I would rather be a teacher than a salesman. Though a salesman makes a lot of money than I do. I would not change places with him.. For he sells washing machine,fountain pens, chairs and other materials but I sell ideas.
I would rather be a teacher than a stenographer, even though a stenographer may have a mahogany desk in the magnificent office of some great chief of industry. For she helps to write letters, but I help write to careers. She touches keys, but I touch lives.
I would rather be a teacher than an architect, satisfactory as the programme of large construction might be. For an architect helps build offices but I help build character.Offices endure like a tree but character endures throughout eternity.
I would rather be a teacher than an artist, fascinating as that subject might be in its wealth of beauty, colour and symmetry. For an artist paint's pictures on canvas. but I make impressions on the the tablets of the soul..
I would rather be a teacher than a bookheeper. For he balances accounts, but I help balance lives.
I would rather be a teacher than a great business executive. For he works with facts and figures and lifeless coins, but I work vitth minds that open, and futures that unfold and principles that grow.
I would rather be a teacher than an accomplished musician For musicians play violin on strings and piano strings but I play on the heart strings. •
I would rather be a teacher than an orator. For an orator stirs an adult to applaud and admiration but I stir little children to right choosing and noble thinking.
I would rather be a teacher than a decorator. For he deals with perspectives harmony and lines in buildings and in rooms. But I deal with perspective and harmony and line in temples not made by hands.
I would rather be a teacher than a potter. For he shapes vessels of clay, but I shape destinies
I would rather be a teacher than an interpreter. For he interprets words and ideas, but I interpret motives and purposes and endeavours.
I would rather be a teacher than an archaeologist. For he unearths buried treasures, but I unearth talent.
1 would rather be a teacher than an explorer. For he explores uncharted seas but I explore uncharted minds, and discover treasure islands and continents of untold possibilities.
I would rather be a teacher than a statesman. For he deals with finished citizens but I deal with future citizens.
I would rather be a teacher than a scientist For though he studies the wonders of the rocks, and the beauty of the stars, and the miracles of the plants, and the glory of the skies, I deal with that which is still more miraculous in the throbbing human hearts, unfolding human lives, and the formation of lifetime characters..