“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning,” a famous quote by an American politician, Brad Henry summarizes everything about the guiding force of our lives. So what makes a Teacher? They are the individuals who introduce us to widen our horizon to see new possibilities in life. From teaching about new concepts mentioned in textbooks to going beyond the written lines to impart knowledge and wisdom, makes a great teacher. In India, teachers are highly regarded, so much so that a great teacher also called Guru is placed above the God. To honour the major contributions of teachers in our lives, we celebrated Teacher’s Day on September 5 annually in India. It is the birth date of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great teacher and the second President of the country. On the occasion of Teacher’s Day 2018, we share best of quotes and sayings to mark the important day.

Remember the kindergarten teacher for whom you got a flower every day. Then you grew up to wish your class teacher in sing-song manner ‘Good Morning Teacher’. Few years down the line hoped the department HOD would not call your parents for low attendance. Or, that senior who shared a piece of advice that will stay with you lifelong – even better, if that advice came from your best friend. Or, a life-altering experience or situation that permanently changed the course of life. Teachers, mentors, guides, life-coaches or role-models – there are several names for a role that played a significant role in shaping our lives. No amount of words is enough to acknowledge a teacher’s contribution to our past, present or future. These 11 famous sayings by influential figures give a glimpse of what is a teacher and its role.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher – Maggie Gallagher.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework – Lily Tomlin.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well – Alexander the Great.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: 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 – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose – Bill Gates.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble – Shah Rukh Khan.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge – Albert Einstein.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers – Josef Albers.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: Experience is the teacher of all things – Julius Caesar.


Teacher’s Day Quote Reads: 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 – Pat Conroy.

As we mentioned, a teacher can be anyone, and it is our duty to be a keen learner. All the aforementioned quotes by famous men and women tell us about the teachers, teachings, the importance of education, why society is in dire need of a good teacher and success and failures are themselves being great teachers. We hope this collection of Teacher’s Day quotes serve up to be a good source of enlightenment. We wish all the teachers around the world, a very happy Teacher’s Day 2018.