Teachers’ Day 2014: 20 Most Inspirational Quotes Your Tutor Will Love

There is a teacher behind every successful person. A teacher not only teaches, guides and molds the future pillars of the society but also inspires them to become successful and better human beings. To pay gratitude to their noble work, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5 September in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to deliver a speech to mark the occasion on 5 September.

Here are 20 inspirational quotes on teachers by famous personalities:

1) “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great (His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle)

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

3) “Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle

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

5) “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

6) “Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” – Dr. Haim Ginott

7) “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.” – Temple Grandin

8) “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill 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

9) “The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.” – Ally Carter

10) “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl A. Menninger

11) “The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.” – Confucius

12) “Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” – Andy Rooney

13) “Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.” – Joe Manchin

14) “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

15) “Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.” – Bodhidharma

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

17) “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer

18) “In teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” – Jacques Barzun

19) “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

20) “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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