Men of every civilization have extolled the fame and virtues of their teachers. An appreciation of learning and scholarship is, in fact, the mark of a civilization. Some men become pre-eminent not only because of their ability to contribute to the sum total of knowledge but by their facility in imparting their knowledge to others. Every University has its beloved Professors- scholars and teachers who are inspired with their subject and who, through the force of personality alone, are able to infect others with their enthusiasm and to color the lives of their students.
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