World Teachers' Day is marked annually on Oct. 5 to show appreciation toward those who shape the minds of future generations and help people learn. It is an occasion to celebrate educators across the world.

The day was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994. The theme for this year is "Teachers at the heart of education recovery."

"On World Teachers' Day, we are not only celebrating every teacher. We are calling on countries to invest in them and prioritize them in global education recovery efforts so that every learner has access to a qualified and supported teacher. Let's stand with our teachers!" a message on the UNESCO website states.

Here are a few quotes recognizing the contributions of teachers, collected from Brainy Quotes:

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

2. "Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults." — Abraham Lincoln

3. "I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession." — John Wooden

4. "Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach." — Aristotle

5. "Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world." — Malala Yousafzai

6. "The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. "Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me." —  A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

8. "There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fills you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies." — Robert Frost

9. "The thing I loved the most — and still love the most about teaching — is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits." — Mike Krzyzewski

10. "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." — C. S. Lewis

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