mentor quotes, mentorship quotes, quotes about mentoring

Having a mentor can really help propel your entrepreneurial journey. Jumpstart your day with these mentor quotes.

  1. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
  2. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch
  3. “The mediocre leader tells. The good leader explains. The superior leader demonstrates. The great leader inspires.” Gary Patton
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.”  Plutarch
  7. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” Steven Spielberg
  8. “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
  9. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John Crosby
  10. “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
  11. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill
  12. “If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before.”  J Loren Norris
  13. “You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.” Galileo Galilei
  14. “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “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