Monday, 4 September 2017

Powerful and Inspirational Quotes by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers' Day is celebrated in India on the 5-Sept. This is a day marked to thank all the wonderful teachers in our lives. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan a renowned scholar from India who was India's first vice president and second president had once said "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day."
During his lifetime, Dr. Radhakrishnan was showered with innumerable accolades including the Bharat Ratna, highest civilian award of India and a knighthood by England. Here I have listed down ten of the most powerful and inspirational quotes by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.


"Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"When we think we know we cease to learn".
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"Religion is behavior and not mere belief."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"Love thy neighbor as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"We need not seek a cause or a motive or a purpose for that which is, in its nature, eternally self-existent and free."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"It is not God that is worshipped but the authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation to integrity."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"Man is a paradoxical being-the constant glory and scandal of this world."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


"Before we can build a stable civilization worthy of humanity as a whole, it is necessary that each historical civilization should become conscious of its limitations and it's unworthiness to become the ideal civilization of the world."
~ Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


These were just 10 of the pearls of wisdom from Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. If you go through his quotes on books and reading it becomes increasingly evident that he was a great advocate of education.

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