but I had a mentor who really changed my life, so it worked for me.” ― Rob Roberge


88. “Bring your best to your mentors and expect nothing in return, then true value will be created.”


89. It's tough to replace your teacher or mentor in any situation but wishing them the best is what they would do for you. So, take this opportunity to show them that you learned something from their gift.


90. “When we fail to differentiate between self and other in a mentoring relationship, we run the risk of projecting our own lived experience onto our mentee.”


91. “I remember my mentor once said, ‘The low road is crowded. The high road is wide open. So let’s try to take the high road.’” — Jason Silva


92. “Find a great mentor who believes in you; your life will change forever!” ― Bill Walsh


93. “Skender's approach contrasts with the basic model most companies follow when it comes to leadership development: identify high-potential people, and then provide them with the mentoring, support, and resources needed to grow to achieve their potential. To identify these high-potential future leaders, each year companies spend billions of dollars assessing and evaluating talent. Despite the popularity of this model, givers recognize that it is fatally flawed in one respect. The identification of talent may be the wrong place to start.”


94. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”


95. “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


96. “Givers don’t wait for signs of potential. Because they tend to be trusting and optimistic about other people’s intentions, in their roles as leaders and mentors, givers are inclined to see the potential in everyone. By default, givers start by viewing people as bloomers. They see potential where others don’t, which sets in motion a series of self-fulfilling prophecies.”


97. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances."


98. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”


99. “If you want someone to be your mentor, you better be ready to listen and be humbled.” ― Magic Johnson


100. “Magic happens when you connect people. I credit much of my success to always making it a point to truly get to know people and help them whenever I can. It’s become the backbone of our firm’s success. Women founders in particular are often highly skilled at making connections that can help advance their businesses.”


101. “Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.”


102. “Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”


103. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply being there every time I need a hug.” ~ Agatha Stephanie Lin


104. “Encouragement: To place courage within them, by coming along side them and inspiring them to hold on, to work hard, to fight for the cause placed in their care.” – Jozua Van Otterloo


105. "If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it."— Gwen Moran, FastCompany


106. “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


107. “The great masters are great mentors.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


108. “Getting a mentor is the shortcut to success.” ― Bo Sanchez


109. To Get Ideal Work-life Balance:


110. “Mentors are not there to make us ‘happy’. They are there to guide us to the best of their knowledge.” — Samira DeAndrade


111. “Do Not Dictate a Child through Someone, it Ruins the Child's Experience.”


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


113. “My Father, my friend, my mentor, to you I want the very best that Father’s Day has to offer. This special day reminds me of how often you’ve been there for me.” – Catherine Pulsifer


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


115. “God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


116. “There are many reasons I enjoy mentoring. My biggest is the satisfaction I get in seeing someone’s goals and interests become reality.” — William Robalino


117. “The relationship between a junior and his boss is very formal but with a boss like you, I not only have found a mentor but also a very good friend who is extremely supportive and understanding…. Wishing you Happy Friendship Day.”


118. “The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.”


119. “I suspect that every writer is secretly writing for someone.” ~ Brewster Ghiselin


120. The good leader explains. The superior leader demonstrates. The great leader inspires.” Gary Patton


121. “If you ask any successful business person, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road.” – Richard Branson


122. You are a player! I am the mentor here.


123. “Great mentorship is priceless.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


124. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


125. “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


126. You’ve not only been a colleague but a mentor and friend. It’s going to be weird not having you around but I know we can’t hold you back. Good luck with everything.


127. The mediocre mentor tells. The good mentor explains. The superior mentor demonstrates. The greatest mentors inspire! — Lucia Ballas Traynor


128. “Older siblings get more total-immersion mentoring with their parents before younger siblings come along. As a result, they get an IQ and linguistic advantage because they are the exclusive focus of their parents’ attention.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger


129. “Learn from great mentors, become great!”


130. John C. Maxwell and CEO Mark Cole On Mentoring


131. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”― Margaret Mead


132. “Mentors change lives, but students change mentors’ lives more.” – Richie Norton


133. “There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing that you’ve had a truly positive impact on the lives of others.” – Michael ONeill


134. “Search for role models you can look up to and people who take an interest in your career. But here’s an important warning: you don’t have to have mentors who look like you. Had I been waiting for a black, female Soviet specialist mentor, I would still be waiting. Most of my mentors have been old white men, because they were the ones who dominated my field.” –Condoleeza Rice


135. “You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself"


136. “The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.” - John C. Maxwell


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


138. “The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.” – John C. Maxwell


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


140. “I’ve trained my people in mentoring entrepreneurs and made myself obsolete.” — Ram Shriram


141. “Teamwork gives you the best opportunity to turn vision into reality.”


