Happy Teacher’s Day
India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system. Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist, apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light
All that I have achieved in my life is because of my teachers. Some of them were formally designated as my teachers — in school, college, and university. Others, such as my parents, were my teachers nonetheless. Here are some happy Teacher’s Day quotes to celebrate the best teachers in our lives.
- 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.
- Henry Brooks Adams
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Robert Brault
The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
- Jacques Barzun
In teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
- Helen Caldicott
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
- Albert Einstein
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Nikos Kazantzakis
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.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
- Ken Blanchard
Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners.
- William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
- Forest Witchcraft
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.