“Teachers are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” ―Helen Caldicott
Inspirational Quotes About Teachers
Teaching is a highly complex activity. It includes preparing lessons according to agreed curricula, giving lessons, and assessing pupil progress. For every teacher, it quite difficult to acquire every pinch of skills and knowledge. So they have to work hard every day for developing their skills and in acquiring proper knowledge. Teachers are the backbone for the future generation.
To honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general, Teachers Day by many countries celebrate World Teachers’ Day, established by UNESCO in 1994, on 5 October. It aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.
Since 1962, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday is celebrated as Teachers’ Day on 5 September every year in India. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan believed that “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”.
Explore the best collection of Inspirational Quotes About Teachers to read on Teachers Day.
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids to work together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ―Bill Gates
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher that will be the biggest honor for me.” ―A.P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”―Albert Einstein
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” ―John Dewey
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ―Henry B. Adams
“The teacher’s task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way.” ―John Warren
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ―Mark Van Doren
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ―Margaret Mead
“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” ―Lily Tomlin
“In teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” ―Jacques Barzun
“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.” ―William Arthur Ward
“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” ―Sidney Hook
“If we are truly effective teachers, then we are creating autonomous, independent, and self-directed learners, not just successful test-takers.” ―Robert John Meehan
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ―Nelson Mandela
“Teachers are people who start things they never see finished, and for which they never get thanks until it is too late.” ―Max Forman
“Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.” ―A. Bartlett Giamatti
“To this end, the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.” ―John Strachan
“Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensured a good life.” ―Aristotle
“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
“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” ―Japanese Proverb
“A great teacher who is full of excitement and love for her students can make all the difference in their lives.” ―Deval Patrick
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ―Albert Einstein
“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” ―Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
“Teaching is the only major occupation…for which we have not 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
“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” ―Unknown