142. “People think because they employed you they’re allowed to treat you like a dictator, or whatever the worse word for dictator is. And that’s always been a problem for me. Opening the door for someone behind you is as important as designing a building.”


143. “What the great mentor is always looking for is a person who is willing to tap his genius, to put it through the refiner’s fire, to do the hard work to develop it. Indeed, mentoring is the medieval art of alchemy-turning plain old human steel into hearts and minds of gold.” - Oliver DeMille


144. “I am my own mentor. I like to listen to myself to improve.” ― Fetty Wap


145. “I think it’s a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all helped me to reach the point in my career to which I aspired, in a company I admired.”


146. “A sound philosophy of life, I think, may be the most valuable asset for a psychiatrist to have when he is treating a patient.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl


147. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States


148. “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


149. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful.”


150. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


151. “I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.” ~ Bernard Cornwell


152. “My impatience is that utterly stealthy thief that robs me of some of life’s greatest moments by whispering that it’s ‘now or never,’ when actually it’s ‘now will result in never.”


153. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”


154. “Your mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely.” ― Robert Kiyosaki


155. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”


156. “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


157. “A mentor is a person, an expert in a specific area of endeavor, who trains, guides and observes a less experienced person to also become an expert through support, advice, and involvement in character-building opportunities.” – Israelmore Ayivor


158. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” — Diana Ross


159. Thank you for being my mentor and my big brother. Thank you for modeling how to do everything right. I will always be grateful to you, boss.


160. “I have started my own foundation. It’s called Follow Your Art. It’s at its infancy but my goal is to mentor teenage girls through one of the most difficult times in their lives.” ~ Nadine Velazquez


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


162. “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, Actor, Director, and Producer


163. “Let us do our best whilst we live for another tomorrow is coming when whilst we are long gone, another group of people shall come to either suffer from our worst or enjoy and build upon our best. Let us run whole heatedly today with all alacrity for another generation shall come for the baton from our hands to either blame us or congratulate us on how we lived the dream and journeyed in life through the good and the bad times; another generation shall come to ponder over our footprints as a good or a bad lesson for them! Let us run with all necessary zeal such that when we hand over the baton, our next generation will have no reason but to soldier on with courage, enthusiasm and absolute commitment to get to the finishing line with a great accomplishment and a noble story worth pondering over and over!”


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


165. “Self-awareness— understanding our own motivations, our strengths and challenges—is the key to getting ready to mentor.”


166. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.”


167. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”


168. “Through thought discipline comes self discipline. Actions are products of thoughts.”


169. “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.”


170. “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


171. “If things didn’t work out last year doing them a certain way, you should hire someone who has done it before to teach you how to do it this year.”


172. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” – Steven Spielberg, Film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter


173. “I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn’t take one person’s opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.” — Sean Paul


174. “Leaders recognize the abilities in people and work fluidly with them. They are able to mentor people with different talents, temperaments, and styles. While average leaders try to lead everyone the same way, level 4 leaders lead everyone differently. That takes creativity and confidence.”


175. “Children of the new millennium when change is likely to continue and stress will be inevitable, are going to need, more than ever, the mentoring of an available father.” —Ian Grant


176. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”


177. “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”


178. “I take my mentoring responsibilities very seriously.” ~ Erin O’Connor


179. “Mentoring is an indispensable requirement for an artist’s growth. Not only are skills and experience shared, but there is value in the essential re-examination of one’s own work and techniques.” – Jim Norman


180. “Ask directly for help. You want to achieve things, and your mentors can only help if they know you need it.”


181. “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


182. “I don’t get burnout or need work/life balance because I am living the out the life I dreamed. I am never tired, bored, or lost. This comes from being very specific about what you want and writing it down every day. I can work extremely long hours day after day and all I want to do is work more, because it is after all, exactly what I want.”


