Teachers — the ones who lay the foundations of our lives. It’s the teacher who teaches us various aspects of life, therefore, it can be wisely said that a teacher moulds his/her students’ life with beautiful thoughts and knowledge.
A teacher is as important as our parents. Just like parents, teachers play a vital role in showing us the path of life.
Well, importance of teachers cannot be defined in mere words. This Teacher’s Day, NewsMobile brings you some personalities who taught us lessons of life:
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
Swami Vivekananda was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was and still an inspiration for the youth not only in Indian, even around the world.
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
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Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Mahatma Gandhi was the main figurehead of the Indian independence movement. He taught a philosophy of non-violence and peaceful protest, which played an important role in independence of India.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Nelson Mandela had the vision to fight for a free and fair South Africa. He was willing to endure great sacrifice to overcome the injustice of the society. But, it was his willingness to forgive his own oppressors which really stands out as an exceptional quality. It was this willingness to move on past enmity and hatred that enabled South Africa to have a better future.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity were a very significant scientific breakthrough. As well as being a genius scientist, Einstein was also a champion of human rights and campaigned for a more peaceful world. From Einstein’s hard work and passion of doing something out of the box, the father of Physics has taught many lessons of life and inspired many to reach the top including Steve Jobs.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
She was a modern day saint who sought to identify with and offer compassion to the unloved and destitute. Lived a life of voluntary poverty and service to the poor. Always up for the betterment of the needy ones.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Steven Paul Jobs is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. The co-founder, former CEO of Apple Inc is the inspiration of upcoming entrepreneurs who wanted to do big. His downfalls, and the ability to face them teaches the way how to tackle problems and emerge out of them.
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
APJ Abdul Kalam (1931-2015)
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, coming from a small village of South India, inspires us how hard work results in success of an individual. The ‘missile man of India,’ Dr APJ Kalam contributed in India’s defence ammunition and Nuclear weapons.
“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”