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School life is reminiscent of wild pranks, homework, and detention. However, an important aspect of school life was our relationship with teachers. We have had our share of lovable and irritating teachers. This page is a tribute to teachers. Each quotation here reflects on the qualities of a teacher.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?

Author Unknown
Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, while everything superfluous runs over as from a full container. Who knows much says least.

Horace
When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.

The Talmud
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.

Mary Church Terrell
While most girls run away from home to marry, I ran away to teach.

John C. Dana
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

Ayn Rand
Words are a lens to focus one's mind.

Friedrich Nietzsche
You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil.

Hari Dass Baba
You can't teach a hunter it's wrong to kill.

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