30 Uplifting Mentoring Quotes That Will Inspire You

Fantastic quotes from famous people that will motivate and inspire you to find a mentor.

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Whether you're looking to join a new career or even just wanting to upskill, finding the right mentor can greatly improve your chances of success. Without mentoring, some of the household names listed below wouldn’t be where they are today and the world wouldn’t have some of it’s infamous innovations.

Here are 30 mentoring quotes from uplifting famous mentees and mentors:

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

2. "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

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

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

5. “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

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

7. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. “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

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

17. “Genius is the basis for the deepest type of mentoring. When true learning occurs genius teaches genius and both the teacher and the student grow”. - Michael Meade

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

19. “I think it's so important as a woman, and especially as a minority, to lift as you climb. So having people shadow you or mentoring people - that's important to me.” - Maria Taylor

20. “If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t be here today. I’m a product of great mentoring, great coaching. Coaches or mentors are very important. They could be anyone–your husband, other family members, or your boss.” - Indra Nooyl

21. “If you are ‘too busy’ most of the time, or locked behind closed doors, no mentoring relationship can work.” - Martin Zwilling

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

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

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

25. “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

26. “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

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

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

29. “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

30. “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

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