Here are 15 quotes and sayings to be shared with your teacher on Teacher's Day 2014.
Here are 15 quotes and sayings to be shared with your teacher on Teacher's Day 2014.Wikimedia Commons/Adrignola

Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on 5 September in India. A country which has, since time immemorial, preached that the path to reach God is only through a 'Guru'; where better a place to understand the significance of such a day?

It is a day to remember and cherish everything a teacher does to inspire us, guide us, and become our mentors as they gently nudge us to climb up the step of knowledge and ultimately of success.

Although reports note that all eyes will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the occasion, which he is expected to deliver on Friday, here is a compilation of 15 quotes and sayings from other sources and personalities, we could use in order share our feelings towards our teachers:

1. "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops" – Henry Brooks Adams

2. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." – William Arthur Ward

3. "Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well." – Aristotle

4. "If you can read this, thank a teacher." – Anonymous/ Saying

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

6. "Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task." – Dr. Haim Ginott

7. "Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members o society because their professional efforts effect the fate of the Earth." – Helen Caldicott

8. "When planning a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people." – Chinese Saying

9. "Your role as a leader is even more important that you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners." – Ken Blanchard

10. "The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth." – Dan Rather

11. "The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people." – Patricia Cross

12. "The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." – Robert M. Hutchins

13. "The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." – Robert Brault

14. "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." – Alexander the Great (His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle)

15. "A teacher's job is to make himself or herself increasingly unnecessary." – Unknown Author/ Saying