Mentoring Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Drucker

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

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

Pat Conroy
“Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.”
Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Janet  Thompson
“Mentoring is: Sharing Life's Experiences and God's Faithfulness”
Janet Thompson, Dear God, He's Home!: A Woman's Guide to Her Stay-At-Home Man

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

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

Alexandra Robbins
“If there is a single factor that spells out the difference between the cafeteria fringe headed for greatness and those doomed for low self-worth, even more than a caring teacher or a group of friends, it is supportive, accepting parents who not only love their children unconditionally, but also don't make them feel as if their idiosyncrasies qualify as "conditions" in the first place.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Carlos Wallace
“Blaze a trail that will help others begin their journey and it will never be lonely at the top.”
Carlos Wallace

Lawrence Namale
“I think the way life has been structured is in such a way that we give platforms and foundations to the next generation, and this should be the natural way of living.”
Lawrence Namale

“The difference between a student and a master is, the master has failed more times than the student has tried”
Mac Duke The Strategist

Richie Norton
“Who is someone you admire who has the results you’d like to model? Learn from them.”
Richie Norton

Richie Norton
“If things didn’t work out last year doing them a certain way, you should hire someone who has done it before to teach you how to do it this year.”
Richie Norton

John Taylor Gatto
“In the absence of a perfect universal mentor, books and other texts are the best and cheapest stand-ins, always available to those who know where to look. Watching details of an assembly line or a local election unfold isn’t very educational unless you have been led in careful ways to analyze the experience. Reading is the skeleton key for all who lack a personal tutor of quality.”
John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The great Masters are great Mentors”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We are what our great Mentors have taught us.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Learn from great mentors, become great!”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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