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80 Inspiring Back To School Quotes And Sayings

Vacations are over, and it’s time to head back to school. Back-to-school season creates a rush of excitement for the new year. Here’s to the best school year ever! It’s back to waking up early, packing lunches, and getting homework done. Buying them a new backpack and packing them a tasty good-for-you snack.

Whether your kids are heading back to school, it’s your turn to go back to the classroom or you’re a teacher starting a fresh year, You can share some motivational back-to-school quotes with your children to help encourage them to achieve, Write them in your notebook, use them for your Instagram caption, These 80 motivating back-to-school quotes about school life stress the power of education, the determination to succeed, and the importance of never giving up on your dreams.

80 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Ready To Go Back To School

Back to School Quotes for Students

“I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” – Jenny Han

“The only educational aspect of television is that it puts the repairman’s kids through college.” – Joan Welsh

“At school, nobody thought I was smart, and I became smart. Nobody wanted to be my friend, and then I had lots of friends.” – Rebel Wilson

“The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.” – Ernest Renan

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.” – A. Whitney Brown

“I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.” – Natalie Portman

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift

“In elementary school, many a true word is spoken in guess.” – Henny Youngman

“However enjoyable the holidays may have been, there is always a pleasurable excitement about going back to school…”

“Because, of course we were very happy at school really. The trouble was that we were so much happier in the holidays.” – A. A. Milne

“Look here… tomorrow, at half-past eight in the morning, the carriage will come for you to take you back to school; and the sooner the better.” – A. Q. Carter

“The midsummer holidays closed, and the students came back to school… Minty began to think of her destiny as magnificently as Napoleon Buonaparte used to talk about his.” – William Pitt Scargill

Back to School Quotes for Teachers

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.” – Donald D. Quinn

“Schoolteachers are not fully appreciated by parents until it rains all day Saturday.“

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait ‘til you get a boss.” – Bill Gates

“Education helps you earn more. But not many schoolteachers can prove it.” – E.C. McKenzie

“Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.” – Gracie Allen

“There are three good reasons to be a teacher: June, July, and August.”

“learning” part of school, it’s important to remember that school is about so much more than homework, tests and teachers. It’s also about the people they interact with and the relationships they form.

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin

“You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.” – Richard Livingstone

Back to School Quotes for Moms

“You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.” – Elbert Hubbard

“If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.” – Edgar W. Howe

“Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it.” – Bethany Hill

“Sunday school: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.” – Henry Louis Mencken

“Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.” – Robert Gallagher

“I can remember thinking how unfair it all was. Fifty-two weeks in the year and only fifteen of them spent at home. A child snatched from his mother at nine, and never again given back to her for more than two months at a time.” – A. A. Milne

“Glad I am, mother, the holidays are over, when one goes back to school. Isn’t it jolly?” – Dinah Mulock Craik

“School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.” – John Updike

Going Back to School Quotes for Adults

“In a global economy, where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity, it is a prerequisite.” – Barack Obama

“Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a new chance to rebuild what you want.”

“I allowed myself to think if I could be doing anything in the world, what would I be doing? And what came to mind is I’d be traveling a little bit, I’d be going to classes, and I’d be going back to school.” – Ricky Williams

“I care not what subject is taught, if only it be taught well.” – T.H. Huxley

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.” – Elizabeth Warren

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

“Work hard, nap hard.” – Demi Lovato

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“When a subject becomes totally obsolete, we make it a required course.” – Peter Drucker

“Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” – Dana Stewart Scott

“I do not know what ‘moss’ stands for in the proverb, but if it stood for useful knowledge…I gathered more moss by rolling than I ever did at school.” – Ernest Shackleton

“Learning is not compulsory…but to survive, we must learn.” – W. Edwards Deming

“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” – Mark Twain

“You can’t do it alone. Be open to collaboration. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” – John Dewey

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I’m not going to school just for the academics. I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.” – Emma Watson

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodet

“It doesn’t make much difference what you study, so long as you don’t like it.” – Finley Peter Dunne

“The Founding Fathers…provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.” – John Updike

“Together we have come to realize that for men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.” – Ivan Illich

“What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original. What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn’t really matter what you’re into. It just means you’re not a follower.” – Kristen Bell

“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

“If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.” – Susan B. Anthony

“Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.” – Martin H. Fischer

“Don’t try so hard to fit in, and certainly don’t try so hard to be different…Just try hard to be you.” – Zendaya

“I’m not going to school just for the academics. I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.” – Emma Watson

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Anonymous

“Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

“Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.” – Doug Larson

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill

“Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on the treadmill, and it wasn’t even on.” – Amy Poehler

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“‘boring’ as it may seem to them now, it will be worth it in the end. It’s something they’ll have forever.”

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde

“You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.” – Michelle Obama

“You’re off to great place, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

“You can never be overdressed or over-educated!” – Oscar Wilde

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” – Vernon Howard

Back to School after Summer Vacation Quotes

“We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.” – Peter De Vries

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin

Back to School after Holidays Quotes

“Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.” – Margaret Laurence

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” – Bill Dodds

Back to School Quotes Funny

“Sign on a high school bulletin board in Dallas: Free every Monday through Friday—knowledge. Bring your own containers.” – E.C. McKenzie

“Sometimes we’re all too quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count.”

“But there are advantages to being President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified top secret.” – Ronald Reagan

“When I got out of high school they retired my jersey, but it was for hygiene and sanitary reasons.” – George Carlin

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