Wonderful quotes on teachers on World Teachers’ Day

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 Kawasaki

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