World Teachers Day 2016: Top 15 Quotes about the Importance of Teachers

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October 5, every year, is the day set aside for teachers across the world. This day is planned to celebrate teachers for their self-sacrificing roles and highlight their numerous contributions to world’s development.

The day also presents a platform to critically engage issues/challenges experienced by educators in the process of discharging their duties.

As we celebrate teachers today, we bring to you some of the finest expressions ever written about the importance of teachers.

1.      “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” ― Joyce Meyer.

2.      “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward.

3.      “Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.” ― Charles Kuralt.

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

5.      “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” ― Karl A. Menninger.

6.      “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ― Henry Adams.

7.      “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein.

8.      “A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.” ― Ruth Beechick.

9.      “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ― Mark Van Doren.

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

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11.  “The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” ― Robert Brault.

12.  “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” ― Alexander the Great

13.  “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”­―  John Wooden

14.  “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.”― Guy Kawasaki

15.  “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.” ― Aristotle

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