World Teachers’ Day is observed on 5th October each year by the United Nations. This day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. According to the official website of the UN, this Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
Teaching, undoubtedly, is one of the most rewarding professions. However, it is also one of the most crucial ones for the development of society.
On World Teachers’ Day, here are a few quotes on teachers and this inspiring profession.
Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher. ~ Maggie Gallagher
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~ Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson. ~ John Henrik Clarke
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
What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~ Karl Menninger
Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. ~ Henry Brooks Adams
One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. ~ Philip Wylie
Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. ~ Unknown
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. ~ A. P. J Abdul Kalam
Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together. ~ Scott Hayden
Teaching is a calling too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy — angels leading their flocks out of the darkness. ~ Jeannette Walls
What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less. ~ Marva Collins
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. ~ Helen Caldicott
Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our nation for tomorrow. ~ Solomon Ortiz
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~ Mark Van Doren
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for less. ~ Lee Iacocca
If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes. ~ Guy Kawasaki0