183. “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, Actor, Film Director, and Producer


184. “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


185. Children learn about God through adults in their lives: parents, grandparents, family, friends, teachers, and mentors. Betsy Duffey


186. “I take mentoring very seriously and as a result I hardly get any work done during the school year.” ~ Tayari Jones


187. My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed


188. “Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."


189. “While I made my living as a coach, I have lived my life to be a mentor, and to be mentored! Constantly. Everything in the world has been passed down. Every piece of knowledge is something that has been shared by someone else. If you understand it as I do, mentoring becomes your true legacy. It is the greatest inheritance you can give to others. It is why you get up every day—to teach and be taught.”


190. “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


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


192. “For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Among those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them.” – Bill Wong, Autistic Occupational Therapist


193. “It became by mission to work with young people to help show them the way, not save them! But help them understand that there are choices that can be made today that will make the difference for their rest of their lives.”


194. “Who you are surrounded by often determines who you become.”


195. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”


196. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”


197. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” —Agatha Stephanie Lin


198. “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


199. “An effective mentoring relationship requires that each partner understand something about the other person’s generational context and yet not make “generationalizations.”


200. “There are mentors who have the job of forming flocks and leading flocks in a flight pattern. That's good. But then there are mentors who have the job of training eagles how to soar alone. I am the eagle mentor. I'm not here to mentor you on how to fly in a flock; I am here to call out the eagles amongst you and encourage them on their destiny to soar high alone. This is my job, this is my calling.”


201. “One person might be senior and be wiser and have more experience, but I’ve learned a lot from the people I mentor.”


202. “In my teens, I worked as an aide in my community supervising and mentoring youth in various programs and delivering lunches to needy students.” ~ Hilda Solis


203. “I come here tonight as a sister, blessed with a brother who is my mentor, my protector and my lifelong friend. And I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president.” ~ Michelle Obama , Brother mentor quotes


204. “True Mentors, don’t make their mentees a clone of themselves” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive


205. “I look up to a lot of people, but outside of my parents, I’ve never really had a mentor.” ― Chris Hughes


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207. “A great mentor will help bring people and resources together to help you overcome fears. Lemme know if you find one.”


208. “Diligent follow-up and follow-through will set you apart from the crowd and communicate excellence.”


209. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter


210. “Age is rarely a limitation to being a mentor.” – Ken Blanchard


211. “As I join with you, our destination is the same. However, the rationale for that destination is entirely different. Your rationale is the fact that this destination is your calling, while my calling is to get you to your destination.”


212. “My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” – Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur, Author, and Motivational Speaker


213. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”


214. “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, Poet, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist


215. “People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.” ~ Ziauddin Yousafzai


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


217. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


218. “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.”


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


220. “Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point."


221. “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”


222. “My mistakes have been my greatest mentors.” – Steve Maraboli


223. “The most constructive approach to critical feedback follows from the concept of leader as teacher. When you need to provide corrective or negative guidance, think not of yourself as a critic—or even a boss—but as a guide, mentor, and teacher. The process of critique should be an educational experience that contributes to the further development of the individual.”


224. “A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.'”


225. “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.”


226. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmach


227. “Your guidance and patience no matter what I was doing has helped develop me into the person I am today, thank you!” – Catherine Pulsifer


228. “Being a Dad is not about creating a life, for that demands little of your life. It’s about cultivating a life, for that demands all of your life.”


229. “In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.” — Donald Sadoway


230. “My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.” ~ Dolph Lundgren


231. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.”


232. Thank you so much pastor for your love, support, and mentorship. I am so blessed to have you in my life.


233. “My favorite mentor unleashed my passions, channeled my energy, guided my growth, and encouraged my success.” ― Anna Letitia Cook


234. “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


235. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” – Diana Ross


236. How could I ever express all my thanks for your mentorship — indeed I have been blessed to have you in my life.


237. “I write my resolution in black Sharpie marker on top of a background made out of cut-up scriptures, words from newspaper headlines, and numbers from last year's calendar.


238. To Enhance Communication Abilities:


239. “Mentoring is a two-way street. The mentor gets wiser while mentoring, and the mentee gains knowledge through his/her mentor.” ― Marisol Gonzalez


240. “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


241. “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, Author, Speaker, and Pastor


242. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”


243. “It’s important to look for mentors all around you.” ~ Maureen Chiquet


244. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else” Les Brown


245. “Lincoln began to emerge from his funk by helping a coworker who looked up to him out of a funk of his own.” — Richard Brookhiser


246. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”


247. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. Here, open it, it's perfect. You'll love it.' Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They're risky. They challenge you.”


248. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin


249. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”


250. “True understanding is the spur of genius” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin


251. “God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


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


253. “Dear dad, your place is in my heart will never be replaced or taken by anyone else. You always took care of me and always made me feel special. You will always be the best mentor in my life! I miss you, daddy. I hope you are in a better place.” —Unknown


254. “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


255. “I have broken many glass ceilings - so I know it can be done.”


256. You are not just my manager. You are my leader, mentor, and friend. Thank you for always helping me develop my skills, and thank you so much for the increment, boss!


257. “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, Author, Speaker, and Motivational Coach


258. “Blaze a trail that will help others begin their journey and it will never be lonely at the top.”


259. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” ~ Diana Ross


260. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Anonymous


261. “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”


262. “Search for role models you can look up to and people who take an interest in your career. But here’s an important warning: you don’t have to have mentors who look like you. Had I been waiting for a black, female Soviet specialist mentor, I would still be waiting. Most of my mentors have been old white men, because they were the ones who dominated my field.”


263. “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist, Philosopher, and Poet


264. “Mentoring is the cultivation of young adults, the tender caring for and nurturing of them so that they will grow, flourish, and be fruitful.” - Jeff Myers


265. “You taught us like a teacher, protected us like our parents, and guided us like a mentor. You truly deserve this day so much. Happy teachers’ day to my most beloved teacher!”― Unknown


266. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward


267. Welcome to the world of mentworking” Julie Winkle Giulioni


268. “The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.”


269. “Mentoring is an indispensable requirement for an artist’s growth. Not only are skills and experience shared, but there is value in the essential re-examination of one’s own work and techniques.”


270. “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


271. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop.”


272. “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


273. “The best help you can get is someone who genuinely cares and knows how to help you get what you don’t even know you want.”


274. “I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.”


275. “A leader is a dealer in hope.”


276. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else."


277. “But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.” ~ Eli Wallach


278. “What you stand for in life determines what you are known for”


279. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”


280. “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


281. “What it comes down to, I believe, is that mentoring often involves telling people what they need to hear, rather than what they want to hear. When you are able to be humbly honest with someone about a situation with which you have personal experience-even if you risk angering or hurting that person-you are offering the most valuable gift of all.” - John Wooden


282. “Stay away from negative people. They drain your energy like vampires suck out human’s blood. Hell. They’re the real ‘dementors’.”― Riza Prasetyaningsih


283. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


284. “Millennials don't want to be managed, they like to be led, coached and mentored. This generation is on fire and ready to go. Are you ready to change the world?”


285. “We were motivated by our mentors to go an extra mile.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


286. “Mentoring is: Sharing life’s experiences and God’s faithfulness.” – Janet Thompson


287. “The people closest to me determine my level of success or failure. The better they are, the better I am. And if I want to go to the highest level, I can do it only with the help of other people. We have to take each other higher.” – John C. Maxwell


288. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” – Tom Brokaw


289. The better they are, the better I am. And if I want to go to the highest level, I can do it only with the help of other people. We have to take each other higher.” – John C. Maxwell


290. Thank you for being a great boss, an amazing mentor, and a good friend.


291. “Mentoring can have a profound impact on your personal growth, but you have to be open to change.” - Lois Zachary


292. “God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes our way.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


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


294. “No one else is going to build the life you want for you. No one else will even be able to completely understand it. The most amazing souls will show up to cheer you along the way, but this is your game. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way.”


295. “If we are growing, we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.”


296. “When I teach and mentor leaders, I remind them that if they stop learning, they stop leading.” John C. Maxwell


297. “Don’t expect a great day; create one.” ~ Bob Proctor


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


299. “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” – Dan Rather


300. “As a mentor, you have to be willing to put yourself in your mentee’s shoes to understand their struggles that they deal with.” – Tobias Keith


301. “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


302. “Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.”


303. “Pay now, play later; play now, pay later.”


304. “Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E.M. Forster


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


306. 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


307. “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


308. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill


309. “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.”


310. “You’re the most perfect dad, my best friend, and mentor. I miss you all the time. The little daughter you left behind has grown up big. I miss you, father!” —Unknown


311. “True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”


312. “With a boss like you, I have find a mentor and a fatherly figure in you who is so caring and supportive…. Warm wishes on Father’s Day to you.”


