65 Mentor Quotes On Success In Life

These mentor quotes will inspire you. A mentor is the main person you rely on to give you advice and guidance, especially in your career or as an experienced and trusted adviser.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mentor quotes, mentor sayings, and mentor proverbs.

Best Mentor Quotes

  1. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” ~ Diana Ross
  2. “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
  3. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” ~ Steven Spielberg
  4. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

  5. “A good mentor offers directions and driving tips from the back seat. You still have to drive the car.” ~ Michael Johnson
  6. “Behind every great leader, at the base of every great tale of success, you will find an indispensable circle of trusted advisors, mentors, and colleagues.” ~ Anonymous , Leader mentor quotes
  7. “Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” ~ Junot Diaz
  8. “I think mentors are important and I don’t think anybody makes it in the world without some form of mentorship. Nobody makes it alone. Nobody has made it alone. And we are all mentors to people even when we don’t know it.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  9. “You can’t dig a different hole by digging the same one deeper.” ~ Edward de Bono

  10. “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
  11. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” ~ John Crawford Crosby
  12. “A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.'” ~ Joe Jonas
  13. “A mentor must always guide, never push. It was my job to listen to them, offer my perspective, and encourage them to pursue the ideals they believed to be true.” ~ John Wooden
  14. “Refuse to be average.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  15. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~ Xunzi
  16. “My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it’, not ‘You go do it’. How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!'” ~ Jim Rohn
  17. “When I was a young lawyer, there were other women and men in the firm who took me under their wing. Sometimes mentors don’t find you – sometimes you seek them out. You shouldn’t hesitate to plop herself in someone’s office and ask them to be that support…. Oftentimes, they’re flattered and glad to lend a hand. So I would encourage any reader to seek out a mentor, then follow through and be very focused and persistent.” ~ Michelle Obama
  18. “I encourage all of you to seek out teachers and mentors that challenge you to think for yourself and guide you to find your own voice.” ~ Renee Olstead , Teacher mentor quotes
  19. “I am always with myself, and it is I who am my tormentor.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

  20. “I was lucky enough to have great mentors both in the culinary world and in the world of chefs who became celebrities. Bobby Flay is one of my dearest friends and a tremendous mentor for me. Mario Batali is the same way. They began doing TV a little before me and they showed me the way.” ~ Michael Symon
  21. “I am very much interested in getting parents to read to children, and trying to get people mentoring children. If I can do both I’ll be happy.” ~ Walter Dean Myers
  22. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.” ~ Tiger Woods
  23. “I take my mentoring responsibilities very seriously.” ~ Erin O’Connor

  24. “I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.” ~ Tayari Jones
  25. “As I see with Lori’s testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she’s been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible.” ~ Jim Bakker
  26. “Older siblings get more total-immersion mentoring with their parents before younger siblings come along. As a result, they get an IQ and linguistic advantage because they are the exclusive focus of their parents’ attention.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  27. “True understanding is the spur of genius” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

  28. “I have started my own foundation. It’s called Follow Your Art. It’s at its infancy but my goal is to mentor teenage girls through one of the most difficult times in their lives.” ~ Nadine Velazquez
  29. “I come here tonight as a sister, blessed with a brother who is my mentor, my protector and my lifelong friend. And I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president.” ~ Michelle Obama , Brother mentor quotes
  30. “I suspect that every writer is secretly writing for someone.” ~ Brewster Ghiselin
  31. “I take mentoring very seriously and as a result I hardly get any work done during the school year.” ~ Tayari Jones
  32. “Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving.” ~ Tony Dungy

