Teachers' Day 2017: 11 inspiring quotes on teachers by eminent personalities

05 September 2017, 10:52 AM
Teacher's Day 2017: 11 inspiring quotes on teachers by eminent personalities
Teacher's Day 2017: 11 inspiring quotes on teachers by eminent personalities

In India, the Teacher's Day is celebrated on September 5, on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishan. When he became the Vice-President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday.

In reply, Dr. Radhakrishnan said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher’s day”.  The request showed Dr. Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, his birthday is observed as Teacher’s Day in India.

Since 1962, 5th of September has been celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan was a philosopher and a teacher.

Abdul Kalam.

Teachers are the backbone of any country, the pillar upon which all aspirations are converted into realities.

Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Bill Gates

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

Dan Rather

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'.

M K Gandhi

I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Malala Yousafzai

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

Mark Van Doren

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

William Arthur Ward

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
First Published: Monday, September 04, 2017 10:50 PM

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