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127 Back To School Quotes For The First Day of School!

As summer winds down and the school bells prepare to ring, it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

Whether you’re a student, parent, or teacher, the first day of school is always a special occasion.

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To help you celebrate and motivate, here’s a collection of 127 back-to-school quotes to inspire and energize you for the new school year.

Back to School Quotes

  1. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey
  1. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  1. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
  1. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
  1. “School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside.” – Lon Watters
  1. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  1. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris
  1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

First Day of School Quotes

  1. “The first day of school: The day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins.” – Unknown
  1. “Be curious, be creative, be confident.” – Unknown
  1. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift
  1. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  1. “The first day of school is always a fashion show. The rest of the school year? A pajama party.” – Unknown
  1. “First day of school: New beginnings, new friendships, new challenges.” – Unknown
  1. “Don’t try hard to fit in, and certainly don’t try hard to be different…just try hard to be you.” – Zendaya
  1. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan
  1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
  1. “First day of school: Time to get back to grind and meet new minds.” – Unknown

Welcome Back to School Quotes

  1. “Welcome back to school! Let’s make this year the best one yet.” – Unknown
  1. “Back to school means back to making a difference.” – Unknown
  1. “A new school year means new beginnings, new adventures, new friendships, and new challenges. The slate is clean and anything can happen.” – Denise Witmer
  1. “Welcome back to school – let’s make this year amazing!” – Unknown
  1. “It’s a brand new year, with brand new adventures waiting to unfold.” – Unknown
  1. “Welcome back! Let’s strive for progress, not perfection.” – Unknown
  1. “New year, new journey, new memories.” – Unknown
  1. “Welcome back to the place where great minds grow.” – Unknown
  1. “Back to school: Time to turn the page and start a new chapter.” – Unknown
  1. “Welcome back to school – the place where magic happens every day.” – Unknown

Back to School Quotes for Kids

  1. “The adventure begins now. Let’s learn and grow together!” – Unknown
  1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “Back to school means you get to catch up with old friends and make new ones.” – Unknown
  1. “Today is a great day to learn something new!” – Unknown
  1. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
  1. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb
  1. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  1. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
  1. “Back to school means you get to discover more about the world and yourself.” – Unknown
  1. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Back to School Quotes for Kids’ First Day

  1. “Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss
  1. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  1. “You are off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss
  1. “The beginning is always today.” – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  1. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss
  1. “First day of school: The adventure begins!” – Unknown
  1. “First day of school: The start of a new chapter filled with endless possibilities.” – Unknown
  1. “Let today be the start of something new.” – Unknown
  1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  1. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

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More Back to School Quotes

  1. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
  1. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  1. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  1. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes
  1. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
  1. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver
  1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  1. “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin
  1. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

Even More Back to School Quotes

  1. “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
  1. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
  1. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch
  1. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” – Allan Bloom
  1. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  1. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
  1. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Back to School Quotes for Teens

  1. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
  1. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan
  1. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  1. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  1. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
  1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

Back to School Quotes for Teachers

  1. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” — Colleen Wilcox
  1. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  1. “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” — Brad Henry
  1. “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”
  1. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein
  1. “A teacher affects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” — Henry Adams
  1. “Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime.”
  1. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” — Bob Talbert
  1. “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” — Chinese Proverb
  1. “A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.”

Short Back to School Quotes

  1. “Back to school, back to learning.”
  1. “New year, new goals.”
  1. “Ready to learn and grow.”
  1. “School is cool!”
  1. “Time to hit the books.”
  1. “Learning is an adventure.”
  1. “Back to school, back to fun.”
  1. “New year, new challenges.”
  1. “Knowledge is power.”
  1. “Education opens doors.”

Motivational Back to School Quotes from Mom

Motivational Back to School Quotes from Mom
Motivational Back to School Quotes from Mom
  1. “Believe in yourself, and you will be unstoppable.”
  1. “You are capable of amazing things.”
  1. “Education is the key to unlocking your potential.”
  1. “Always do your best and never give up.”
  1. “Every day is a chance to learn something new.”
  1. “You have the power to make this year great.”
  1. “Stay curious and keep asking questions.”
  1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
  1. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
  1. “Dream big, work hard, and stay focused.”

Motivational Back to School Quotes from Teachers

Motivational Back to School Quotes from Teachers
  1. “You have the power to achieve greatness.”
  1. “Education is the foundation for a better future.”
  1. “Success is no accident; it’s hard work, perseverance, learning, and love for what you are doing.”
  1. “Your only limit is your mind.”
  1. “Learning is a treasure that will follow you everywhere.”
  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Believe in yourself and all that you are.”
  1. “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”
  1. “Strive for progress, not perfection.”
  1. “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” — Nora Ephron

Funny Back to School Quotes

Funny Back to School Quotes
Funny Back to School Quotes
  1. “Education is important, but big biceps are importanter.” — Unknown
  1. “You can lead a boy to college, but you can’t make him think.” — Elbert Hubbard
  1. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started… after the third cup of coffee.” — Unknown
  1. “School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here.” — Winifred C. Marshall
  1. “Why do they call it ‘back to school’? It’s more like ‘back to drool’.” — Unknown
  1. “You know you’re a teacher when you think ‘vacation’ means extra time to catch up on work.” — Unknown
  1. “Dear Math, I’m not a therapist. Solve your own problems.” — Unknown
  1. “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” — Daniel J. Boorstin
  1. “First day of school: The day when the countdown to the last day of school begins.” — Unknown
  1. “School means work and work means death. Let’s all go take a nap.” — Unknown

As the new school year begins, let these quotes serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. 

Share them with your friends, family, and classmates to spread positivity and encouragement. 

Here’s to a fantastic year filled with learning, growth, and new adventures!

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