313. Thank you for transforming my life. Please accept my little way of appreciating you for your mentorship.


314. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin


315. “God puts mentors in your path. They may not look like you, sound like you, or be what you expect. But they always know more that you.” — Maria Shriver


316. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” — Kyle Bragger, founder of Forrst, and co-founder of Exposure


317. “Our true mentor in life is science.” — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk


318. “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


319. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin


320. You were a great person, a mentor, and a blessing to many people. You will forever be missed. The wonderful moments you shared with us will forever be remembered. Rest in peace up in heaven!


321. “No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”


322. “Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.”


323. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin


324. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill


325. “When looking to build a genuine connection with a mentor, you can simply partake in shared hobbies or activities the mentee or mentor is into, exchange stories, or partake in trust-building workshops together.” – Tobias Harris


326. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible.”


327. “Every kid needs a mentor; every human needs a mentor.” – Donovan Bailey


328. Great teachers are great mentors. Lailah Gifty Akita


329. This is the most painful moment in my life; you were so close to me, and you were my mentor. I will greatly miss you, grandma. Rest in Peace.


330. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”


331. “Your attitude determines your actions, and your actions determine your accomplishment.”


332. “The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person’s life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person’s life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they’ll be.” ~ Allan Houston


333. “In that inevitable, excruciatingly human moment, we are offered a powerful choice. This choice is perhaps one of the most vitally important choices we will ever make, and it determines the course of our lives from that moment forward. The choice is this: Will we interpret this loss as so unjust, unfair, and devastating that we feel punished, angry, forever and fatally wounded– or, as our heart, torn apart, bleeds its anguish of sheer, wordless grief, will we somehow feel this loss as an opportunity to become more tender, more open, more passionately alive, more grateful for what remains?” ~ Wayne Muller


334. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”


335. “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.” ~ Anonymous , Leader mentor quotes


336. “Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.”


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


338. “Without worship, we go about miserable.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


339. “There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing that you’ve had a truly positive impact on the lives of others.”


340. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect.”


341. “Mentoring is a critical part of personal growth and development and affords a lifetime of opportunity to grow and develop.”


342. “I’ve never had a woman who took me by the hand and said ‘Mary, you have a lot of potential. Let me help you get there.’ It drives me to be that person for others. I want to be that champion for women and the underdogs.”


343. Thank you for the advice, support, love, and prayers. You have been a blessing in my life. God bless you mentor!


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


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


346. “In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.”


347. ¨Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.¨ —John Assaraf, neuroscience researcher, mindset mentor, and author


348. “As a woman leader, I try to take every opportunity I can to do what my mentors did for me – engaging with young women and take them seriously.” ― Jane Park


349. “The problem with feminism in the second wave was that we fought so much among ourselves, and I think we did so much damage to the movement… and I think the next wave, the third wave, is women mentoring younger women and women helping younger women to enter the political process and the writing world.” — Erica Jong


350. “Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.”


351. Being an autism dad is more than watching a son with autism grow and develop. Being an autism dad is about being your kid’s best friend, the ultimate mentor and role model, a teacher who always encourages learning new things, an advocate for justice and equality, and a compassionate caregiver (and so much more).


352. “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


353. “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”


354. My success in ministry is due to your drilling and teachings. Thank you for your mentorship.


355. “The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.” ~ Curt Schilling


356. “Mentoring is the cultivation of young adults, the tender caring for and nurturing of them so that they will grow, flourish, and be fruitful.” ― Jeff Myers


357. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”


358. “Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else.” – Pat Conroy


359. “Choose your mentors based on who you want to be. Mentors can reflect where you want to go, they can create access for you, and give you guidance as you plan your own personal development.”


360. “•Find someone to mentor. Once you reach a certain level in your leadership, the most valuable thing you have to give is yourself. Find someone to pour your life into. Then give him time and resources to become a better leader.”


361. My mentor taught me when an opportunity is presented to you, you look at it, and you FEEL it, and ask yourself Does this opportunity light me up? Does it fill me with a sense of curiosity? Does it excite me? If it does, hell yeah, I’m involved. -Layne Beachley


362. “She knew the greatest gift she could give her mentor was to listen.”


