67+ Best First Day Of School Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The first day of school is the first day of an academic year. Inspirational first day of school quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous First Day Of School Quotes

The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day. – Harry Wong

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – Charles Dederich

Waking your kids up for school the first day after a break is almost as much fun as birthing them was. – Jenny McCarthy

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

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You’re off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! – Dr. Seuss

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

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

I felt abandoned – watching my mum leave me with strangers. I’ll never forget that feeling. Then I had very happy years at school. – Claire Sweeney

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

The first day of school: The day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins. – Unknown

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

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

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

powerful first day of school quotes

I felt like the first day of school or someting. My heart was beating a litttle faster, my anticipation was building up. It was like the first day of school when you go to kindergaten or something. – Carlos Boozer

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

Work hard, nap hard. – Demi Lovato

The first day of school is always a fashion show. The rest of the school year? A pajama party. – Unknown

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

It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook. – Dana Perino

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

When we empower girls hungry for education, we cultivate women who are emboldened to effect change within their communities and globally. – Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

On the first day of a college you will worry about how will you do inside the college and at the last day of a college you will wonder what will you do outside the college – Amit Kalantri

Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time. – Mark Twain

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

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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

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

Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up. – Regina Brett

High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life. – Giancarlo Stanton

The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced. – John Ruskin

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. – Victor Hugo

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

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

Be curious, not cool. – Ken Burns

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

The first day of school is always a fashion show, The rest of the school year? A pajama party. – Unknown

What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends. – J. J. Watt

High school is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship – nor, contrary to popular belief, an anarchic state. High school is a divine-right monarchy. And when the queen goes on vacation, things change. – John Green

High school is about finding who you are, because that’s more important than trying to be someone else. – Nick Jonas

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

The first day of school is our second New Year’s. It is our day to make resolutions, to look backward to former lapses and triumphs and to look ahead, usually with a mix of anxiety and hope, to the year to come. – Mark Edmundon

empowering first day of school quotes

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

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

I’m not going. – Kate Berube

My memories on my first day of school included the classic never-ending search for that one classroom that did not seem to exist. – Sean C. Cusak

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

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

By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one. – Clifton Fadiman

Middle school is kind of like Middle-earth. It’s a magical journey filled with elves, dwarves, hobbits, queens, kings, and a few corrupt wizards. Word to the wise: pick your traveling companions well. Ones with the courage and moral fiber to persevere. Ones who wield their lip gloss like magic wands when confronted with danger. This way, when you pass through the congested hallways rife with pernicious diversion, you achieve your desired destination-or at least your next class. – Kimberly Dana

Belonging starts with self-acceptance … Believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. – Brene Brown

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

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

Why do people cry on the last day of school? You should be crying on the first day of school. – Unknown

Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying. – Arabella Weir

You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun. – Josephine Baker

The first day of school – The day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins. – Unknown

Teaching middle school is an adventure not a job. – Angela K. Bennett

But the more we all stuck together, the more outside layers fell off, revealing that we all have insecurities, fears, and dreams. And that’s perfectly normal. That’s how God made us. – Allyson Kennedy

Middle school has many complex tunnels, some are underground. – Alexandra Contreras-Montesano

One day middle school will end and become high school and after that it just becomes life. All those things you think are important now won’t be anymore. – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

That awkward moment on the first day of school when you’ll go in front of the class and introduce yourself. – Unknown

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

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability. – Francis Bacon

School success is not predicted by a child’s fund of facts or a precocious ability to read as much as by emotional and social measures. – Daniel Goleman

You come here for one thing and one thing only, and that is to learn. I used to spend a lot of my life waiting for the day I could quit school, but then came to realize that so long as we are alive we never leave school. Life is a series of high schools, one after the other. – RuPaul

Time to rise. Time for school! Open your eyes. – Tammie Jones

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