A mentor is a valuable asset in advancing your career.

According to Bob Proctor, a mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself and helps bring it out of you.

Below are 51 great mentoring quotes:

Motivational Mentoring Quotes

The mediocre mentor tells. The good mentor explains. The superior mentor demonstrates. The greatest mentors inspire. (Lucia Ballas Traynor)

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. (John Quincy Adams)

Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor. (Lailah Gifty Akita)

Mentor and coach others whenever you can. Your teaching will deepen your own learning. (Lee J Colan)

A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. (John Wooden)

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

Mentors are not there to make us ‘happy’. They are there to guide us to the best of their knowledge. (Samira De Andrade)

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. (Oprah Winfrey)

A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future and believe it can be obtained. (Shawn Hitchcock)

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)

If you have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. (Isaac Newton)

If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. (J Loren Norris)

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

Mentoring Quotes from the Bible

Where no counsel is, the people fall but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. ( Proverbs chp. 11 v14)

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. (Proverbs chp 12 v1)

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (Proverbs chp 12 v 15)

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. (Proverbs chp 13 v 10)

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. (Proverbs chp 13 v 18)

He that walketh with wise mean shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (Proverbs chp 13 v 20)

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established. (Proverbs chp 15 v 22)

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. (Proverbs chp. 20 v 18)

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. (Proverbs chp 27 v17)

Best Mentoring Quotes

Colleagues are wonderful thing-but mentors that’s where the real work gets done. (Junot Diaz)

The question is not only, who can be your mentor but also who can you mentor? (Mariela Dabbah)

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)

Mentoring isn’t an extracurricular activity. It’s vital for cultivating an enriching, inclusive community. (Diana Olin)

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

A great mentor helps you achieve what seems impossible. (Mariela Dabbah)

Mentoring is a two way street. The mentor gets wiser while mentoring and the mentee gains knowledge through his/her mentor. (Marisol Gonzalez)

Mentoring is: sharing life’s experiences and God’s faithfulness. (Janet Thompson)

We rise by lifting others. (Robert Ingersoll)

Mentoring is a mutuality that requires more than meeting the right teacher: the teacher must meet the right student. (Parker J Palmer)

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. (Unknown)

Positive Mentoring Quotes

You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character. (Unknown)

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. ( John F Kennedy)

Mentoring is a two way street. You get our what you put in. (Steve Washington)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn. (Benjamin Franklin)

There’s a tremendous power and energy in sharing your life with another person. ( Jerry Seinfeld)

There is no joy in life like the joy of sharing. (Billy Graham)

The life of many a person could be changed if only someone would make him feel important. (Dale Carnegie)

It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you or don’t. So don’t take it lightly. (Kobe Bryant)

A good mentor will teach you how think, not what to think. (Vala Afshar)

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. (Margaret Mead)

If you want a harvest in one year, grow a crop. If you want a harvest in ten years, grow trees. If you want a harvest that will last a lifetime grow people. (Chinese Proverb)

Getting a mentor is the shortcut to success. (Bo Sanchez)

Excel and you will get a mentor. (Sheryl Sandberg)

Mentors are really important because everyone needs to know that someone’s get their back. (Susan Aglukark)

Mentors help kids see into the future. (Brian Stemmle)

We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. (Mother Teresa)

It’s the small things done often that make the difference. (Dr. John Gottman)

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Final Thoughts

Hope these quotes from great leaders as well as mentoring verses from the bible reinforces the need to have mentors.

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