50+ Best Back to School Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, and students alike all begin their back to school preparations. Profoundly inspirational back to school quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

If you’re searching for famous education quotes and top learning quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of positive middle school quotes, inspiring knowledge quotes and popular first day of school quotes.

Famous Back to School Quotes

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

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

School is the easiest job you’ll ever have. Marty Klazmer

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming. Goethe

There’s more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. Walt Disney

I said school starts tomorrow. I didn’t say I was going to be there. Kim Harrison

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

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. Clay P. Bedford

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry B. Adams

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Ben Franklin

What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. Chuck Grassley

You can drag my body to school but my spirit refuses to go. Bill Watterson

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. Smiley Blanton

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Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education. Martin Luther King

There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school. George Bernard Shaw

High school looks so much cooler on TV. Unknown

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. Bill Beattie

If you think your teachers are tough, wait ‘til you get a boss. Bill Gates

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson

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There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. Mahatma Gandhi

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. Josef Albers

School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside. Lon Watters

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

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

School is a lot like toilet paper. You only miss it when it’s gone. Anonymous

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. Chinese proverb

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz

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Inspirational Back to School Quotes

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

Education can get you the only thing that really matters in today’s world—an assigned parking space. Gene Perret

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. Japanese Proverb

You learn something everyday if you pay attention. Ray LeBlond

To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own. Unknown

It’s not that I hate school. I just hate waking up early in the morning. Unknown

First day of school, make sure that you know your locker combination. Jordan Francis

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. G.K. Chesterton

Education is the difference between wishing you could help other people and being able to help them. Russell M. Nelson

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

The highest result of education is tolerance. Hellen Keller

Respect your parents. They passed school without Google. Anonymous

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves. Joseph Campbell

The future of the world is in my classroom today. Ivan Welton Fitzwater

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. Edmund Burke

School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here. Winifred C. Marshal

The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice. Brian Herbert

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. Chinese proverb

Now when you get there, act like somebody. Unknown

I would enjoy school more if I was allowed to bring a pillow. Unknown

All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think. Ken Robinson