11 inspiring #TeachersDay quotes from Plato, Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., others

Several interesting tweets have been posted as many countries like Nigeria, United Kingdom, Armenia, Bangladesh, Germany, Macedonia, Serbia, Nigeria, etc. set the 5th of October aside to celebrate Teachers' Day 2015.

Monday 5 of October is the Teachers’ Day in many countries around the world.

Today, we are expected celebrate teachers and appreciate them for their role in building the individuals in society and society itself by extension.

It would be nice for everyone to do something nice for at least one teacher to mark this day.

Here are 11 quotes from great men like Plato, Nelson Mandela and others about education, teaching and teachers:

1. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” ― William Arthur Ward

3. If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” ― Chinese Proverb

4. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ― Nelson Mandela

5. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

6. “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

7. “Those who don't know must learn from those who do” ― Plato, The Republic

8. “When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think” ― Bertrand Russell

9. “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself” ― Galileo Galilei

10. "I am not a teacher, but an awakener” ― Robert Frost

11. “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards” ― Anatole France

#ThankATeacher teacher today and say a prayer for them.

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