(Wise Sayings of Imam Khomeini)
o The teacher's occupation is the prophets' occupation. The Noble Prophet (s) is the teacher of all mankind and next to him Hadrat AmTr i'a) is the teacher of humanity.
o The teacher's duty is to guide the society toward God.
o You teachers have a highly noble duty which is that of God.
o The teacher is a trustee other than ordinary; he is a trustee of men.
o The key to a nation's happiness or misery is in the hands of the educational [stratum].
o You (teachers) must all realize that you are not ordinary people; you are teachers of a generation that will have the future destiny of the country in its hands.
o Your occupation is to guide the children from all kinds of darkness into light.
o All teachers must practice self-puriication. They must be purified if their word is to influence others.
o If the teachers do not have a sound education and training themselves they cannot train and educate the youth.
o Corruption and reformation of a society is in the hands of the teachers and educators.
o These youngsters who are the future hopes of the Islamic country are trusts in the hands of the teachers.
o All prosperity and wretchedness have their roots in schools, and the teachers have the keys.
Source: 'Wise Sayings of Imam Khomeini" book
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