India’s traditional education system is probably one the oldest in the world. The traditional Gurukul has been a source of inspiration for many across the globe.

Though India has adopted modern educational curriculum and the system of education has also modernized in smart classrooms, the respect for Guru (teachers) is still deep rooted.

The strong bond of Guru-Shishya still exists in its modern form in India. Every student makes it a point to wish teachers on the Teachers’ Day.

Every year, birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teachers Day on September 5.

This year, Teachers Day celebrations in India are going to be a low-key primarily because of the COVID19 pandemic.

Some students have come together to send a number of quotes of famous personalities to Northeast Now to show respect to the teachers on the special day.

We have tried our best to compile the best quotes to pay our respect to our teachers:

“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher,” missile scientist and former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had said.

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world,” Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, said.

Famous Irish Poet William Butler Yeats, who one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, had said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Anatole France, a well known French poet and novelist with several best-sellers had said, “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”

Donald Patrick Conroy, a famous American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs, said, “There’s no word in the language I revere more than teacher. My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I’ve honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.”

Gibran Khalil Gibran, a well known Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, always spoke highly about teachers. “You (teachers) are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth,” he had said.

Sir Roger George Moore, an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond, said, “Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.”

American poet, writer and critic Mark Van Doren had said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers,” German artist and educator Josef Albers had said.

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