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12 inspiring professors

Teaching is a profession without which no other profession would exist. Sometimes they are our role models and sometimes friends who we can confide in. There is no substitute for teachers who have not only pushed us to get out of our comfort zone but to also face the realities of the world.

Teachers’ day, on 5th September each year is celebrated to dedicate one day to all the hard work, efforts, and time that our teachers have invested to shape us into successful informed individuals.

On that note, let us come together and pay a tribute to some of the most inspiring and deserving professors of all time!

True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers’ day marks the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, a teacher and a promoter of education. Even though he started studying philosophy by chance, he became an Indian philosopher and also taught at Oxford University. He was awarded scholarships all his life and was loved by all his students.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great. ~Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam was not only the 11th President of India but he also had an endless love for teaching. Physics and Aerospace Engineering were his subjects and he believed that education was an endless journey. He did not only teach, but also mentored all his students.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
~Leoonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, known for his paintings. Even though he never received any formal education, his teachings reveal a strong intellect and his contributions to education cannot be overstated. He was very generous towards his students and had an inquisitive mind.

Leonardo Da Vinci

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I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.
~Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who developed numerous theories with the aim of contributing to society. He was one of the most influential teachers of his time, leaving an impact on every student he taught.

Albert Einstein

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Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who made important contributions to logic, criticism, physics, mathematics, politics, biology, and many more subjects. His teaching method included critical thinking with inductive and deductive reasoning.


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Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats beauty and youth. ~Chanakya

Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, and economist. He believed that education is a man’s best friend and will stay with us throughout our life. His ancient ways of teaching made him the greatest teacher of his time.


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Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.
~Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk, best known for his disciple on Hinduism. His teachings mainly focussed on reviving different religions and getting students to understand its importance.

 Swami Vivekananda

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True teaching cannot be learned from textbooks any more than a surgeon can acquire his skills by reading about surgery. ~Hellen Keller

Hellen Keller was an American lecturer who made a mark in the teaching industry. Through her actions and speech, she proved that knowledge is love; all that matters is you believing in your own self.

 Helen Keller

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Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
~Anne Sullivan

Anne Sullivan was an American teacher best known for being an instructor and a companion for her students. She was given the title of a “miracle worker” since she was not only excellent in her subject but also with children who had any kind of disability.

 Anne Sullivan

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Together we can do great things.
~Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a teacher at a Convent school where she served for about 20 years. Apart from being a headmistress, she taught geography and history. She dedicated herself to alleviating girl’s poverty through education.

 Mother Teresa

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Sit idol no more. Go get an education.
~Savitribai Phule

Savitribai Phule is regarded as the first teacher of India. She was an Indian educationalist and poet who changed the lives of women and their rights through the power of education. In fact, she was also the first female teacher of the first women school in India.

 Savitribai Phule

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Don’t stop working, don’t stop teaching.
~Vimla Kaul

Vimla Kaul is a relentless teacher who tirelessly taught children living in slums. She has been working relentlessly in Government schools instilling in children the love for learning and education. Teaching is her passion and she is continuing even after retirement.

Vimla Kaul

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It feels as if all these professors have dedicated their life to their students, hoping to make the world a better place. After all, that’s how all teachers are, aren’t they?

With all this knowledge, it is safe to say that these teachers change the world, one child, at a time!

If you want to talk about your favorite professor or absolutely any teacher that has inspired you in one way or another, we would love to hear from you! Share your story and write to us at anoushka.chopra@winuall.com

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