363. “Choose your mentors based on who you want to be. Mentors can reflect where you want to go, they can create access for you, and give you guidance as you plan your own personal development.” – Ranu Gupta, Talent and Technology Strategist and Transformational Leader


364. “Building a bridge requires the help of other people. It is an active process involving connections, bonding, and collaboration; working together, we build a newer and richer mutual understanding.”


365. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey, entertainer


366. “Live to learn and you will really learn to live.”


367. “My mentors inspire and encourage me to fulfill my highest potential.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


368. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John C. Crosby, American Politician


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


370. “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


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


372. You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself. - Diana Ross


373. Thank you for seeing the potential in me and for allowing learning side-by-side with you. You are the best mentor ever.


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


375. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”


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


377. Self-esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it's possible and believe in yourself. Because after you've decided what you want, you have to believe it's possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches. - Jack Canfield.


378. “Mentoring is a two-way street. You get out what you put in.” — Steve Washington


379. “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


380. “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


381. “Some mentors are an open window to success. Other mentors are a closed door. Let people get to where they want through you as an open window...without blocking their view with a closed door ego.”


382. “A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.”


383. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”― Robert Frost


384. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”


385. “We need to stop telling [women], “Get a mentor and you will excel.” Instead, we need to tell them, “Excel and you will get a mentor.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg


386. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”


387. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist."


388. “When I mentor, I tell people that don’t have to look like a supermodel but you have got to feel your best, look your best, and be confident.” ― Michelle Mone


389. “You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors.” ― Wes Bentley


390. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


391. “In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” – Phil Collins


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


393. “Refuse to be average.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


394. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply being there every time I need a hug.” — Agatha Stephanie Lin


395. “The truth is that empowerment is powerful—not only for the person being developed, but also for the mentor. Enlarging others makes you larger. It is an impact you can experience as a leader as long as you are willing to believe in people and give your power away.”


396. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday.”


397. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”


398. “What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho


399. “Every great achiever is inspired by a mentor.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


400. To Boost Interpersonal Connections:


401. “You are only as powerful as your mentors.” ~ Robert G. Allen


402. “If you’re early on in your career and they give you a choice between a great mentor or higher pay, take the mentor every time. It’s not even close. And don’t even think about leaving that mentor until your learning curve peaks.” – Stanley Druckenmiller


403. “Finding the right mentor is not always easy. But we can locate role models in a more accessible place: the stories of great originals throughout history. Human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai was moved by reading biographies of Meena, an activist for equality in Afghanistan, and of Martin Luther King, Jr. King was inspired by Gandhi as was Nelson Mandela.


404. “Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are.”


405. “Older siblings get more total-immersion mentoring with their parents before younger siblings come along. As a result, they get an IQ and linguistic advantage because they are the exclusive focus of their parents’ attention.”


406. “For me personally, The Organic Creative Process helped me to discover what kind of actor I want to be; but this is a process that goes beyond acting. It actually revealed to me what I want to do in my life and that I have to work hard to make it real.”


407. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby


408. “Mentors change lives, but students change mentors’ lives more.”


409. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.”


410. To be a good leader, help people acquire the skills they need to accomplish what you are asking of them. Give your staff or team members opportunities to take courses, attend seminars, and earn certifications that will help them become more qualified in their position or profession. Organize senior or more experienced staff to mentor others, allowing one to develop leadership skills and the other to gain valuable knowledge. Giving others the tools they need to succeed will not only empower them to flourish but the team or company will prosper as well.


411. “I’ve always subscribed to the belief that the best leader is not one who has the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders. I strive every day — and in every program and offering we have at Integrous Women — to create more conscious, confident, and soulful leaders who, in return, will build a better world for all.”


412. “You have no idea, right now, what some young person in your church will mean for the cause of Christ. Lean in, encourage, mentor, think big.” ― Albert Mohler


413. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.”


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


415. “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


416. “The best teachers are those who tell you where to look – but don’t tell you what to see.”


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


418. “Seven Steps to Success 1) Make a commitment to grow daily. 2) Value the process more than events. 3) Don't wait for inspiration. 4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity. 5) Dream big. 6) Plan your priorities. 7) Give up to go up.”


419. “We must never forget our teachers, our lecturers and our mentors. In their individual capacities have contributed to our academic, professional and personal development.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


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


421. “A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.'” ~ Joe Jonas


422. “I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.” ~ Tayari Jones


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


424. “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”


425. “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.”


