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Teachers - Teaching is a way of imparting knowledge. For any individual, learning begins from the stage of infancy. Teaching does not necessarily start in schools. What is good or bad, what to do and not to do, what is right or wrong is taught by parents even before an individual learns to speak. All the basic activities like standing up, walking, drinking or eating, playing are taught by parents or family members. As the age progresses, kids enter from the stage of infancy to childhood when they cross the threshold of their homes to step into a systematic environment called “school”. In the class room, the tiny tots get to see a totally different ambience comprising of kids of the same age who are introduced with the practice of reading, writing, reciting, memorising and reproducing the essentials of what was taught to them by teachers in the most simple ways. Different facades of the world around them are introduced to them and the process of teaching and learning gets more regular and rigorous with each passing year. Students get good exposure to the complexities of the world and life.

Who Is A Teacher?

A teacher is not mere a person who explains the lessons to students, but he is the medium through whom the very purpose of emanation of the subject, the fundamentals and concepts of multiple aspects of theory are transplanted into the brains of students which form the strong foundation for further innovative ideas to crop up leading to new vistas of the subject at a later date.

Apart from being inculcated about various subjects, students would also get enlightenment about the great ideals, morals of life from the biographies of eminent scholars, humanitarians, leaders, philosophers, scientists. Students get benefitted maximum, if their receptivity is properly commensurate with the teaching flow of teachers / mentors. Finally, it is the proper mindset of students to comprehend the concepts, their serious mindedness to learn everything about the subjects of their interest that matters, fructifies and moulds them into great human beings who can render invaluable service to humanity in various fields by becoming doctors, scientists, space travellers / explorers, economists, professors, mathematicians, engineers, lawyers, defence personnel, sociologists, erudite leaders of nations etc.

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Teachers' day quotes

Here, the role of teachers in reforming the career of students can never be ignored because it is the upcoming generation that decides the ethos and the future locus of the world.  The future of human society and the fate of the world mainly depends on the future citizens of all the nations. It can be unequivocally affirmed that teachers do certainly orient the mindset of students in the right direction, make them lead the world in the path of prosperity and get them to turn the earth a better to place to live in.

When the world is in the hands of right minded political leaders of progressive outlook (with proper coordination and mutual understanding among all the nations of the world) assisted by highly meritorious individuals, there can be no doubt that earth becomes a great heaven and it can be no wonder if other celestial bodies in the sky become the habitable abode of humans in future.

World Teachers Day:

Under the aegis of UNESCO, the World Teachers’ Day is observed on 5th October across the globe with the lofty ambition of bringing together teachers, trainers, decision-makers, experts and researchers from all over the world to examine the higher education landscape worldwide. The World Teachers’ Day is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of UNESCO Recommendations, 1997 concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel.

Teachers’ Day In India:

India, being the birthplace of great sages and saints of unparalleled wisdom, has been a great contributor to cultural renaissances and gave major impetus on several occasions to the world to make giant strides in the path of progress and prosperity. India, on its part, celebrates the Teachers’ Day on 5th September every year that coincides with the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of independent India who is regarded as an exceptional authority on Indian philosophy and an immortal epitome of erudition.

The famous quotes of eminent scholars, great thinkers, philosophers of the world are cited below:

Teachers’ Day Quotes :

Teachers’ Day Quotes “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”

- George Bernard Shaw

“If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.”

- Barbara Colorose

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”

- Colleen Wilcox

“We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be.”

- Wendell Berry

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”

- Jacques Barzun

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

- Mark Van Doren

“I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.”

- Tupac Shakur

Teachers’ Day Quotes “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

- William Butler Yeats

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”

- John Steinbeck

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

- John Dewey

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

- Einstein


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

- William Ward

“There is no failure.  Only feedback.”  

- Robert Allen

Teachers’ Day Quotes “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

- Malala Yousafzai

Teachers’ Day Quotes “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”

- Plato

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

- Stevie Wonder

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”

- William Wordsworth
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.”

- Bill Gates

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”

- Solomon Ortiz
“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

- C. S. Lewis

“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

- Carl Jung

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”

- Bill Gates
Teachers’ Day Quotes “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

- Swami Vivekananda

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

- Khalil Gibran
“In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”

- Dalai Lama


“Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.”

- Bill Gates
“Those who know how to think need no teachers.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.”

- Maria Montessori
Teachers’ Day Quotes “One time, the teacher was the storehouse of knowledge. That will no longer be so. So what would a teacher do? A very good teacher will play the role of augmenter. Also, the teacher will be located anywhere and helping students.”

- Shiv Nadar

“I believe in God - not in a Catholic God; there is no Catholic God. There is God, and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being.”

- Pope Francis
“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”

- Anatole France

Teachers’ Day Quotes “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”

- Khalil Gibran
“I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city's worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city's Students Federation.”

- Jack Ma

“Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals', the ones who somehow know how to teach.”

- Peter Drucker
“I worked hard when I was a consultant. I worked hard when I was in graduate school looking at neuroscience. I worked hard as a teacher. But those are completely different career paths. And the lack of direction is why I didn't get far enough in any of those things.”

- Angela Duckworth

Teachers’ Day Quotes “What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father's brother was a top person at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes.”

- Donald Trump
“On the first day of school, my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name and said that from thenceforth that was the name we would answer to in school. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education.”

- Nelson Mandela

“The best teacher is very interactive.”

- Bill Gates
“A teacher should have a creative mind".”

- A.P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.”

- Soren Kierkegaard

Teachers’ Day Quotes “The drawing teacher has this problem of communicating how to draw by osmosis and not by instruction, while the physics teacher has the problem of always teaching techniques, rather than the spirit, of how to go about solving physical problems.”

- Richard P. Feynman

“Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.”

- Xun Kuang

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

- Brad Henry

“If you put down a list of jobs, doctor, lawyer, janitor, teacher or movie star, everybody would pick the movie star. And why? So you could lie around the pool, drink margaritas and send money to your parents. So that's what I did.”

- Steve Guttenberg


“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”     

- Helen Caldecott

Teachers’ Day Quotes “Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.”     

- Eugene P. Bertin

“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”

- Andy Rooney

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.”

- Dan Rather

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

- William Arthur Ward 

Teachers’ Day Quotes "I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."

- John Steinbeck, 

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations."

- Patricia Neal

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."

-  Socrates

"The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My teacher gave me the best gift of all: Believing in me!"

- Heidi McDonald

Teachers’ Day Quotes "Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.”

- Aaron Bacall

"To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a hero."

- Author Unknown

“The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort.  The tough problem is not in identifying winners:  it is in making winners out of ordinary people.”

- K. Patricia Cross

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."

- Dan Rather

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”

- John Steinbeck

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”

- Khalil Gibran

"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers."

- Josef Albers

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.”

- Haim Ginott

“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”

- Soren Kierkegaard

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences."

- Amos Alcott

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