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Albert Einstein: 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge'
Albert Einstein: 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge'

People who enjoyed success in life can generally point to the influence, if not the inspiration, they got from at least one teacher they encountered in their formative years. Many eminent people have tried to capture this phenomenon in a pithy phrase.

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Perhaps Albert Einstein, the world's most influential scientific philosopher, came up with the best summation.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge," Einstein wrote.

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