Shikshak, Guru, Educator, Adhyapak…known by many names, the teachers are synonymous with dedication, inspiration, and nurture. Teachers, an integral part of any human being’s life, bring out the best. The epitome of selflessness, our teachers, do not expect anything in return from the students; the definition of dedication and inspiration starts and ends with them. They are the total of experience, discipline, devotion, and compassion.

Brief History of Teacher’s Day.

The day is celebrated on the 5th of September to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the second president of Independent India. The Bharat Ratna, Dr Sarvapalli, was also a scholar and philosopher. The day is celebrated to mark the dedication and hard work of all the teachers around the globe. In 1962, some students of the first Vice-President of Independent India asked him if they could celebrate his birthday. He replied, “Instead of observing my birthday discretely, it would be my pompous privilege if 5th September is scrutinised as Teachers’ Day”. The day is now celebrated with students giving gifts to their Gurus to show their gratitude. You can also get your teachers a heartfelt greeting card with quotes, messages, speeches, and delectable teacher day cakes to make the celebration memorable and lively.

Many scholars, philanthropists, philosophers, and other famous personalities have given speeches and quotes to show the gratitude, appreciation, and true meaning of Teacher’s Day. Read on for some quotes, teachers’ day speech and incorporate them into your greeting cards.

Famous Teacher’s Day Quotes

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
– Malala Yousafzai

“I have always felt that the true textbook for the pupil is his teacher.“
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein.

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
– Bill Gates.

“Those that know; do. Those that understand teach.”
– Aristotle.

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”
– Alexander the Great

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.”
– Aristotle.

“You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something: they just do it.”
– J.D. Sallinger.

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”
– Joyce Meyer.

Famous Teachers Day Speech

“In their daily lives, the men and women who teach our children fulfil the promise of a nation that’s always looking forward, that believes each generation has a responsibility to help the next in building this great country of ours and making the world a better place.” He also said, “This is a profession where you have the potential to make more of a difference than just about anything you can go into. So teachers deserve more than just our gratitude — they deserve our full support.”
– Barack Obama

“Education means enabling the mind to find out that ultimate truth which emancipates us from the bondage of dust and gives us wealth not of things but of inner light, not of power but of love. It is a process of enlightenment. It is divine wealth. It helps in the realisation of the truth”.
– Rabindranath Tagore.

“All across this nation who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people. I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication, and all the hard work on behalf of the next generation, and I can think of no better way to end my time as the first lady than celebrating with all of you, so I want to close today by simply saying ‘thank you.”
– Michelle Obama.

“My producers surprised me by bringing in Mrs Duncan as a guest on the show. I hadn’t seen her since grade school, and suddenly, I’m reading the teleprompter: ‘Welcome, Mary Duncan’, “My eyes filled with tears, and I said, ‘Mrs Duncan had a name! Her name is Mary.’” As a child, I hadn’t even considered that Mrs Duncan might have had a life beyond our class. It was in her class that I really came into myself. After all these years, I could say thank you to a woman who profoundly impacted my early life.”
“For the first time, I wasn’t afraid to be smart, and she often stayed after school to work with me. I thought I would one day become a fourth-grade teacher.”
– Oprah Winfrey.

“I was desperately trying to go unnoticed because I had some big deficits, like atrocious handwriting (experts now call it dysgraphia) and a comically messy desk. And I was trying to hide the fact that I liked to read — something that was cool for girls but not for boys. Then, Blanche Caffiere took notice of me and helped me accept myself. She pulled me out of my shell by sharing her love of books,”
– Bill Gates

If you plan to deliver a speech on this teacher’s day, you can take inspiration from famous personalities’ speeches and quotes mentioned above. Surprise your teachers with a bunch of blooming flowers, a thoughtful gift, or a delicious teachers day cake.

Let your teachers know how grateful you are to them with a sweet gesture, and appreciate their dedication and hard work throughout their lives.