There is no doubt about the fact that teachers are one of the most important members of our society. They give children purpose and inspire in them a drive to do well and succeed in life. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and teachers are that critical point that makes a child ready for their future. Also, they can be a role model and inspiration for young minds to go further and to dream bigger. Globally, Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5th October every year but in India, it is celebrated on September 5 to honor teachers for their significant contributions in shaping the life of students. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - first Vice President of India and the second President of India, along with being an educationist at heart.
Here is a look at 20 quotes by famous authors that truly describe the importance of teachers in our life.
1. "Those who educate children well are more to be honored than those who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well." - Aristotle
2. "I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead- ahead of myself as well as you." - George Bernard Shaw
3. "A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson." - John Henrik Clarke
4. "They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it." - Nicholas Sparks
5. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward
6. “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” - Helen Caldicott
7. “A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.” - Ruth Beechick
8. “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” - Joyce Meyer
9. “When you study great teachers, you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” - William Glasser
10. “The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.” - Bruce Coville
11. "Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If people remember me as a good teacher that will be the biggest honor for me.” - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
12. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” - Bill Gates
13. “The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” Aristotle
14. "Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, and teach them to think straight, if possible." - Robert M. Hutchins.
15. "There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fills you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies." - Robert Frost.
16. "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
17. "One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum has so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and the soul of the child. - Carl Jung
18. “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” - Khalil Gibran
19.“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” - Nikos Kazantzakis
20. “Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” - Nikos Kazantzakis