National Mentoring Day is honored Oct. 27 each year to raise awareness about the significant benefits of mentorship and to encourage more people to get involved in the process. Award-winning business mentor Chelsey Baker founded the day, which is not an official holiday, with the aim to focus on the benefits of being a mentor and being mentored.

Here are some inspirational quotes, courtesy Good Reads, to share on this day:

1. “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” — Jim Rohn 

3. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby 

4. “My mistakes have been my greatest mentors.” – Steve Maraboli 

5. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” — Whoopi Goldberg 

6. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” — Diana Ross 

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

8. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey 

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

10. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

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