Mentors – Valued Treasures

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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 PerryDon’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life

Tom Wolfe

“Sir Gerald Moore: I was at dinner last evening, and halfway through the pudding, this four-year-old child came alone, dragging a little toy cart. And on the cart was a fresh turd. Her own, I suppose. The parents just shook their heads and smiled. I’ve made a big investment in you, Peter. Time and money, and it’s not working. Now, I could just shake my head and smile. But in my house, when a turd appears, we throw it out. We dispose of it. We flush it away. We don’t put it on the table and call it caviar.”

― Tom WolfeThe Bonfire of the Vanities

John C. Maxwell

“Most people who decide to grow personally find their first mentors in the pages of books.”
― John C. MaxwellThe 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

Anna   Stevens

“Searching for a mentor is similar to searching for a spouse: you two need to share common values, concerns, experiences, communication style, and, of course, have time to invest into meaningful conversations with one another.”
― Anna StevensTurn Your Dreams And Wants Into Achievable SMART Goals!
Jeffrey Archer

“His lectures were always well attended, and not just because he imparted so much wisdom and knowledge: he also managed to do it with humour. It had taken Danny some time to realize that the professor enjoyed provoking discussion and argument by offering up outrageous statements to see what reaction he would arouse from his students.”

― Jeffrey ArcherA Prisoner of Birth

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