10 Quotes about teachers from literature

Below are 10 quotes and sayings about teachers and teaching from Literature.


Did you know that October 5 is World Teachers Day?

Well, I didn’t, until yesterday, and so I missed the chance to rant on social media and eat some cake. (I’m always looking for an excuse to eat cake.)

However, World Teachers' Day falls on Oct. 5 annually and the holiday celebrates educators around the world while highlighting changes that need to be made for universal education goals.

The holiday was first celebrated by UNESCO in 1994. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the goal of universal primary education would require recruiting 12.6 million primary teachers.

This year, the slogan of the campaign is "empowering teachers, building sustainable societies."

1.“They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it”

― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

2. "Because of teachers I've been in ten thousand cities and have introduced myself to a hundred thousand strangers in my exuberant reading career, all because I listened to my fabulous English teachers and soaked up every single thing those magnificent men and women had to give. I cherish and praise them and thank them for finding me when I was a boy and presenting me with the precious gift of the English language. ”

3. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. {His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle}”

― Alexander the Great

4.“Teaching is a calling, too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy--angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.”

― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

5."A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." -

― Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

6. “The effects you will have on your students are infinite and currently unknown; you will possibly shape the way they proceed in their careers, the way they will vote, the way they will behave as partners and spouses, the way they will raise their kids.”

― Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

7“"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less."

8.“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

― William Arthur Ward

9."Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions."

―Unknown Author

10.“When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.”

― William Glasser


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