Mentoring Quotes for National Mentoring Month
January 1st marks the first day of National Mentoring Month. Over the years, I have collected a few quotes, which can play the part of a mentor in a moment. Some of these quotes are very poignant. For instance, as a mentor, your role is not to create a mini you, but to bring out the essence of your mentee. And if you are using others as invisible mentors, do not mold yourself into a carbon copy of another person, study several people and image their best behaviours.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” Steven Spielberg
“I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.” Margaret Thatcher
“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” Benjamin Disraeli
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
“In every art beginners must start with models of those who have practiced the same art before them. And it is not only a matter of looking at the drawings, paintings, musical compositions, and poems that have been and are being created; it is a matter of being drawn into the individual work of art, of realizing that it has been made by a real human being, and trying to discover the secret of its creation.” Ruth Whitman
“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” John Wesley
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John C. Crosby
“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.” David O. McKay
“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Unknown
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