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Quotes About Mentoring

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Benjamin Franklin
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

Margaret Mead
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
Margaret Mead

Robert Frost
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
Robert Frost

Plutarch
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
Plutarch

Plato
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
Plato

Paulo Coelho
“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

William Arthur Ward
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward

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

E.M. Forster
“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
E.M. Forster

H.L. Mencken
“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.”
H.L. Mencken

Peter F. Drucker
“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”
Peter F. Drucker

Tyler Perry
“What I've found about it is that there are some folks you can talk to until you're blue in the face--they're never going to get it and they're never going to change. But every once in a while, you'll run into someone who is eager to listen, eager to learn, and willing to try new things. Those are the people we need to reach. We have a responsibility as parents, older people, teachers, people in the neighborhood to recognize that.”
Tyler Perry, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life

David O. McKay
“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

Tony Dungy
“Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).”
Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently

“Leaders..should influence others..in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others.”
Bob Goshen

Charles Dickens
“I never heard that it had been anybody’s business to find out what his natural bent was, or where his failings lay, or to adapt any kind of knowledge to him. He had been adapted to the verses and had learnt the art of making them to such perfection. I did doubt whether Richard would not have profited by some one studying him a little, instead of his studying them quite so much.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May you have mentors to support your life's journey.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Mentoring is the cultivation of young adults, the tender caring for and nurturing of them so that they will grow, flourish, and be fruitful.”
Jeff Myers, Cultivate: Forming the Emerging Generation through Life-on-Life Mentoring

Rebecca Goldstein
“This is the pedagogical paradox. The person and the teacher is required precisely because the knowledge itself is nontransferable from teacher to student.”
Rebecca Goldstein, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

Jamie O'Neill
“—Help these boys build a nation their own. Ransack the histories for clues to their past. Plunder the literatures for words they can speak. And should you encounter an ancient tribe whose customs, however dimly, cast light on their hearts, tell them that tale; and you shall name the unspeakable names of your kind, and in that naming, in each such telling, they will falter a step to the light.
"—For only with pride may a man prosper. With pride, all things follow. Without he have pride he is a shadowy skulk whose season is night. ”
Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys

“Leadership: Converting dreams into goals and goals into success.”
T Jay Taylor

Jeff Benedict
“Part of the genius of (Nick) Sabin's system was that he understood that no matter the skill set, he was inheriting vulnerable kids from various backgrounds. For those times when they made poor decisions, as they invariably did, the safety net must be strong as far and wide as possible.”
Jeff Benedict, The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Decide in your heart to be at peace with all men.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Michaelson Williams
“Pessimistic thoughts will only yield trees unwilling to bear edible fruit. Optimistic thinking will always feed those who are willing to sit at your table".”
Michaelson Williams

David McCullough
“Rather than literally burning the midnight oil, which he judged to be unhealthy, John Adams advised his son to make the most of college by developing an inquisitive outlook that would prompt him to get to know the most exceptional scholars and question them closely. "Ask them about their tutors, manner of teaching. Observe what books lie on their tables. Fall into questions of literature, science, or what you will.”
David McCullough

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