U Thant the education-lover

Teacher and student. The teacher prepares; the student completes. The teacher begins; the student ends. The teacher is the vision in reality; the student is the reality in vision. The teacher helps the student climb; the student helps the teacher spread.

“Self-giving is delight.” So says the teacher. “Receiving is delight.” So says the student.

When giving and receiving can be accomplished cheerfully and unconditionally, seed the teacher and fruit the student fulfil each other.

U Thant the education-lover sees student and teacher as two eternal friends: “…the teachers are the true architects of minds, and the students are the true builders of peace. If the teachers instruct the younger generation in the ways of peace, not only will their work succeed, but the basic idea of peace in our time will triumph.”