The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people. John C. Maxwell. Here are 28 Inspirational Mentor Quotes.

Mentor Quotes

1. “I'm a mentor to anybody who's interested.” Clint Eastwood

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

3. “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

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

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

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

7. “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

Mentor Quotes

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

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

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

11. “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

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

13. “You cannot transit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Mentor Quotes

15. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill

16. “You're never too young or too old to be a mentor.” Reshma Saujani

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

18. “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

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

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

21. “The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry.Thus far and no farther”. Ludwig van Beethoven

Mentor Quotes

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

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

24. “The mediocre leader tells. The good leader explains. The superior leader demonstrates. The great leader inspires.” Gary Patton

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

26. “I only act in films where I've got an A-lister as my mentor.” Taron Egerton

27. “Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn’t go to hell if you take a day off.” Jeffrey Pfeffer

28. “I was always surrounded by people that wanted to mentor you.” Ginni Rometty

Best Mentor Quotes

"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 Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo
"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
"Leaders should influence others. In such a way that it builds people up, encourages and educates them so they can duplicate this attitude in others." Bob Goshen

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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