  33. “Here’s my feeling: For everyone, men and women, it’s important to be a feminist. It’s important to have female characters. It’s wonderful for women to mentor other women, but it’s just as important for women to mentor men and vice-versa. In my line of work, having Greg Daniels be such a great mentor to me is fantastic. Finding a writer’s assistant, be it a man or a woman, and encouraging them to think with a feminist perspective, is key.” ~ Mindy Kaling
  34. “I do have a very wonderful mentor, who helps me and reads my work and criticizes me, all the time. You’ve gotta have those people, who will tell you the truth and help you. You don’t want anyone buttering you up. I want someone to tell me what I can fix. That’s what I like.” ~ Liana Liberato
  35. “The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.” ~ Curt Schilling
  36. “I have, I think, eight mentors. It’s crazy, but I need them. They are all really important to me. They keep me grounded and advise me.” ~ Jamie Bell

  37. “Mentors and apprentices are partners in an ancient human dance, and one of teaching’s great rewards is the daily chance it gives us to get back on the dance floor. It is the dance of the spiraling generations, in which the old empower the young with their experience and the young empower the old with new life, reweaving the fabric of the human community as they touch and turn.” ~ Parker J. Palmer
  38. “I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn’t take one person’s opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.” ~ Sean Paul
  39. “Obama might do well to remember that his fast rise from the Illinois state Senate was due in large part to an uncanny ability to make friends and find mentors.” ~ Ron Fournier
  40. “A sound philosophy of life, I think, may be the most valuable asset for a psychiatrist to have when he is treating a patient.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl

  41. “My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.” ~ Dolph Lundgren
  42. “But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.” ~ Eli Wallach
  43. “I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.” ~ Bernard Cornwell
  44. “We encourage people to believe that there is only one identity, one role, one way for them to be, one value for them to fulfill, rather than a host of possible ‘incarnations’ to be lived in a lifetime.” ~ Sidney Jourard
  45. “God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  46. “The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person’s life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person’s life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they’ll be.” ~ Allan Houston
  47. “Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life.” ~ Laurence Fishburne
  48. “In my teens, I worked as an aide in my community supervising and mentoring youth in various programs and delivering lunches to needy students.” ~ Hilda Solis
  49. “You are only as powerful as your mentors.” ~ Robert G. Allen

  50. “God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  51. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  52. “It’s important to look for mentors all around you.” ~ Maureen Chiquet
  53. “We need to stop telling [women], “Get a mentor and you will excel.” Instead, we need to tell them, “Excel and you will get a mentor.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  54. “Don’t expect a great day; create one.” ~ Bob Proctor

  55. “We have become so engrossed in the work of the Lord that we have forgotten the Lord of the work.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  56. “What does this word holiness really mean? Is it a negative kind of piety from which so many people have shied away? No, of course not! Holiness in the Bible means moral wholeness– a positive quality which actually includes kindness, mercy, purity, moral blamelessness and godliness. It is always to be thought of in a positive, white intensity of degree.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  57. “In that inevitable, excruciatingly human moment, we are offered a powerful choice. This choice is perhaps one of the most vitally important choices we will ever make, and it determines the course of our lives from that moment forward. The choice is this: Will we interpret this loss as so unjust, unfair, and devastating that we feel punished, angry, forever and fatally wounded– or, as our heart, torn apart, bleeds its anguish of sheer, wordless grief, will we somehow feel this loss as an opportunity to become more tender, more open, more passionately alive, more grateful for what remains?” ~ Wayne Muller
  58. “God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  59. “People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.” ~ Ziauddin Yousafzai
  60. “By thinking about your goals every morning, many times during the day, and every night, you begin moving toward it, and bringing it toward you.” ~ Bob Proctor
  61. “Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  62. “Nobody ever got anything from God on the grounds that he deserved it. Haven fallen, man deserves only punishment and death. So if God answers prayer it’s because God is good. From His goodness, His lovingkindness, His good-natured benevolence, God does it! That’s the source of everything.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  63. “God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes our way.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  64. “Without worship, we go about miserable.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  65. “What you want in a mentor is someone who truly cares for you and who will look after your interests and not just their own. When you do come across the right person to mentor you, start by showing them that the time they spend with you is worthwhile.” ~ Vivek Wadhwa

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