426. “I think the way life has been structured is in such a way that we give platforms and foundations to the next generation, and this should be the natural way of living.”


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


428. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins


429. “We are what our great Mentors have taught us.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


430. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”


431. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”


432. “The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” – Plutarch


433. “We must waive the lecture and embrace listening. What are they actually saying? What is confusing to them? What do they think? Where is the rub? Let's hear them, then engage them... Kids want to be mentored, not ruled.”


434. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”


435. “To realize value, mentoring partners must create relationships where both mentor and mentee can show up fully and authentically.”


436. “What I've found about it is that there are some folks you can talk to until you're blue in the face--they're never going to get it and they're never going to change. But every once in a while, you'll run into someone who is eager to listen, eager to learn, and willing to try new things. Those are the people we need to reach. We have a responsibility as parents, older people, teachers, people in the neighborhood to recognize that.”


437. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”


438. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”


439. “What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.”


440. “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”


441. “The single most important condition for literacy learning is the presence of mentors who are joyfully literate people.” — Shirley Brice Heath


442. “You are my support, best friend, and mentor. Thank you for bringing joy to my life and being a loving husband. I love you.”


443. “Ser mentor es derramar su vida en otras personas y ayudarlas a alcanzar su potencial. A medida que se entrega, ayudándoles a vencer obstáculos en sus vidas y mostrándoles cómo crecer personal y profesionalmente, les ayuda a alcanzar todo un nuevo nivel de vida. Usted, verdaderamente, puede marcar la diferencia en sus vidas.”


444. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” — Denise Morrison, Business Executive and former President of Campbell Soup Company.


445. “Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon” - E.M.Forster


446. “When I was a young lawyer, there were other women and men in the firm who took me under their wing. Sometimes mentors don’t find you – sometimes you seek them out. You shouldn’t hesitate to plop herself in someone’s office and ask them to be that support…. Oftentimes, they’re flattered and glad to lend a hand. So I would encourage any reader to seek out a mentor, then follow through and be very focused and persistent.” ~ Michelle Obama


447. “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”


448. “Your children learn what's important, by what you give your attention to.”


449. “Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


450. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”


451. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


452. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”


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


454. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams


455. “When you discover your life assignment, the inner fire automatically results to inner drive.


456. “Lincoln began to emerge from his funk by helping a coworker who looked up to him out of a funk of his own.”


457. “The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” — Plutarch


458. “You can have a great mentor, a great partner, a great love in your life who gives you confidence and makes you feel great about yourself. And that’s all wonderful, but at the end of the day, if you don’t believe it, all of that means nothing.” – Jennifer Lopez


459. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”


460. You are an inspiration and a role model — I’m so thankful to have you as my pastor and mentor.


461. “My best friend and mentor has grown a year older today. Wishing you a very happy birthday, sis.”


462. “Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” ~ Junot Diaz


463. Your spiritual mentorship has been an invaluable gift over the past couple of years. One day, I hope to inspire someone else as you’ve inspired me.


464. “Encouragement: To place courage within them, by coming along side them and inspiring them to hold on, to work hard, to fight for the cause placed in their care.”


465. “Para obtener una sensación duradera de orgullo, debe existir la relación con un mentor/padre/jefe/entrenador/líder que la respalde.”


466. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton


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


468. Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln


469. “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.”


470. “I have left you a path, I hope you find it.”


471. “The difference in a teacher and a mentor is that a mentor is interested in our soul.” ― Robert A. Johnson


472. “Even though we can indeed raise our status with material goods, the feeling doesn’t last. There is no social relationship associated with that burst of serotonin. Again, the selfless chemicals are trying to help us strengthen our communities and social bonds. To find a lasting sense of pride, there must be a mentor/parent/boss/coach/leader relationship to back it up.”


473. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


474. “Success is an exception, so be exceptional.”


475. “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


476. “Through thought discipline comes self discipline. Actions are products of thought.”


477. “You need to spend political capital - be unafraid to introduce people, compliment somebody when it’s deserved and stand up for something you really believe in, rather than just go with the flow.”


478. Ever since I was young, you’ve been my hero and mentor. Thanks for always sticking up for me, and have a day as epic as you are.


479. “To grow yourself, you must know yourself.”


480. “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.”


