The world celebrates World Teachers' Day on 5th October, every year. It’s because of teachers that you can read this. But this time we are celebrating teacher’s day in the absence of our great former president Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. Though he cannot be replaced, we can impart some awesome quotes he left us to live by.
In memory of the great legend, here are 10 quotes from him that inspires both teachers and students.
Quote #1 “Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level”
Quote #2 “One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions”
Quote #3 “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident”
Quote #4 “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.”
Quote #5 “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in the second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
Quote #6 “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
Quote #7 “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness. Without your involvement you can't succeed. With your involvement you can't fail.”
Quote #8 “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.”
Quote #9 “When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.”
Quote #10 “Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.”