Apr. 19, 2017 by TREC Staff

12 Mentoring Quotes to Inspire You

We all go through times where we could use a little inspiration. Especially when inspiring others is a key role mentors play. To help you out, we collected 12 quotes on the power of mentoring.

  1. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” Steven Spielberg
  2. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  Isaac Newton
  3. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.  Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchill
  5. “You cannot teach a man anything.  You can only help him discover it within himself” — Galileo Galilei 
  6. “One person can make a difference and everyone should try it.”  John F. Kennedy
  7. “What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “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
  9. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby
  10. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” — Robert Frost
  11. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison
  12. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” Steve Jobs