481. “In every person there is a seed of greatness. Understanding your uniqueness, your values, your natural strengths, and your authenticity is vital to finding your success.”


482. “We must find time to stop and thank those the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F Kennedy


483. Mother Nature is everything. She can be our mentor, our teacher, our caregiver, our provider. There is nothing on this planet that is not ordained by the divine. When you stand at the top of a mountain and take in the view, there is not much you can do but have your breath taken away.


484. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey


485. “Isn’t the point of education to teach students how to think, not what to think?”


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


487. “Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.”


488. “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


489. You are not just my boss at work. You are my leader, mentor, and friend. Thank you for giving me the space and time to be my authentic self around you, boss!


490. “No one learns anything by driving blind except what it feels like to crash”


491. “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Khalil Gibran


492. “My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.” — Mark Warner


493. “Without access to mentors and organization sponsors who can provide much-needed advice, coaching, and counsel, many of us are not prepared for the real game that is being played. It is as if we are trying to play soccer on a baseball diamond.”


494. ‘Happy birthday to my amazing mother, mentor, and best friend!’


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


496. “Remember, the best salespeople on the planet are those who regularly provide an answer to a need that someone has. Listen more and talk less. Remember, God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. Don’t spend precious extended time with those who you will have to spoon feed for a very long time. That will not get you where you want to go.”


497. “The key to being a good mentor is to help people become more of who they already are — not to make them more like you.” – Suze Orman, financial advisor


498. “Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.”


499. “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


500. A father is a protector, a savior, a friend, a mentor…. You have played all the roles amazingly well and we always look up to you for you make the best dad in the world…. Happy Father’s Day to you my dearest brother-in-law.


501. “Here’s my feeling: For everyone, men and women, it’s important to be a feminist. It’s important to have female characters. It’s wonderful for women to mentor other women, but it’s just as important for women to mentor men and vice-versa. In my line of work, having Greg Daniels be such a great mentor to me is fantastic. Finding a writer’s assistant, be it a man or a woman, and encouraging them to think with a feminist perspective, is key.” ~ Mindy Kaling


502. Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement. Commit yourself to advancing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. The business environment is quickly changing, and your understanding of the leading practices, thinking, and emerging tools will help you manage for better results. Be a lifelong student.


503. In the Christian cycle, it is crucial that a believer should have a spiritual mentor that will guide him or her in the Christian faith. Although, the word of God has advised us to look unto Jesus, the power of men who could guide and bring us closer to Him cannot be downplayed.


504. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Anon


505. “Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”


506. “Everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone.”


507. “Every single opportunity we’re presented with gives us an opportunity to learn, grow, be inspired — and share that with others.” – Gregory Wade, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Trustonic


508. “I do have a very wonderful mentor, who helps me and reads my work and criticizes me, all the time. You’ve gotta have those people, who will tell you the truth and help you. You don’t want anyone buttering you up. I want someone to tell me what I can fix. That’s what I like.” ~ Liana Liberato


509. “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 , Teacher mentor quotes


510. “Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.” – Donovan Bailey


511. “It is the mentor’s responsibility to create a safe and trusting space that enables a mentee to stretch and step outside their comfort zone, take risks, and show up authentically.”


512. “It is important for us to see that our mentors are human and therefore fallible; it makes our own shortcomings more tenable.” ― John Wooden


513. “I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned.” – Herbie Hancock, Pianist, Composer, and Actor


514. “Small business, you can give them capital, but when they often need as much is mentoring, advice, and help with their business plan.” - Karen Mills


515. “A great mentor helps you to achieve what seems impossible.” ― Mariela Dabbah


516. “I have, I think, eight mentors. It’s crazy, but I need them. They are all really important to me. They keep me grounded and advise me.” ~ Jamie Bell


517. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow.” Thich Nhat Hanh


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


519. 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


520. “The people that are succeeding have often had a mentor of some kind. I think it makes a huge difference.” ― Julie Delpy


521. “With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence.”


522. “My mistakes have been my greatest mentors.” - Steve Maraboli


523. “I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.” — Tayari Jones


524. “I’ve wanted to write this book for years, but I promised myself I wouldn’t do it until I turned sixty,” said Maxwell. “My desire was to put the hardest-won leadership lessons of my life into a book that could be used to mentor leaders. I’ve sifted through a lot of dirt in order to del