25 A+ Quotes for Back-to-School


In a few short weeks, teachers will be heading back to school to prepare their
classrooms for the upcoming school year. Are you one of them? Listed below are
25 motivational and inspirational quotes that would be terrific for bulletin
board displays, murals, banners, etc. There are lots of good quotes in this
post, so let’s dive right in!

25 Motivational and Inspirational Back-to-School Quotes

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

 – Lon Watters

School bells are ringing loud and clear.

Vacation’s over. School is here.

-Winifred C. Marshal

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

-Malala Yousafzai

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to

-Oprah Winfrey

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

-Brian Herbert

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

-Albert Einstein

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds


First day of school! Wake up! Come on. First day of school.

-Finding Nemo

The road to here and everywhere on earth begins in the classroom.

-Hubert Humphrey

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

You are off to great places.

Today is your day!

-Dr. Seuss

Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just
teaching you to stand up the next time.

-Joel Edgerton

A new school year means new beginnings, new adventures, new
friendships, and new challenges. The slate is clean and anything can

-Denise Witmer

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get
started to be great.

-Les Brown

Time to rise. Time for school! Open your eyes.

-Tammie Jones

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are
determined to learn, no one can stop you.

-Zig Ziglar

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the

-Nelson Mandela

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

-Carl Sagan

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.

-Conan O’Brien

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

-Taylor Swift

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning,
studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or
learning to do.


The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.

-Marvin Phillips

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate
their hearts.

-Dalai Lama

You learn something new every day if you pay attention.

-Ray LeBlond

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